This past week has been so busy, but I wanted to share a little of my trip to Atlanta last weekend. It started Thursday night when I took a class with Victoria Findlay Wolfe. What a fun evening. Victoria and I have been blogger friends for a couple of years, so it was a blast to finally meet in person. The class was called "Playing with Miniatures" and we learned how to make these little blocks. I was kind of busy chatting so I didn't finish my block :). But I did get the center done - the ones on the left were extras.
To put it in perspective, these little darlings finish at 1"!!
We got a little class kit with 2 pieces of fabric and some scraps. My pieces were red and purple which I think will be cute.
I have promised myself to finish this and not let it sit in a drawer.
Victoria had several samples for us to see.
I like this single row set in a square.
One of the students actually finished her center block, the red looked really good with the drab olive color.
The next day it was time to see the quilts and enjoy the exhibit. My sister and I had so much fun.
Victoria did a quilt walk and spent time discussing the quilts in the DWR exhibit. Here she is with her tractor DWR quilt.
Here we are in front of Organic Pink Pickles. It looked so pretty hanging and Victoria let me talk about it to the group.
Here I am in front of my QN 45 challenge quilt "Dahlia Revisited". This exhibit was really something. I had not seen pictures of the quilts so I didn't really know what the other quilts looked like. They were gorgeous and I felt very humbled to have placed in the top 5. This quilt will be back home soon, I don't think they are travelling anywhere else.
Some of you may recognize this red quilt. If you looked closely at the work, you could probably guess. It's made by Sharon Schamber.
Sharon had an exhibit there also and her daughter Cristy Fincher led the quilt walk. She told stories about growing up as Sharon's daughter and shared about Sharon's evolution as a quilter. I have seen some of Sharon's quilts in person before. They are so incredible, she has set the bar very high.
Driving over 750 miles is not something I would want to do often, but it was so worth it to see not only my quilts but all the other quilts in the many different exhibits. There was so much inspiration.