Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Superior Threads

I just returned from a trip to St. George with some new friends and we had the BEST time. RaeAnn from Cutie Pinwheel, Susanne and Jackie all invited me on this wonderful trip with them. I felt sooo lucky! Nedra from Cactus Needle fame took us on a tour of Superior Threads. I have been there before because I went thru the school of Threadology, but my friends had never been there and Bob and Heather, the owners have built on an entire other wing that I hadn't seen before. It was so fun to see the school and to learn about all the advances that they are making.
This is a Kimono you see in the entry way and is what inspired Heather in the first place to begin to create thread that didn't break for American quilters.
This is a sewing room where you can learn all the techniques, play with all the threads and you don't even have to haul your own sewing machine! How awesome is that?! Brand new Berninas just waiting for you to play on!!

This is an upper room where there are long arm machines to learn all the machine quilting techniques and try the threads on a variety of long arms. If you already have a machine you can practice on the kind you own, or you can try out all kinds and see which one you'd like to purchase. They got in two more machines that were in boxes the day we got there.

There was a big pile of quilts that are the 'show and tells' that Heather uses when she teaches different techniques and different threads. I just had to take photos of some of them to show you!

A close up of the above quilt.

The 3 D parts of this quilt are done with thread! Her hair is different threads and is so beautiful. I should have rotated it for you before I posted it, but you get the idea. The fabric choices are also perfect for the texture of this quilt.

A close up of the above quilt.

A close up of the hair that I was telling you about. And those lines you see around the figure are all quilting lines.

This is neon bright varigated quilting thread and I think it makes the entire quilt. Heather is amazingly creative and then hires the most talented quilters to put it all together. So Beautiful!

A close up of the above quilt. I can't believe how talented some people are.

1 comment:

  1. Seeing this post just makes me want to go back! It was a blast and I can't wait until we do it again.