Fabulous Design Workshop

I participated in a great 1-day design workshop taught by Heather Jones, http://www.heatherjonesstudio.com/, last month! As a member of the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild, I can take advantage of wonderful workshops and speakers throughout the year. Heather braved a snowy weekend in Ann Arbor (January 18-20) to visit Washtenaw Community College. I took her class on designing a quilt using a photograph as inspiration–we drew our interpretations of the simplified, distilled image for our quilt designs. It was most inspiring! and I recommend Heather as a teacher!!

This is my photograph that I studied.

Snow Day Fun

I enjoyed my snow days this week playing with baskets! I make some simple stitched baskets with recycled papers, pieces of fabric, laminated plastic, crochet, blanket stitch, hole punches–too much fun. Lots of ideas sparking all over the place!

Art House was Fun!

I enjoyed a pleasant afternoon (11AM-3PM) at Lansing Art Gallery (LAG) surrounded by lively creative folks at ART HOUSE.  I sewed on pieces for the Teal Quilt Project (Teal) and others painted, knitted, and drew–what an interesting group of friendly artists.  The next Art House is Sunday, February 3rd–I highly recommend it!