Anna Hergert, Art & Design

Calgary Workshop Recap

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The last weekend was busy. There was tracing, drawing, coloring, cutting, selecting colors, snipping, encouraging chatter and satisfied “ooohhhhs” and “aaahhhhs”. I was teaching “Twisting the Landscape” in my former hometown. When reflecting on how often I have taught a workshop in Calgary since I moved seven years ago we realized that this was only the second time I was invited to teach. (The first time was during Quilt Canada 2010.)

It was great to be back: An eager group of 15 participants from the “Quilted Mouse Quilt Guild” gathered in SE Calgary on Friday morning, and soon everyone was fully immersed in the design process. The first day was focused on identifying line and shape, assessing value and introducing color to the repeating designs.

The evening lecture welcomed 55 interested quilters. It generated great questions and interaction. Days two and three went by in a flash. I was particularly impressed with the amount of work accomplished in this classroom. The images in the slideshow above provide a brief glance into the great weekend enjoyed by all. Thank you, Quilted Mouse Guild members for organizing such a wonderful venue and gathering an enthusiastic group!

Our timing was superb… On Monday morning we woke up to rain which quickly turned into huge snowflakes and made our departure quick and painless! We are glad we missed this taste of winter – it will be here soon enough!

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2 thoughts on “Calgary Workshop Recap

  1. I would be running from snow also. What is this????
    Looks like you had a super interested group for this class in your old home town.
    I have finally made the jump back to being able to work on my craft after a whole year in the doldrums. I have lots of ideas and have actually started one. Yes.
    I will miss coming out to your studio along with my three buddies this winter. I have told them that we should just come for a visit sometime when you are not away or too busy for company. Well at least I have next summer to look forward to with you at Muenster.


    • Hi Leona, great to see your comment. I am just checking emails and the blog… I spent the day unpacking from all the teaching this summer, moving furniture and cleaning the studio. I needed to get rid of the cob webs and killer dust bunnies – I can breathe again and have my next project all worked out in my head… fondling fabric and paints is next on the agenda! – Let’s plan a studio visit for early in 2015. I am about to go on a camping holiday which will take me to the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara in mid-October… Once I get back I am off to Calgary for another class and soon I will be packing for Christmas time in Germany. Any dates after January 15th will be considered for a studio visit. 😉


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