Wednesday, September 24, 2014

On the Road...


One of the great things about teaching quilt workshops is all the amazing places you get to visit and the people you enjoy meeting.
This week I'm in Sisters, Oregon.
 It is an old forestry town now converted to a tourist place...very pretty with lovely hanging baskets of purple petunias, and lots of pretty plantings alongside the Western style shops.  The Sisters in question are three mountains part of the Cascade chain - which can be seen in the distance from the edge of town..within the town we're deep in pine woods.

I took the photo on the left on the way to breakfast this morning!!





And here's me teaching.....


I only hope the solemn look on the ladies is concentration and not despair!!!  They worked really hard and produced some super designs...I set the parameters tightly at first emphasizing major important points in creating strong composition - like unity with variety - and then gradually broaden the variables.
Here are a few of their designs:














I think there's a good chance at least one of them will find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow:


If you have been - thanks for reading!!!  and please do make comments...also I'd be very interested in any topics you might suggest for the blog...  thank you!!  Elizabeth

4 comments:

Vickie said...

I have two of your design books that I'm working through on my own, but I would LOVE to take one of your classes. I love what your students are doing! Will you ever be anywhere near Louisville, KY?

Elizabeth Barton said...

Thank you Vickie!
I don't have anything planned near Louisville - I always put whatever classes I'm teaching on the side bar of the blog, and there's a page on the website with them listed too. And I have classes running constantly on academyofquilting.com
thanks for asking! Elizabeth

Unknown said...

Hope you will come back to Oregon soon. I'd love to take a class from the "real you" and when I tried to sign up for this one it was full. Come back soon.

Elizabeth Barton said...

Thank you Unknown!! I'm so sorry - I think the class filled up fairly quickly.....but I will be at Salt Spring next July....