I am so very grateful to be teaching quilt classes!!!
Before my first class,
I compiled a list of what I have enjoyed
about my most memorable classes
and have been trying to incorporate
I loved how:
- Davis Walker was so calm and often quoted
other's profound artistic and life wisdom.
- Mary Lou Weidman was happy, positive, believed that the creative process of making quilts is important, and shared funny stories.
- Freddy Moran exuded a joyful love of life and made no excuses
for her style of making quilts.
- Gwen Marston made time to give each student some undivided attention, allowing each person to create their own way.
-Judy Irish was so very relaxed and encouraging! "If you can't see it from a galloping horse it doesn't matter." (love love her!)
- Carrol McVey (owner of Aunt Mary's) had some great classes that
kept me coming back for more AND gave away prizes!
I've been having fun making little zipper bags,
so these were some of my prizes.
Deb shared her finished
delightful bright and happy Liberated Stacked coins!
All kinds of relaxed creative fun has been happening
(oh, and quilt making too!)
and went on to start this Roman Stripe Quilt yesterday at Calico Creations!
I love this block because the possibilities are endless!!
I first saw the block in an Amish quilt
and since then my eye
has been catching it in many other books and patterns.
These were my samples...
and here's Carolyn's.
LOVE these ladies!!!
At Aunt Mary's on Friday,
we were webbing...
beginning of a scrappy Halloween
Lotta Jansdotter collection not webbing
and here's Pam's
cheerful 30s collection!
Always trying to balance,
my oldest and I continue to connect over food.
We trekked to Paseo's Cuban sandwich shop
in the Fremont neighborhood.
Here's my yummy
(but too slippery)
chicken breast sandwich.
This was tied to the street sign a few blocks over!
I'll leave you with
more yellow from Mount Vernon...
a bald eagle from Lake Goodwin...
and a baby eagle from Ebey Slough.
Eagles bring strength and courage
reminding us to be open
to all of the glorious possibilities!
"Life is like a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!" - from the Auntie Mame movie
How will you nourish your soul today?