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.
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Jane Sassaman Class[/caption]
And of course the wonderful scenery, here are a few of the hundreds pictures I took.
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The brilliant colour of the trees[/caption]
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I Just loved the lovely trees[/caption]
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The vivid blue of the river[/caption]
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Looking from Queenstown town basin out onto lake Wakatipu[/caption]
Happy Stitching everyone