Tuesday, May 08, 2012

More Photos from West Virginia, thank you Kim!

Isn't this photo beautiful? Cedar Lakes in West Virginia is a slice of heaven for sure...everything about it is wonderful and the good news? Everyone in the class signed up for next year already plus a few more people so as of now, we will have 24 happy and fun students for more story quilts, easy piecing and getting outside of the box with our ARTIST at full attention!
The wonderful story quilt above was done by Mary and the photo taken was by Kim. If you haven't already seen Mary's fabulous quilt it is about she and her family making 100 coffee cakes at Christmas time and giving them away...people come and stir and help and it is a memorable time for many friends and family too. Isn't this a great story for a quilt? We all just love this and so does her family!
Above is a jar of cherries on the quilt...isn't this fun?
I also LOVE how Mary designs her birds for her quilts with the freeform piecing we do. Awesome and whimsical!
Blue flowers of happiness the easy piecing way...........love these that Carol did....two Carol's sat at the table and one of them has two L's in her name, I am confused....
This COW is of coarse another one for the collection! Bessie is Mary's Mother. She is thinking about what she wants to put on the udders. I put hula girls on one of my cows and hot dogs on another one. The easy cow pattern is in the Out of the Box with Easy Blocks book. It takes about 2 1/2 hours to make and then the fun starts. There is ONE more opening at the Quilting Adventures class I am teaching in June where we will do cows and flower power....would love to have you there! I have been very happy with the lovely girls in the classes this spring. There are so many many wonderful quilters out there and they make the best friends and are the most fun. Quilters have their hearts in the right places and they want what is best for each other and the world. I am so thankful for this wonderful passion I have for quilting and the people who quilt. It makes my life very happy and very fulfilled. Art does fill our soul no matter what the medium as long as it is thought provoking, positive and impactful. Get to work! :0) By the way I love comments and I am behind on sending out the winners of that last comment contest. I had steroid shots in my back today for my heriniated disk and so this is your week to watch your mail............honest.


DianeP said...

Thank you for sharing all the great class pictures! Looks like everyone is having a lot of fun!!

Hope your back is feeling better now - so sorry you were in so much pain.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Enjoyed the pictures. They inspire me to get busy and make my story quilt. Yes, West Virginia is "almost heaven." What a fun group.

kim kerschl said...

Awesome photos (!).. What is the comment contest?

kim kerschl said...

Awesome photos (!).. What is the comment contest?

Anonymous said...

Mary Lou,
I finally got to see your blog... It is now one of my favorites. My husband really likes his quilt! It is the first time he said something other than,"It's OK." I will send you pictures when I get the center done. Before next year's class!!