My folk-art imagery reflects my multi-cultural background and my fascination with folkart from around the world. Inspiration comes from memories collected during my African childhood with its animals and grasslands, a sojourn in the green South of England and time spent in Connecticut, Tennessee, Utah and Ohio.
At the end of July I taught at the Hershey Show in Hershey, Pennsylvania for the first time. My friend Melissa moved to the Philadelphia area earlier this year and I was delighted as she was able to attend the show and she also signed up for 3 of my classes.
During the three days I taught 5 classes, 3 full day and two mystery wool stitch classes in the evenings. It was a very busy 3 days but lots of fun.
The first class was my Red Clover quilt which has three blocks. I love the variations on the theme. Many used different colors and a variety of ribbons for stems.
Sue, Monica and Heidi brought there wonderful Victoria bags for me to see.
During the afternoon we played with our embellishment threads adding stitches for texture.
The Second day was the Early Pincushion. Even though this is an old pattern it is a great one day class as it is small enough to do some great embellishments on.
The third day was the Teaberry Sac. This is a great winter purse! All had fun adding stitches to the berries and leaves.
We had one finished project along with another student who brought one to share.
I thank Missy for the opportunity to teach at Hershey and I look forward to returning in the future.