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Monday, February 25, 2008

The Missing Camera.........

The missing/lost camera has been recovered!
I had left it at Sawtooth School for the Visual Arts after the last class of the
Landscape Quilting
class I taught!
I am soooooooo happy for having recovered it!!!!!!
Here are the pictures I promised of the final class meeting and the completed landscapes. I am so pleased with everyones finished landscapes. Didn't they all do a good Job?

Denni's first landscape.

Now Denni here even out did herself! She started another landscape before coming to class. If you close you can see the original picture on the left and her landscape on the right. She had not completed the thread painting.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Lost Camera!

Well I have gone and done it now. I have lost my camera over the last few days. It is no where to be found. I am sick, sick, sick. All the photos I took of the students and their completed landscape quilts are gone. I am so mad at myself.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Ah-h-h-h finally!

The blog engine is finally letting me up load the rest of the pictures from the Landscape Class I am teaching! Each participants landscape is different. I can't wait to see the details they have added over the past week. Look in tomorrow and see what they have done.

Today has been a busy day. This morning I worked in the LQS. We had about 100 ladies come threw the shop today, as today was "Block of the Month Club". Tomorrow I will work and complete (I hope) my block.
(Oh well, the blog still will not let me spell-check this. Me being the worst speller on the planet, needs all the help I can get!)
A lot of the ladies who came into the shop were rushing home to pack their suitcases for the Quilt show/classes going on this weekend in Hampton, Va. I know they will be seeing lots of beautiful quilts over the weekend. Ah-h-h to have planned better, so I could go. Safe travel to all who are going. Bring back lots of pictures and ideas.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Landscape Quilting Class

Gee has it been a week since I last sat down to make a post? The past week has been a busy one.
Back before Christmas I was called by the head of the Fiber department at Saw Tooth School for the Visual Arts
to teach a class about the techniques used in
"Landscape Quilting".
Having nothing else on my plate (LOL), I said "Yes". Well to make a long story short, time caught up with me, and I was not prepared for teaching the class until the last minute!
The class was scheduled for the 1st 3 Wednesday evenings
in February.
This past Wednesday was the middle class of the 3 that were planned. Here is one of the results of the homework that was assigned.
( I now know the fustrations that "Quiltmemories" has with uploading pictures to her blog! There should be three more pictures, but the blogger is not allowing it for some reason. It's not even letting me Spell check.)

Hopefully, after class this Wednesday night, I'll be able to post the finished pieces. As of last week the compostions were complete, and they were shown thread painting using their sewing machines. When we meet this week, the final steps of layering backing, batting & top, quilting and binding will be discussed and the projects will be complete. There are 6 students in the class and each one has chosen a different landscape. Job well done class!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Staff Retreat Weekend

Gee, I can't believe it has been 2 weeks since I posted!
This past weekend was the staff Retreat weekend. There were 17 of us who traveled to Warrenton, NC to the
Magnolia Manor Bread & Breakfast.
We all took new projects or UFO's to work on while we were there. This is a small church we stopped at while on our way there. It is so small only about 15 - 20 people can fit inside. It dates back about 100 years. The cemetary is enclosed by a stone wall/fence and sits right by the church. A few weeks ago I posted pictures of the fabric and 16 of 64 blocks I plan to use in a Wedding Quilt for my son and future D-n-L. The plan had been to get ALL of the blocks and the center block completed so I could put it together while at the retreat!
Well the blocks did not get finished.
BUT I had a back-up plan.
Two years ago, I participated in the $5 Quilt B-O-M. I decided to do both of the color ways...Traditional & Brights.
Of course I did not keep up with getting all the blocks completed on time. Working in the shop has its' advantage & disadvantages.
First advantage - you don't have to keep up with getting them done on time.
First disadvantage - you get behind.
I did finally completed all the Bright blocks, but had 4 Traditional blocks to complete. So these were 2 of the 4 incomplete quilts I have started.
I now have only 3 incomplete quilt tops.
The Bright BOM is now complete!
(plus one of the four incomplete Traditional blocks)
Now hopefully I can continue finishing those UFO's before undertaking another project!