What a wonderful group. Most of them were not quilters in the sense that you normally think a quilter is, as those who use the quilting stitches for more than just holding the layers together or who make quilts to sleep under. There were several painters in the group but none who paint on fabric in the way I do, some had used textile paints.
I also had a very accomplish quilter in the bunch named Jayne Gaskins who has a piece in this year's Quilt National and in talking to her I learned that this was her second acceptance and that each time, she had submitted only one piece, the one she felt was her best effort. Interesting....
Here's a list of those in the class in no particular order, definitely not be seating order, Julie, Roz, Laura, Dana, Victoria, Susan, Jayne, Virginia, Gretchen, Amy and Ellen
Forgive me, if I give you the wrong name for each class attendee. I am awful with name, Now faces, I will remember and their pieces I will remember,
Everyone was instructed to send me a picture of a flower they wanted to paint, From those images I made them a line drawing and enlarged it to class size which was a maximum of 20" x 30" I also made them a smaller version just in case they did not want to tackle the larger size. Those were 15" x 20
Ellen, holding a copy of the photo she sent me of the flower she wanted to try to paint.
Susan and her Hibiscus
We had a lively discussion in class about this flower and concluded it is an orchard.
Virginia chose to draw her own design based on an enlarge photo of plants growing in her neighbors yard.
Gretchen, she too sent a picture of a Hibiscus that she chose to paint blue instead of red as her picture depicted.
This is Amy and her Passion Flower
My two hour drive that I planned to have coming home turned into one with heavy rain at time, thunder and lightening and traffic accidents with miles long backups. 3 hours and 30 minutes later, boy was I happy to pull into my garage.
No matter where you've been and how much fun you've had, it is always so good to get home safe.