What a great quilting week it's been! Wednesday was our guild meeting, Champlain Valley Quilter's guild of New York. We had a guest speaker, Karen Eckmeier from The Quilted Lizard. She is such a dynamic speaker, humorous and full of energy. I enjoyed listening to the stories associated with her creations, how she arrived at a particular design. Her work is beautiful to see!
Afterwards we headed it off to Merons, a bar down the street, for our monthly ritual of music, beer and darts. Since I've been hanging out with Jennifer and Lora, my dart game has drastically been improving. I won a game of cricket and 501. What a life skill I have acquired! lol In our excitement and enthusiasm to have fun, all while I proceeded to improve my dart skills, I didn't get home until 3:00 a.m.
I did get up 3 (three) hours later to get dd on the bus and ready my things for a workshop with Karen Eckmeier.
I attended the Happy Villages workshop that was sponsored by the guild. It was a great class! Karen Eckmeier is quite the entertainment! lol
During the creative process, Karen converses with her quilt. It's quite amusing to watch her demonstrate how she builds her village.
She believes that every quilt you create should make you smile. If you are not smiling, the quilt is not finished!
We were approximately 15 in the class and everyone had a different look to their village. It was fun to watch how the various villages came alive as finer details were added.
In keeping with the spirit of the fall season, I chose to do a Halloween village. Welcome to Spooky Hollow!
It is not finished and I have more details to add to it before I can start machine quilting it.
I will admit, this was really quilting outside of the box for me. I'm not used to ad lib quilting! The process involves cutting your squares into various shapes and building your village from the center outward. There is no structure to this, it's quite abstract.
Thursday evening, my friend Patty came over for our bee. I did warn her of my present sleepless state. She just laughed!
Despite the lack of sleep, it's been a great week! Thanks for stopping by!