Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I love teaching at Quilters Affair in Sisters Oregon. Jean Wells and her daughter Valori along with all their wonderful staff and volunteers put on a fabulous week of exciting events in this very special place. It starts on Monday with five days of classes. The first evening we are treated to a teacher dinner at Jeans home. Jean and John had just moved into their new home and this is the fabulous view from their back yard. It is catered by a local catering company. The food and the company is always wonderful. What a great way to meet the 20 teachers who teach at this event.
The first two days I taught blocks from my quilt Magnolia. We had a full class of twenty enthusiastic students who played with wool and embellishments.
This flower block was made with a wonderful old striped sweater and velvet rick-rack and the leaves were couched with hand dyed yarn.
I love the bright and clear colors used in this flower block especially the fun cotton stem.
I also had two wonderful ladies form England in my class and they needleturn and embellished this great flower block using cottons, wools and velvets.
This is a fun house block using this great polka dot background and rick-rack trim.