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Queenstown Symposium

Hello Everyone I have been away at the Queenstown Symposium. I had a wonderful time doing two very interesting classes and taking in all the wonderful scenery.  The exhibitions were also very good, lovely to see all the wonderful work,I  feel very proud of the quality of workmanship our New Zealand Quilters produce. I was very lucky to do two great classes with two wonderful and inspiring tutors. Very much out of my comfort zone, and I loved every minute. My first class was with Gloria Loughman, playing on the surface. In this class I learnt more about design and some great techniques that Gloria uses to create her wonderful quilts. I am keen to finish the quilt I have started in this class but I am afraid there is not much to show for the two days I got to spend on it. I promise when I get a bit of time to work on it I will post a picture. I found Gloria a great teacher, very inspiring and a lovely warm person. My second class was with Jane Sassaman, since reading her book a quilted garden I have been inspired by her. This is why I chose her class. the class I took was also a design class, I learnt several things from this class that I have taken on board. I find every class you do not matter if you intend to keep doing the kind of work taught in the class or not you always come away with something worth while to add to your ( tool belt ) of techniques etc, that you will find useful in whatever you do. Here is a picture so far of what I accomplished in her class. [caption id="attachment_420" align="alignleft" width="150"] Jane Sassaman Class[/caption]                   And of course the wonderful scenery, here are a few of the hundreds pictures I took.   [caption id="attachment_421" align="alignleft" width="150"] The brilliant colour of the trees[/caption] [caption id="attachment_422" align="alignleft" width="150"] I Just loved the lovely trees[/caption]                 [caption id="attachment_423" align="alignleft" width="150"] The vivid blue of the river[/caption] [caption id="attachment_424" align="alignleft" width="150"] Looking from Queenstown town basin out onto lake Wakatipu[/caption]                   Happy Stitching everyone   Sharon
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Comments on this post (4)

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Sharon

    Interesting!You’ve made a good and excellent accomplishment.. You also made a wonderful scenery..I envy you because you learn a lot of topics about design and some great techniques of it. After reading with your description about to your two tutors, I could say that they are really good and brilliant tutors. If you don’t mid,could you please share some techniques about designing? :)..

    — aya

  • Aug 03, 2016

    It does tend to overwhelm you to conduct a class in a different environment. I hope you had a wonderful experience and found it exhilarating as I have when I taught someplace else.

    — Karla

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Sharon,
    Wow.It looks like your already professional.Your finished product is amazing,I also want to learn that one.Well maybe you did it great because all you tutor were very good,and of course as you said ,they are all very nice teacher.I wish also to learn how to do this thing and hope to have also a teacher as good as you have.Very lovely post.Hope to see more of the things you’ve done. Keep up the good work.

    — Thea

  • Aug 03, 2016

    Hello
    Thank you for your comment. Yes it is great to learn from these very talented people.
    With design I would definetely say have a go, for me it always comes from instinct, trial and error.

    Sharon

    — sharon

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