As promised, here are a few shots of my creations from the sensational sashiko by machine class with Sharon Pederson (who was terrific!).
Aren’t these motifs fun? I realized that this class wasn’t the first time I had seen them: check out the hem of the dress I wore to the class, the front of my notebook, a fat quarter of fabric from Marcia Derse, and it keeps cropping up in my research for the mid mod quilt bee. Sashiko is kind of everywhere! This class was so much fun, but it totally put me in the thread-buying zone for the rest of the show…
A highlight of Thursday was definitely the luncheon with Kaffe Fassett. He was, first and foremost, pretty darn hilarious. And his approach to quilting is so unique, inspired by everything from knitwear design (most obviously) to tile work to English gardens… and a sense of humor and experimentation and play that is really refreshing. My next stop was, of course, downstairs on the exhibit floor. Here are a few luscious detail shots of his quilts:
And finally, here’s one very special place I discovered… love it! More to come on the exhibit itself, including the impressive collection of pieces from 500 Art Quilts. And I may even share some photos of my festival stash…. assuming it will all fit in my suitcase for my travels home!