Jun 05 15
Our web site was down for a few days and I’ve been working feverishly on a quilt top so haven’t gotten a post up yet in spite of the fact that the symposium ended last Sunday afternoon! Each May, all the guilds across the state of NC get together for a big quilt symposium with a quilt show/vendor mall and a few days of classes. The site rotates each year and this year it was in Flat Rock, NC. It was a great time and I had wonderful students in my classes. It began with a teacher get-together at the home of Georgia Bonesteel. I first began quilting in 1979 and Georgia was THE pioneer quilter who even had a tv show. That may not sound like a big deal now, but back then, Georgia was the IT GIRL in the quilting world. It was kind of awe-inspring to be sitting in her kitchen and walking through her studio! In addition to being a great quilter, she’s also a terrific gardener and here she is meeting us in her front yard (Note the quilt on the front of her home): The next day, I taught a class on trapunto and thread sketching where we made pansy wall hangings like this: My photos don’t do the colors justice, but it was a real treat to walk around the class and see all the wonderful color combinations that people came up with. Here are some photos of works-in-progress. This first one was made by Sandy Chambers and she was the only person who gave me permission to use her name! I also got to teach a beginner level free motion quilting class and was lucky enough to have a great group of students in that class as well! All in all, it was a total blast. Great to meet all of you and hope we get to meet again!