Friday, July 23, 2010
I sometimes have to pinch myself to make sure that I am really in these wonderful places I have been so fortunate to teach at especially this year. Alaska was fabulous! I taught for three days for Jan at Changing Tides and Annette at Raintree Quilts in Juneau. The students were so enthusiastic and I got to meet many who are on my BOM program. We worked on a block from my Magnolia Quilt, a block from Red Clover and on the flower basket from my Altered Texture series.
I had a little time to do some sight seeing and went to the Gardens where there were these amazing upside down flower trees. What you see at the top are the roots of the tree. These were all pulled up in a mud slide and the owner designed all the trees which they plant with amazing cascading flowers each summer.
I stayed with Fabienne at her home over looking the water. What a view! I was really taken with these 8 foot Delphiniums in her garden. She explained that they are so tall because of the long days of sunlight.
She also took me out on her boat and what a great evening of sight seeing. This is the glacier form the water.
We also saw whale and they performed for us breaching many times. It was hard to capture it on camera.
Thanks to everyone for making me feel so welcome. It was a wonderful trip and I can't wait to return.