The Asheville Quilters and their Zen Doodle Quilts.
Have you ever been to Asheville, NC? First, it’s a beautiful part of the country with its green, rolling hills. And secondly, the Asheville Quilters are a talented group that are a delight to be around. Maybe you should check it out!
The intrepid quilters of Asheville joined me for my Zen Doodle Quilts workshop. Here you see them with their original designs. Each student developed their designs based upon doodles or drawings they made in class. Then they learned a nifty pattern transfer method for fused fabrics. Aren’t their original designs wonderful!
The brave Desert Quilters of Henderson, NV have a lot to brag about. They took on the scary task of developing quilt designs from their sketches or doodles. I’m happy to report that nobody cried. Nobody gave up. Nobody left and joined the foreign legion.
Quilts designed by members of the Zen Doodle class in Henderson, NV.
Here are some of the quilts in progress created in the one-day Zen Doodle class. They are all original designs and I am so very proud of the students. Today, members of the Asheville Quilt Guild, NC take on the same task. No doubt more exciting designs will be developed.
Horse galloping through the Gateway Canyons Resort. He’s on a mission.
Do you know that phrase “It’ll never be seen from a galloping horse”? Well here’s that horse.
Parts is parts.
And here’s what you see if you get close to the horse- a lot of parts that make up the whole bronco. We use that galloping horse phrase in quilt making when the overall design is terrific but the actual construction details of the quilt are so-so. I know, because I’ve made my share of galloping horse quilts.
Every galloping horse needs a rear view mirror.
In hindsight, I should have worked on those construction details. It’s important to take your time and make it look pretty. That’s why I’m getting off the horse and stepping away from working on my commission quilt for a while. I need to take my time and just say “Whoa” to the quilt.