Last weekend I spent pretty much all day Saturday and Sunday at our local quilt show. I taught two full-day classes. I am thrilled with how the weekend went, but honestly I'm glad it's over. I feel like I am breathing again. I am relaxed. I was a total nervous wreck for the few days leading up to the quilt show as I was worried about forgetting something important.
As I mentioned in my previous post I entered four quilts into the show. I placed first with two quilts, see next two photos:
|Crooked Tree Hill|
And I also placed second with the following quilt:
Needless to say I was ecstatic about these quilts winning in their categories. The quilt show brought in National Teacher Pamela Goecke Dinndorf of Aardvark Quilts. Pamela is a warm and sharing person and at the banquet on Saturday evening she shared many of her quilts. I love her use of fabric and color.
I finally have got all my teaching materials organized and stashed away, ready for a possible next time. I don't have any teaching gigs coming up at the moment. I haven't had a chance to get back to work in the studio yet, but last evening I got busy with this little hand stitching piece that I first shared with you in my previous post.
When I first started this piece I was unsure where it would go. At some point I took a cue from a monoprint I had done recently and I am creating a similar design with applique.
The vase is made from two layers of embroidered sheer fabrics.
I still have more to add to this piece.
I want to add flower stems and something to suggest a table or ground that the vase is sitting on.
Hope you are having a wonderful week.