Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Just some of the students in the plaid class at John C.Campbell Folk School-stay tuned for more later on.....

These blocks and the quilt above are Joanna's. She phoned and emailed before the class to say she had sewn little and hadn't taken a beginning quilt class. I discouraged her from coming (big mistake on my part) and she ignored me and came anyway much to my delight. She showed me that she was positive, willing to learn, delightful to the class, and luckily had faith in herself-something I try to encourage others to do. She came a long way and I loved her blocks and also her as a neat person who added alot to the class. She was a giver and not a taker-lovely!
Darling bird isn't it?
Every artist needs a tiara though some people are afraid to wear them for fear of what others may think.....who cares? Barb's quilt in process.......

Years ago I created a really fun line of fabric for Benartex called "Crazy Cats and Mary Lou Too"-Mary a student in class brought the entire line and used it in all of her buildings...this was wonderful for me to see as I hand painted all of these things and to see them all used in one quilt by someone who did a great job was lovely. It ended up being a fun town because Mary placed the buildings offset and you could imagine streets and hills and valleys and water...

Below is Mary who is a quilt judge in Florida and she is holding up her house-I loved each one and the end result was wonderful-I thought the lighthouse was especially creative and funThis is a photo of Gretchen and Barb-I goofed and didn't get Barb's eyes open but she is cute anyway
The quilt below is Barbara who is from Florida-she had a nice sense of inventing and it paid off-fun to watch this develop and watch her smile-she is a lovely and fun person
Isn't this polka dot flower of Barb's darling? A few polka dots with the plaids adds alot of fun!Key Lime pie, I would take this over chocolate anyday...give me lime, lemon and orange anything.... this was delicious

3 comments:

WoolenSails said...

More amazing work by the ladies in class. I love the idea of making fun buildings. I might try one with some of our historical places, but in a folk art way.

Debbie

Maree in NC :-) said...

Oh, Mary Lou! I really wanted to join y'all in the plaid class, but wasn't able to. And, now, seeing that yummy key lime pie, I'm even sadder about that! :-P

Patty said...

Me too Maree!!!!!!
Great food and fun times! I need that one day soon!