My husband's Halloween musical show is poised to open next Thursday, so it's been a flurry of activity in my household. Despite the madness, I managed to fit in the the Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF) with my sister for a few days last weekend.
Here's a couple of awe-inspiring quilts:
This one was designed/drafted on paper and quilted on a domestic Bernina. The back was equally spectacular.
The quilt above is by Gloria Loughman. My sister and I wanted to take a class by Ms. Loughman, but it filled up right away. Instead, we enrolled in a half day hand-quilting class taught by
Jean Brown and a full day landscape quilting class with by Kathy McNeil.
We didn't have a huge amount of time to see the show and shop (awesome vendors) but we tried our best! You can find more pictures from the show on my flick under quilt shows.
Above is the class sample of the quilt we were making in class. My sister and her friend and I took up a table at the back of the room - we had heaps of fabric which we were freely sharing amongst ourselves and snips of paper and fabric littering the carpet and pretty much what we accomplished by class end were the rock formations/cliffs in the mid and foreground. Too bad I didn't think to stop and snap a picture of us working, but we were trying to get as much done during class time as we could. I came away from the class armed with the techniques to finish the quilt and another WIP to add to the pile.
It wasn't all work and no play.
I'm 2nd from the left and my sister is in the middle.
When I have more time, I'll write in more detail about some of the things I learned in my two classes and a few tools I purchased (new quilting hoop, etc.).