Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

I am back from a wonderful week at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.  It started on Sunday the 3rd with a Fiber Arts Walk through the town shops where I was able to view lots of unique techniques where artists were, dyeing, stitching and selling their wares.   I attended "Quilters Affaire" which is the week before the show where classes are taken. I took a class from Leonore Crawford and her painted flowers, see post below, on the 4th of July -- they don't stop for a holiday when it falls during quilt week. Also took a class with Frieda Anderson with her dyed fabric in fusing and learned some new tips for working with fusing. 

Sisters Mountains

"Alice in Wonderland" Exhibit

Quilts on porches

Quilts in shop window.
Saturday was Quilt Show day and volunteers start really early hanging 1400 quilts all over town, from porches, windows, walls and parks. I really enjoyed the special exhibit from some girls in Portland. Their group "Cover to Cover" all read the same book and then each makes a quilt for the book - this exhibit was "Alice in Wonderland". It was really unique and they dressed up in Alice style and greeted viewers.  All in all a wonderful 2 weeks in the area - Sisters, Bend and Sunriver. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Recent projects

Painted Rose

Been a while since I have updated my blog - we are doing a lot of traveling.  I took a class with Leonore Crawford at the Sisters, OR Quilt show.  The Rose is my finished project I painted in her class. We used Seta Color and I am really happy with this flower.  I will find a background to put it on - I will fuse it - and finish it up.  I really enjoyed her class and like the technique of painting from a photo. 

"Techniques Sampler"

I have also been working on a small quilt "Techniques Sampler" that features a lot of the techniques I use in making my art quilts, including my beaded seams/panels.Flower is painted with crayons and circles are made with the Bernina circle attachment. I will be teaching it at Redlands Sewing Center, Redlands, Ca sometime in the fall, after we return home.