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Talk About Serendipity!

April 12, 2010

I’ve just returned from attending the wonderful wedding of my son, Jamie and his new wife, Natascha, in Florida. While there I visited an old quilting friend, Ellen White, who told me about the following events that occurred to her.

About a year and a half ago, she took the Fantasy Flower Workshop from me (actually she arranged the workshop) and made this small wall quilt inspired by a photograph of an amaryllis.

Ellen took the quilt to the Bead Chick bead shop in St. Augustine to look for beads to add as embellishment and became friends with the owner who asked her to join Ancient City Artisans Guild. She did. The Guild had a booth at RAM, Riverside Arts Market in Jacksonville in which she sold large, beautiful quilted purses. Along came the shop buyer from the Cummer Museum, who saw the purses and Ellen now sells her art, purses, and small quilts, at the museum shop.

Ellen says that just by taking my workshop she owes it all to me. I say it’s serendipity. But Ellen, your work is great and your rewards are well deserved. Keep up the good work. (I should have photographed one of the purses. Phooey!)

UPDATE: Ellen sent some pictures of her purses. So cool.

SFA Dye Workshop

July 14, 2009

This past weekend I led a dye workshop for Springfield Fiber Artists. It was pretty loose and everyone did what they wanted. I was just a helper if they had a problem. I think everyone had a good time and learned at least one new technique. Here are just a few samples. I almost forgot to take any pictures!Linda-ComptonLinda Compton

Mary-Lou-HolmesMary Lou Holmes

Marty-CorcoranMarty Corcoran

Barb-ArnoldBarb Arnold

Workshops in Jacksonville

October 20, 2008

It’s been a lovely week among old friends in Jacksonville, FL. I taught two workshops; Fantasy Flowers to the Friendship Quilters Guild and Improvisational Piecing to the All Stars Quilt Guild, also in JAX. Following are pictures of the Fantasy Flower workshop. These people were so creative. They worked hard and came up with some great designs. Each very original and individualistic.

Betty Lu David seems pleased with her drawing.

Mary Jo is making a pattern from her drawing

And here are pictures of several of the others and how they progressed.

Aren’t they great? And that was just a sampling.

The second workshop was one day with All Stars Quilters Guild, learning Improvisational Piecing. And here are a few pics:

Vickie Zoller cutting her “strip” fabric.

Although these last pictures are of only one technique, we managed to work in a few more.

Both guilds were great to work with, plus I made new friends.