Thursday, May 26, 2011

Last week I spent a lovely time teaching a story quilt class and a flower power class at the LaConner Museum. WISH you had been there to join in the great fun and the great girls who were there. We had lunch each day at the Museum and spent time looking at my quilts and talking about techniques and stories and colors and their stashes and why different colors and fabrics work and why others don't. I love a little laughter and also some sweet sentiments and we had both. My show will be there until the 26th of June so you still have time to get over and see it. Some quilts will be retired and this will be your last chance to catch a glimpse.
Hope you can make it so you too leave the Museum with a giant smile on your face and many ideas for doing your own story in a quilt. In 80 years what will people know about you from the quilts you make?
I want a garden filled with these lovely cone flowers!

My goodness is this snail cute or what? This girl had taken one beginning quilt class before mine. Someone said to me "hey what you just taught us is not in the book" and I said "that is why you take classes isn't it?" I am always thinking of new things to add onto the older ones...quite fun!

How talented! She put a spool in the middle of a flower! Fun!

Stripes can do so much in a quilt and isn't this flower whimsical?

A bird takes shape to sit in a quilt...quite fun and this bird will wing it's way back to Vancouver BC.

Sometimes you can sit across from someone and not know they are using the same colors (different fabrics) than you are using. Isn't this fun?

Stephanie shows that stratas make for great flowers in flower power. Look at her lovely smile....and her laugh is quite wonderful too.

LaConner is known for their lovely flowers and tulips and color is everywhere. It is well worth driving to the Museum to see my quilt show, go to Calico Cupboard for a great meal and shopping for great clothes, jewelry and antiques. Awesome place with so much to see and do. I am very proud to have my quilts shown in such a magical town.

I have looked at these whirleygigs for years in LaConner. They were made by one of the girls who started "Bunnies By the Bay" and then a Chinese company bought their rights and now the building is shared by one of the girls and an artist guy. There used to be a lovely garden in front and then they widened the street. Now there are hardly any plants in front that are lovely like the last ones and the fence and whirleygigs are showing their age. It is really a cute spot though and well worth going to look at and enjoy. I always walk over there to look and let me dreams rome.


jan said...

Thanks again for a very fun class. You are the best....such a fun teacher. Loved seeing your quilts in person...photographs just cannot do them justice like seeing them in person.

WoolenSails said...

You seem to find the most fun places to visit and hold retreats.


Carol said...

Another wonderful workshop! Nice to see everyone's creations!! And looking at your wonderful photos, LaConner is definitely on my bucket list. I hope to be there before your show ends in June!
hoochy hugs,