Monday, August 22, 2011
Quilts going to Houston
I have finished the "very special" quilt!
It has taken me months, but I'm really happy with it. All it needs now is its hanging sleeve and a label and then it will be winging its way to Lisa Walton in Sydney! She is an amazing person and a brilliant teacher. If you ever get a chance to take one of her classes, jump at it!
Last year, at the Houston International Quilt Festival, Lisa was named the winner of the Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship for Quilting Teachers. As part of the scholarship, Lisa has to stage an exhibition, not only of her work but she also has to present a body of work made by her students! Lisa also will be teaching at the Festival. The full class list is on the above link if you are planning on being in Houston for the Festival (I'm going to be there! Yeah!).
I was really thrilled and amazed when, in December last year, Lisa invited me to be one of those students!
My "Blackbird" is the result. It is 56" x 57". Sorry the photo isn't very good - it is too big to hang on my design wall. My Sweetpea (DH) held it up for me to photograph. It really does hang straight and flat (and I think I over exposed the photo!).
Over the weekend I finished a second quilt for Lisa. I started the quilt last year but I hadn't finished it. Since Saturday I've faced it, beaded it, put a hanging sleeve on it and a label. This one is smaller (25" x 25"). This one is in the mail tonight, on it's way to Sydney. Her name is Poppies!
I'm so excited! I'll get to see them both hanging! After that I'm off to Vancouver for a few days and then to San Fransisco!
Who is counting the days?