|Final Hanging Spot|
|Final Hanging Spot|
I went to Salt Lake earlier this week for my granddaughter's birthday party. While there I arranged to meet up with my dear friend Lisa to retrieve my National Park quilt from her. She lives near my daughter. As we were making arrangements I mentioned that I was sad to be unable to attend the guild Dye Party that she was heading up. She said we could have our own when you pick up Capitol Reef! Oh Yeah! And so we did!
|So wonderful to be together!|
|Lisa's outdoor studio|
|Lisa mixing dyes|
|Swirled and tied|
|Ready to cook!|
|Yard piece swirled|
|My rubber banded piece|
|Crumpled in a zip lock|
|Cactus in bloom|
I think it is exciting to have a piece of quilt art in a traveling show! I belong to an online group that does a yearly challenge. And then the group of quilts travel together to several shows. I have been with the group for the last 4 years. The 2020 collection did not travel since all shows were canceled. So they will travel this year. Our coordinator received a last minute opportunity to display our quilts in a Gallery. She still had possession of the 2020 quilts, but they needed more for the display. She sent out the call for any previous years quilts to expand the collection. I had three quilts available.
|Saving Red Knoll|
|Barbara and my work in class|
|End of the day progress|
Now mind you when I first started quilting in the early 90's son got the very first twin quilt, handquilted. They all have a lot of quilts now. And all their children as well.
Son has been giving me crap (well deserved) about not getting a HS grad quilt. It is all in good fun. This year he made the effort to finish his college degree. Over the years he had been going off and on to school, has two associate degrees but has always wanted to finish a full degree. A few years ago he was really making a push. He got to the last 3 classes and they were only offered in person and the University he was attending was too far to drive taking into account working fulltime, new house, new baby, etc. So it went back on hold. When the pandemic hit those classes became available online. He finished and graduated last week!
When it became apparent that he would be finishing his degree I decided it was time for his High School graduation quilt to get done. A couple of years ago I had bought some eagle fabric for a backing. I went through the UFO pile looking for something that would look good for a grad quilt. This guy fit the ticket. And it is only 21 years too late!
And then I was playing with shorter strips and put them up on the wall. I loved the look of this arrangement. Later I realized it was not feasible to sew the pieces together unless using major set in seams. Ditched that idea.
|Another setting using the Wild Geese|
I had another set of geese blocks that I played with and came up with this setting. It is a top, just waiting in the quilting queue.
Florence has a ton more ideas in this class. The class is available to anyone, not just guild members. You pay one price and get access until May 31st to five different classes. Guild members get a discount. It is a great deal. Sorry that I didn't tell you about it sooner, but there are still 11 days left of access if you are interested. I am a guild member and friends with a couple of the teachers but have no vested interest or paid commission coming to me. I am sharing my quilts and wanted to let you know where you could take the class. Link to the event.
|All the B's|
I have also been spinning a lot of yarn. This one I spun for a friends birthday. It is chain plied and the colors are actually brighter than the photograph.
|Red Rock Arch|