Monday, July 11, 2016

Quilter's Affair and Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

What a week it has been! My brain is saturated with colors and inspiration and filled with best of the best memories.
My classes were filled with individuals wanting to try something new. I learned so much from watching them work on freeform blocks, try different combinations of colors and share their stories and thought process as they worked each day.

Here are some collages of their work.

Students' Work - Crossroads
Students' Work - Organized Chaos
Students' Work - Hourglass Twist
Students' Work - Windmills
On the day of the show I woke up early to watch the firemen hang the quilts on the walls of The Stitching Post. It was an experience not to be missed!

On Friday, storm clouds brought a lot of rain and winds which forced the picnic to be moved to the to Sisters' high school instead of the park. Some clouds decided to linger around on Saturday to watch the hanging of the quilts too. Early morning Sun started to warm us all up and colors and textures of the quilts all around town took care of the rest.


Photo by Valori Wells
We were ready to check out every single quilt in the show. I have been posting the pictures on my facebook page since the first day in Sisters. Click on the link to see them.
www.facebook.com/TheRootConnection 

After seeing everyone working so passionately, I am eager to get back to my design wall. So happy and thankful to have experienced being part of the teaching staff at Quilter's Affair. I am specially thankful for those who signed up for my classes. I met many fb friends, teachers and artists I have  admired for many years in person for the first time.

What an amazing experience! Thank you Jean and Valori Wells!

   




   




13 comments:

  1. I loved seeing many of the quilts posted around Instagram. Your designs are a joy to see in these different interpretations.

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  2. My friends were in your classes and just raved about you! We enjoyed meeting you and seeing all the quilts in the Teachers' Tent. So inspiring!

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    1. Kristen, It was nice to meet you too! It was great to see all of those quilts in the tent. I can't believe how fast the week went by!

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  3. What a wonderful experience!

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  4. All lovely--especially love the crossroads ones....hugs, Julierose

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  5. Thanks! And I spotted two of my friends in the last photo with you - Cathe and Maren. :)

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    1. Such wonderful ladies and gifted artists they both are! I had dinner with them and we discussed quilt of India.

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  6. The collages of your students work show what a great time everyone must have had! It's great to see you getting around and having such wonderful experiences!

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  7. How amazing! I WILL make it to that show eventually, I am determined!

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  8. I'd like to see that show too! And take one of your classes :)

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  9. looks like such fun. I hope to make it there someday!

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  10. How wonderful to see you so happy in such a marvelous place. Thank you for sharing your photos over the course of the week for those of us who were not in Oregon. Many hugs!

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