Hopefully everyone had an enjoyable holiday weekend : ) Unfortunately, mine was a tad disappointing and less productive than I had hoped for. My parents were in town visiting, and I was looking forward to attending a quilting class with my mom until, as Murphy's Law would have it, the stomach bug that my hubby and kids had succumbed to a week earlier finally caught up to me! (Caught up, overtook, and then kicked me while I was down is more like it ; ) On the plus side, having extra hands around meant I could get some rest, but my anticipated post today showcasing what I would have learned went right out the window!
The class we were to attend was taught by Jo Diggs - if you haven't heard her lecture before, she's a very interesting speaker. Earlier last week she talked to our quilt guild about color, including a trunk show of her work spanning the last five decades, much of which is subtle and textured (the picture to the right is a great example of her muted landscapes; much of her recent work is small, framed miniatures, but this piece is a full size quilt). She started out in clothing design, but is more recently known for her hand embroidered landscapes, and the class was to be on her technique for such. I'm really glad I got to hear her speak, but sorry that I missed the chance to learn more about her embroidery style. She lives right here in Portland, Maine, though, so maybe I'll get the chance to take another class with her someday in the future!
And here's my weekly Pile O' Fabric Stash Share. One of my favorite things about this share is that I can "use" my map fabric for something finally... but without actually using it up ; ) I think it's going to be in my stash for a long while before I dare part with it!
(l-r) unknown, Lottie Da by Heather Bailey, Center City by Jay McCarroll, unknown, Ashbury Heights by Doohikey Designs, unknown, Lovely by Sandy Gervais