I just returned from a super week in Denver, Colorado. One of the best things about being an (occasional!) workshop teacher is that I get to visit really interesting places (I’m afraid there’s no point in inviting me to Boondocksville, Nowhere Land!). I’d never seen very much of the USA before I started teaching and it’s exciting to have several new places on my list this year. First up was Denver, Co which has a giant league of quilters – 300 art quilters. Members attend meetings from as far away as Montana and Wyoming – now that’s dedication!
This was the view outside my hotel window the first day of class. What a perfect color scheme of cobalt, amber, pink, grey and black with even a little touch of an apple green.
Even the car parks have a glorious view in Denver…this is the scene as we drove up to the venue, a huge beautiful church hall.
The workshop was Working in a Series – here am I in full spate expostulating as is my wont!
Describing something to Jean Herman who is working on a large cityscape….below Gay Lasher was cutting out strips for her series on Conversations.
while Patti Joy talks about how she’s going to resize her series of 3 pieces based on a visit to island of Lewis in Scotland.
And below is the sculpture of a happy quiltmaker! yahoo!
It is outside the new and absolutely stunning Clyfford Still museum which I had the great good fortune of visiting after the workshop – thanks to a lovely lady in the group!
This is a view of the inside of the museum – fabulous, rich and spare, complex and simple and oh so generous in spirit!
What a great trip! Thank you so much to the Front Range Contemporary Quilters for inviting me to visit your beautiful city – and – for arranging for me to spend time with so many of you.
and now I’m back home…until the AQE/SAQA/SDA opening and conference in Philadelphia – more great inspiration I’m sure. See you there! Elizabeth
workshop photos courtesy of Linda Strand, Exhibits Chair, Front Range Contemporary Quilters, thank you, Linda!