This past November, I attended Art Quilt Tahoe for the second time. We all arrived right after a big snow storm, but it was blue skies the whole week; it was the best of both worlds.
Valerie Goodwin is a very gifted teacher, and I highly recommend her workshop.
I really enjoy going up Hwy 395 to Lake Tahoe. The entire drive is scenic, and it's something I look forward to.
This year the weather was beautiful every day, what a treat!
Velda Newman lives in the Lake Tahoe area, and usually teaches a workshop here each year. She brough her masterpiece to share with us. I went to see this amazing quilt when it was on display at Visions last year.
Valerie's workshop was a lot of fun, and she is an amazing teacher. The map I chose to work with is Downtown Vienna.
Before we started on our larger pieces, we did a few small studies just to get the techniques down. This is about 5 x 7.
I'll be overlaying my streets over this foundation.
I was very fortunate to be able to purchase one of Valerie's small studies. I love it, and it's the first thing you see as you enter my studio.
I'm super excited to be profiled in Quilting Arts Magazine this month. When I discovered QA, about two and a half years ago, I was blown away and and instantly hooked. It's truly an honor for me to be a featured artist. Thank you Pokey and Ellen!
I just got back from Houston but I'm already back on the road and in Lake Tahoe for a workshop with Valerie Goodwin. I had an amazing time, to say the least, and was so happy my husband could pull himself away from the office to go with me. We took a ton of pictures, and I've posted only a handful, but I'm too exhausted to actually comment on them. When I get back home, I will, and there will be a lot more coming too. :)
My quilt "A View from Above" won first prize in the Art Abstract Small Category, and "Life in the City" won an honorable mention in the Art Abstract Large Category. I was pretty blown away by everything, and look forward to elaborating further...
This is right after the awards ceremony.
I haven't seen these two ladies since elementary school!