I have been working tirelessly on getting class samples done. The other night I dreamt about a quilt I started almost 8 years ago. I had the 12 blocks done and had the fabric needed to complete it all together. So I made it a priority to “get her done”!
I think it was in 2008 that I and my friend Judy signed up for a class at What’s Your Stitch “N” Stuff Quilt Shop in Virginia Beach. It was called “Aunt Pitty Pat’s Sampler. Taught by Sue Troyan and her alter ego “Aunt Pitty Pat.
Sue Troyan has been quilting for nearly 30 years, and teaching for nearly as long. Sue specializes in teaching technique classes to quilters of all levels of experience. She does “almost everything, except machine quilting”, and especially enjoys hand applique’. A charter member of the 19th Century Patchwork Divas, Sue has had a number of her reproduction quilts exhibited at Quilts, Inc. shows including Houston, Chicago, and Long Beach, CA as well as the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Colorado. Her deep interest in antique quilts and American history caused her to create the character of “Aunt Pitty Pat”, a lady of a certain age from the nineteenth century who teaches the needle arts to young ladies and gentlemen. Her specialty is, of course, quilting. Sue, and Pitty, take great pleasure in visiting quilters guilds and shows, where Pitty shares her experiences and insights into the art we all love. Currently residing in Virginia Beach, VA, Sue lives with her husband Bill.
It was a great class, we had loads of fun. So this is for you Sue, I finally finished “Aunt Pitty Pat’s Sampler. I just love it! I must say, making the 200 flying geese was much easier using Studio 180’s Wing Clipper I.