I just returned from a trip to “Art Quilt Tahoe“. This conference takes place at a stunning setting – the Zephyr Point Conference Centre – located on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe. It was hard to stop taking photos of the lake and gorgeous surroundings. This was my outstanding view. No complaints here. I spent 4 days working with Jane Dunnewold, an accomplished fibre artist I met last year at the Surface Design Association conference in San Antonio, Texas. I fell in love with Jane’s work immediately, and when an opportunity presented itself to take one of her classes, I jumped at it. The class was called ” Improvisational Design for Digital Printing”. It was everything I expected and more. I have been totally consumed with designing fabrics on the computer and on Sunday night I placed an order. My head was busting with ideas and it was tough to decide what to order first. I ordered from Spoonflower, an online service that does terrific work. I am really excited to see how my fabrics turn out, and I’ll post photos once they arrive.
Here is a piece of Jane’s work, titled “It’s All About Proportion”.
The conference classes were small so teachers were able to give lots attention to all their students. Every lunch and dinner featured a speaker, with established art quilters giving terrific presentations. There were amazing quilts on display to stimulate and amaze, and what fun to spend time with so many like-minded individuals! I met some terrific people, including a quilter whose work I have admired for many, many years – Theresa May. I might have even stalked her a bit after we met, but I couldn’t help myself. She is talented and totally unassuming and I was just so thrilled to meet her. Here is one of Theresa’s quilts titled “San José Beauty”. Totally amazing to see up close!Must get moving now. I’m working on things for a craft sale and I’m a little behind. Where would I be without a deadline?
Wow, lovely 🙂
When I was a kid growing up in Northern California, Terri, we used to vacation in Tahoe. My sister still vacations there every summer. It is a gorgeous place. It doesn’t surprise me that these picturesque surroundings added to your inspiration overload while taking the class. Great pictures! Looking forward to seeing your fabrics.
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Thanks, V. My favorite thing in Tahoe was the incredible long needled pines. I wanted desparately to bring home a suitcase full of the gorgeous cones, but I wasn’t sure customs would share my enthusiasm. Instead I’m printing some fabrics with their images. Why aren’t they here yet????
Simply beautiful your photographs are amazing.
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