morning, Sept 20
Hotel coffee is not normally the best, especially in a styrofoam cup. But this morning's is just hitting the spot. I need it, too, as I am trying to put some order into the class I just finished teaching. Twenty-two students of all varieties, from a total newbie who had never stitched two pieces together to a prize-winning quilter; from art quilters to dyed-in-the wool traditionalists.
noon, Sept 20
ok,I have to interrupt this narrative because it is lunchtime. I'm in the airport, just having ordered lunch
at a place called Bar Symon (Michael Symon, apparently some top chef person - but I don't watch tv, so what do I know?) The TSA lady told me about it. Pulled pork sandwich and it is GOOD.
Some students had already played around with my book and had found their own path. Marlene brought in a quilt she had made. The added black and yellow strips pull it together and just make it sing, don't they?
Sue began with this, and was trying to decide where to go with it. The striped fabric was annoying her.
Ok, she either needed to add more when she made additional units or get rid of it. The quilt went through many permutations, some group-think, and this was how it looked as we were finishing class yesterday.
Some of the students brought in leftover pieces from other projects that they wanted to get rid of. These triangle pieces fell into that category. Jean combined them with strips, some green fabric, and then auditioned them on a maroon background. Uh - no.
I was really happy to see that the students were working with my process but making it part of their own aesthetic. Thea brought in a piece she had printed, with the goal of using it as the centerpiece (so to speak) of a quilt. This was in the works as we finished up and almost done.
Elleny got to work almost immediately and created this free-form landscape.
late night, Sept 21
Oh, dear - 24 hours later and I am finally finished with the post I started yesterday morning. Well, better late than never. Quilt Company East Guild - thanks for the fun!