Sunday, October 29, 2006

Autumn Festival

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to advertise my quilting class at the Autumn Festival held at the Veterens Memorial Senior Center where I teach. It was an Open House event held on Saturday. They had about 25 boutique vendor booths, food, and various types of entertainment. The Center asked its instructors if they wanted to have a booth to advertise their classes. Barbara Hall, who teaches the quilting class on Monday afternoons, and I decided to split our time at the event with a "booth" showcasing some of our class projects. We handed about quite a few flyers and it looks like we will be getting some new students in January. I was a little surprised at how interested some people were in taking the classes. I snapped a picture of Barbara in the booth before I took over my shift. It was a pleasant day and I got to talk to a lot of very nice people.

On another note, our table was across from the Watercolor instructor, Guy Magallanes. What an amazing talent he is! He has a sparkling personality and huge talent. I hear that his class is very popular and is always very full. Check out his website if you have time.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Art of Art

Lance and I had quite a discussion recently about what "is" and what "isn't" art. Or rather, what is one person's art versus another person's art. I won't get into the issue right here and now, but I wanted to share something with everyone. Now THIS, I consider art. Click on some of the pictures for a closer look.

Friday, October 20, 2006

The first rule of quilt club...

I can't imagine that there are many people out there who are quilters AND have seen the movie "Fight Club". The two things would seem mutually exclusive, but there are a few of us out there... The movie is a bit brutal, but it has one of those great twists at the end that make you think back through the whole movie and evaluate it in a completely different way. Anyhow, for those three or four quilters in the world who HAVE seen the movie, here is a link to an article from "The Onion" that you MUST read. Very nicely done.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

PIQF 2006

We went to the Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF) over the weekend. Awesome. I look forward to it every year. People travel a long way to attend and I am very fortunate to have it right in my backyard. I took lots of pictures and Lance put them into a photo show for me. Let's see if the link works: PIQF2006

I tend to take mostly pictures of the more "arty" quilts. I tried to take some of the stunning traditional quilts as well this time. Unfortunately, a lot of the detail work (quilt stitches, small applique, etc.) just doesn't come out in the pictures.

Now I'm inspired all over again!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Love them boys!

I went to see my sister and nephews this weekend. They are getting so big! (the boys, not my sister) Jackson will be 5 in January and Maxwell will be 2 in December. Time really flies.

There was lots of playing in mud and picking up worms. A great time was had by all!