My trip to Walla Walla to be the featured artist in their yearly quilt festival was amazing thanks to these lovely ladies. The show was one of the best I’ve seen as far as creativity and talent. Their guild will certainly be hard to beat for most friendly and easy going. Must be all the wine;) Thanks also to all the students from past workshops in the area that stopped by to say “hi” and share their finished work;)
I don’t generally take my computer when I travel so I spent some time on Instagram here and there. The hashtag #bestofflickr seemed to be trending and made me think of posting some of the quilt photos shared on Flickr over the years. It also made me a little nostalgic for the time when social media seemed a bit less vast and Flickr wasn’t trying to be so flashy.
I browsed through this morning and here’s my top ten.
One of the first quilt tops I ever made was What a Bunch of Squares by Denyse Schmidt. I quickly figured out that templates were a waste of time, but the quilt remains one of my favorites as does the photo. A wedding gift that is likely falling apart do to so little quilting on it.
This pillow and photo are just so sunny and cheerful. One of the first attempts at improvisational patchwork I ever did. My niece still has it.
Funny that I went back to making pillows for samples for my improvisational workshops because it’s where I started. This was one of the first.
Pantone Pop quilt made Flickr’s explore page. That was a load of snow for Seattle.
Riding the ferry home and binding a quilt after teaching in Victoria.
The lushness of our old backyard in this picture is lovely with the red and purple of my Seam Ripper IPA quilt. Softest quilt ever.
Roan as a wee guy rolling around on my favorite magic numbers quilt I call Scrappy Sunshine.
Love these detail shots.
Psychedelic Baby quilt front and back.
I love how Value Quilts photograph and they remind me of my quilting beginnings.
AND that actually makes the top eleven.
I’ve got this week to catch up, next week to teach some classes in the studio and then I hit the road for the San Juans to lecture and teach. I’m hoping to get some weekday classes up too. Look for them next week or drop me an email if you want to schedule something.
Happy Week Peeps;)