It’s fun to take new classes. I was in Suzi Parron’s class and made the barn quilt shown on the left below. See some of the other barn quilts done by other students below on the right. Mine is a maple leaf 24″ x 24″ for my friends, the Withingtons, who own Silver Lake Syrups. Check out their website, http://www.silverlakesyrups.com. They won Best of Show for their Spruce Tip Syrup at the Tunbridge World’s Fair! They are a talented pair!
I started a class with SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) on Visual Design. Every Monday for 8 weeks I am introduced to an artist and how they use color, line, form, texture, value, space or form. It is exciting to learn about new resources and how quilts are created from strips of recycled saris, silk watercolor clean up rags, and more. I keep getting inspired to start new projects, knowing I really should finish a half dozen ready for quilting right now…
I gave my 28″ square Zinnia to my friend who hosted me in Gloucester Massachusetts for a few days. We relaxed and kept busy at the same time. I look forward to our next gathering in Vermont! It will be a SEW creative time.
If you haven’t taken a new class in a while, I recommend that you do. Invest in your creative juices. It good for you and those who live with you too! (Heehee) There are loads of online classes. I am doing both online and in person classes right now. I find chatting while creating is fun and educational. I think it is a necessary, networking tool that all women should participate in.
I’ve also been involved in teaching and organizing Humorous Speech contests over the past two weeks. Humor is very important too. Attend a Toastmasters Fall Humorous Speech contest. You won’t be disappointed. The Area contest is coming up on October 18th at 6:30 pm. at the Hannah Grimes Center, 25 Roxbury St., Keene, NH 03431.
See you in two weeks! I’ll show you the 5 quilts I finished over the past two weeks too!