Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Weekend Update

by: Barb

What a busy and fun weekend.

Saturday was rainy, so I just did a quick walk through of the the Hell's Kitchen Flea Market. Maybe I'll have better luck next month.

It was my first meeting as a new member of the Empire Quilters, who meet in NYC. They are an active and vibrant group of women and I look forward to getting to know them better. Here is the result of their Block of the Month - what a turn out of blocks!

The speaker was,
David Taylor, an incredibly talented art quilter from Steamboat Springs.

His precise process is hand applique', previewing each piece on the design wall, and then heavy machine quilting (thread paint style) with variegated thread. David changes thread color every 5 to 10 mins and buries all the knots on the back. His quilts are almost reversible, as you'll see with the Calf quilt.

The Chicadee quilt has 500 indivdually selected and appliqued pine needles. Amazing.

Sunday, we took a drive to Mystic Seaport Museum in Conn. It's a wonderful 19 Century Whaling Village Museum.

Isn't this great spontaneous public art? It's the visitor stickers and wrist bracelets on a trash can.

Me and Hanna Whaling around.....

Nice strippy in one of the cottages.

This sweet little doll bed was carved by a captain at sea. Upon his return, he was informed that his baby daughter had died while he was away :(
The little quilts are so sweet.

Monday brought another day of quilting and guild fun, but I'll save that for next time.


Kim said...

that's an amazing amount of blocks- maybe I will join them - did you see Elaine there??

antique quilter said...

love the doll quilts, the courthouse stops looks wonderful..
Davids quilts are amazing.
great blocks, look like they would be fun to make

Crispy said...

Gosh Barb, It looks like you had a wonderful weekend!! I'm sure you will make friends in the guild quickly, quilters are usually a very friendly bunch :0)