When I checked the calendar this morning I realized that a week just flew by, and you might be wondering if I fell off the face of the earth.
I am still here! A week ago we were busy packing the car and readying the camper for our trip to Drumheller for “Quilting in the Badlands”. We drove all day Wednesday and arrived at our destination just in time for sunset. Since our campground was only a couple of kilometers from the Hoodoo site we quickly found our bearings and headed out to capture these landmarks with our cameras.
Work started the next morning and I met my co-judge Dawn Hunt from Calgary at the quilt show venue to judge the entries. Despite the low number of entries we spent about seven hours evaluating each quilt, formulating constructive critiques and deciding on the awards. Here are a few images of the show before it opened to the public.
I had the privilege of documenting the inaugural Quilting in the Badlands adjudicated quilt show. This took place just prior to opening on Friday morning. The rest of the day I spent with a couple of friends who made the drive from Calgary to tour the town, quilt show and spend time with me.
On Saturday I was booked to present two lectures with trunk shows which generated good interest. Attendees had excellent questions and we even signed up two more participants for my “Fearless Art Cloth” workshop that took place Sunday, Monday and today.
Connie could hardly wait to see the textures she created with some stitch resist. “Hmmm, which color should I add next?” Anna had a great time experimenting with color and texture.Linda and Louise collaborated with three pieces of cotton. It’s all about collaboration!Linda Ames, our fearless organizer, was happily ironing one of her fabulous pieces of hand dyed cotton.
Nine participants, nine different outcomes – just the way I like it as a teacher. Everyone gave their best and left tired and ready for a time of rest and reflection on what was presented during the workshop. Despite the tired looks there were smiles and a sense of satisfaction surrounding each student. It was a pleasure to share time with everyone. Thank you, Linda Ames, for organizing the workshop with such eager and enthusiastic participants!
I will leave you tonight with this image of the most spectacular sunset we witnessed Thursday night. Enjoy!
It looks like so much fun.
Becky, her daughter and I hope to do some dyeing soon.
Nancy – welcome to my blog! Yes, dyeing always results in big smiles! It was a great class with such enthusiastic students, many of whom dyed for the first time ever.