Friday, June 28, 2013

Home again, home again, jiggity jog

Got home from North Carolina on Monday night -- and here it is, Thursday night.  How did that happen?
Been catching up on sleep and staring into space during the day, recovering from the 10 hour drive/detours/power outages on the way home, and a few other adventures.  Oops!  Have also been packing and shipping supplies and quilts in addition to my large suitcase filled with paints, dyes, etc.
Haven't gotten to the small one yet with my clothes.

Last week's workshop was the usual fun and creativity, with most of the participants working quite differently from their norm. Here is Debby, holding a piece of her splendid work. She is standing next to an equally splendid work in progress which incorporates some of the hand-printed fabric she brought with her.  Isn't she versatile??

We kidded Katherine about being an over-achiever because she made two quilts in two days.  This is one of them.

 And here is one of the quilts she brought from home.  Katherine was productive because she is going to have a solo exhibit in the near future.  Again, you can see how different her other work is from what came out of her free-form experiment, above.
Lori M. loves the autumn colors and brought in a Strips That Sizzle quilt to show.   You can see how she is using the same colors in the free-form pieces on her wall, below. I can't wait to see what she ends up with. You can already see how different it will be from her other work.


 Here are the strips Lori R. sewed together and threw at the wall (ad hoc design).  She had a few different things going here, but eventually started editing and decided to work with the blue strips on the right (slow design).
 She just sent me a picture of her quilt, finished and quilted!! Another overachiever:-).
The strip sets on the wall with the yellow and red stripes are the starting point for another piece. Way to go, Lori!

'Nuff for now.  I was up till 3:am last night reading and I don't think I will make it that late tonight. nite!

2 comments:

Lori R said...

I was one of the lucky ones and I just can't thank you enough. I only wish that I didn't need to sleep at all - that would leave so much more time for sewing!!

Linda Hicks said...

Wow...I love those pieces. You must be the BEST teacher. I can't wait until you are in traveling distance for me. You are really getting around over the nation.