This year I took only two classes and from two of my favorite peeps. Tonye Phillips and Julie Herman. They are both delightful and excellent teachers.
Kathy from Material Obsession all the way from Australia. Her classes were full to the brim and although I didn't get in this time, I managed to visit her during the week and see the projects she taught this year. She inspires like no other in more ways than quilting :) Kathy was also the guest speaker at the picnic in the park. It was a lovely parade of quilts and she is an excellent speaker too.
On to the quilty day! It starts so very early and it is my favorite thing to get up early and get there while the firemen are still putting up the quilts on the Stitchin Post.
I entered 4 quilts this year. Here is Soul Searching on the Sister's Coffee Company porch. You can find the pattern in Kathy's book Making Quilts the Promise of Joy.
Here is Swoon. It sold in the first hour it was hung up for viewing. Sad to see it go. But happy to have it go where it's loved. I understand it now lives in Apple Valley, California.
Pam Kitty Morning Granny Squares were there too.
And my Peels quilt hung high up on the Alpaca Design Studio.
A fun sighting as we walked the quilts was this Red Center quilt. I did a double take because last year I entered mine that I took from Kathy Doughty in 2011. I got a little closer up on the tag and found that a three family members who saw my quilt last year decided to make the same one. They each made 50 blocks for each other and here is one of them all done. Nice work ladies!
|Red Centre aka 99 Reds|
Making the rounds at the teacher's tent I found some of my quilting movie stars. They inspire and are so generous with their talents. Love all of them!! Here is Elizabeth Hartman with her fab quilt. Look at those Echino birds!
|Elizabeth Hartman at the teacher's tent.|
|Here's Alissia Haight Carlton|
|Here's the fabulous Monica Happy Zombie and the adorable Violet Craft!|
Then in the later afternoon we found the Portland Modern Quilt Guild alley and yay! Monica and Violet.
|Give us some sugar gals!|
|This sight never gets old. The Stitchin Post Staff quilts|
Bye for now Metolius River cabin. See you next time.