Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday Sisters Quilt Show

'Baby Hexagon' quilt designed and made by Brigitte Giblin from Sydney Australia.

Wendy, Aimee and I rose really early to help hang the quilts. It is an amazing experience and so well organized. Within a couple of hours all 1200 quilts are hung on buildings and in parks through out the small town of Sisters. The whole town is transformed and thousands of enthusiastic quilters arrive for the day.

'Carmen Miranda' quilt designed and made by Brigitte Giblin from Sydney Australia.

There is also a teachers tent that features quilts designed by all the teachers who taught at the show. The quilt above is Kathy Doughty from Australia.

 These two were designed by Tonye Phillips from Camp Sherman, OR.

 Pamela Goecke Saint Cloud, MN.

 The Gees Bend Quilts


 Relaxing in the late afternoon

Wendy, Aimee and I stayed for a couple of extra days. On the Sunday after the show we attended a Lecture and quilt exhibit by Jean  Wells. Will post about that soon.
Take care

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sisters, OR classes

Wendy my sister and Aimee my youngest daughter joined me at Sisters this year. They took classes from Janet Bolton, Jean Wells and the Gees Bend ladies. We had a great time together and it was also wonderful to see friends from all over the country. An extra bonus was that the weather was perfect!

Many of my students brought finished projects to share with me. Carmen made my Duffel Bag from my 'Urban Sacs' book. I love the way she incorporated our new 'Animal Train' ribbon on the base. Leslie finished my 'Robin Run the Hedge' from the class I taught at Sisters last year.

I taught a two day 'Travel Journal' class. Each student incorporate a story about themselves in each piece. I love teaching these classes as the end results are very personal and incorporate many techniques.

We had a lot of fun during the two days and I am looking forward to seeing these completed quilts in the future. 

I also taught the 'Pomegranate Table Rug' many students incorporate fun ribbons and stitchery along with velvet, wool and cotton applique.

Michelle brought her lovely Mimosa Tote and Greta Needle Roll to share with me. As always it is great to see variations of my patterns. Keep them coming!

We also had fun creating blocks from my new Kids Flower Quilt. We have a little of the Japanese fabric left which I used in this quilt and have made up a few more kits. If you are interested in a kit give us a call or email us as these are limited and will not be available again as these fabrics have been discontinued. A picture of the finished quilt is on my previous blog post.

I also taught my leaf class and we all had fun creating with textural fabrics and hand dyed fibers.

I had a great week teaching and am looking forward to returning later this year to co teach with Tonye Phillips and will also be back at Quilters Affair next year. I will post pictures from the outdoor show later this week.
Creative Stitching