Monday, April 6, 2015

Asilomar...the Perfect Place to Quilt :)

I know I am beginning to sound like a broken record but Empty Spools is really a bucket list item for quilters.  Not only do you have your choice of wonderful instructors but as you can see in the photo of the girlfriends are quilting in one of the most beautiful settings in the world!

All along the beaches there are these boardwalks to protect the dunes but still allow you to enjoy the ocean.

I have included a group of photos from our class with Sylvia Pippen so that you can click on them to enlarge and maybe get a better sense of what this class was all about!  We practiced the art of Sashiko stitching and then tried several applique techniques until we discovered the one that worked best for us.  That was one of the wonderful things about this class...Sylvia was an adventuresome as the rest of us and was willing to try new techniques.

Glue pen for applique

These 2 gals had just been to the Road to California...taking a class with one of our favorites, Lisa of Primitive Gatherings!  On the right is Melanie our class angel...the class angel is the instructor's helper.  And, the gal on the left is Pam from The Traveling Quilters!  I am definitely going to keep that link because I want to take a trip to The Road to California with Pam!!!

Here is a little slide show of the Artist in Residence for Session 3, Susan Powell! Thanks for stopping by and we'll see ya tomorrow!
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  1. Amazing quilts with fun peppy music, what could be better? I enjoyed that.

  2. Lovely ohotos if all the different sashiko, applique projects. She designs such lovely combinations. Thanks for letting me know about her mom's upcoming show at the Quilt Museum in La Conner in May.

    The artist in residence show was also lovely. Thanks so much for sharing this with us also.

  3. Sounds like the perfect place to go for a retreat and i love the boardwalks along the ocean. The quilt with the angel on top and sun, if beautiful, is that a pattern?


  4. Well, I'm sure there was NO end to this fun retreat! Wish I had been there too but you can't do everything...ha! Ha! Beautiful designs incorporating the Sashiko.