The talk this week in my life has been full of quilting. Truthfully, I guess that’s every week, but this week I had people who wanted to listen.
I loaded up the car on Tuesday and headed to Vashon Island to speak with the Vashon guild. I quite enjoyed sitting in on their general meeting. Their laughter and laid back spirit put me at ease.
I love the candid shots. It’s similar to pausing your dvd to go use the loo and taking notice that even the most beautiful actors look funny in the middle of a still shot.
Anja of Island Quilter helped me hold the quilts and it was fun to answer questions.
I couldn’t resist taking a candid shot of Anja walking across the street with one of my quilts under her arm. Thanks for your help Anja!
I made some new friends in the quilting community. Afterwards, I was cracking up as Anja and I saw one or two of them everywhere we went. It reminded me of my prior small town life in Flagstaff.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to take a load of photos. My blog friend Elsa came up from Portland and took the class. As always, it was awesome to meet the people who stop by the blog in person.
Everyone was loving the outcome of their quilt tops so far. It’s rewarding to have such a good spirited group.
I think one of my favorite aspects of teaching is seeing what fabrics people are drawn to and listening on how they came about to deciding on them.
Generally there is someone they are thinking about making their quilt for and this mentality fits the kindness I find this community holds close to their hearts. Or maybe we just need an excuse to buy more fabric?
Me, I don’t need anymore fabric. So when I got home I started playing with some scraps and half-square-triangles with added stitch and flip triangles for a new baby in our lives.
I have other more pressing projects, so I had to place them away, but I like the scrappy look of course. I’ll find this difficult to roll up on the design wall tomorrow. There is some sort of double trouble triangle scrappy love going on with this one.
Happy week! Last one before school starts again. How’d the hell that happen?
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