Quilting in the Trees – Victoria – June 2011

Good afternoon,

I am a bit behind in blogging, and I apologize.  I’ve been very busy lately with workshops out-of-town and getting ready for deadlines and such.

I was in Victoria mid-June and had a great time teaching two workshops at Quilting in the Trees at Pearson College, organized by the Victoria Quilters Guild.  And they do a great job every time.  This time, it was the 25th Anniversary.  I wanted to share some images with you.

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The building on the far left is the classroom where I taught “I can’t see the berries for the leaves”.

Here are Bev and Lesley, picking through fabrics, organizing their stashes, and playing with templates …

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And here are the three bears in a row!  Aren’t they wonderful?  Two black and a brown bear (missing its ear still).

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And here’s Lesley’s work.  That background fabric is lovely.  I can’t wait to see these quilts finished.  Karen, Bev and Lesley did a wonderful job.

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Dinner on Saturday was a lovely affair.  We had a turkey dinner and pumpkin pie.

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Sunday was the workshop on Fabric Painting.  We had a lot of fun; everyone got done in time.

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Here’s Sandra who came all the way from Australia to take the class.  Sandra makes the most beautiful teddy bears when not quilting.

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I shared a room with three other instructors:  Judy Farrow, Coreen Zerr and Ursula Riegel.  We had a great time.  Coreen was in the classroom next to mine for the three days, so I got to visit and see the ladies working on some beautiful flower quilts.  A lot of work … but well worth it.  The last day they got to play with paint!

I enjoyed meeting Ursula; we spent some meals getting to know each other.  She does some amazing hand work, and was teaching a class on different techniques for hand applique.  She was in charge of designing the Mystery Quilt for the 25th Anniversary, and it was a beauty!  It even made me want to make it (and I am not very fond of Mystery Quilts) …

Judy gave the lecture this year and it was very interesting, as she’s spent about 30 years living and working in the Arctic and the Northwest Territories, so her work reflects her thoughts and feelings about the time she spent there.  Now she has a lovely studio on Victoria Island.

Until next time, garden a bit, enjoy the sun a bit, and keep quilting.

Ana

 

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