Saturday, July 14, 2012

Enjoying a Beautiful, Sunny Arts Fest Weekend

Are you having fun at the Arts Fest? I have been. It's been kind of a lazy week, and we all need those sometimes. I spent Thursday knitting, walking around to see the exhibits--and taking a little peek at the Alumni Center wildlife. This turtle was enjoying the day too, sunning itself.

And this mama had her ducks in a row. Kids sure do grow fast, don't they?

Friday I worked and enjoyed many people from out of town. (Apparently you all have out-of-town guests this weekend.)

This afternoon (Saturday), while Kirsten watched the shop, Kim and I went to the Palmer museum, where we joined with some wonderful women from the Centre Pieces quilt guild to demo quilting--thank you, Pat, Claire, and Diane for helping us! (And an added thank you to Becky, for the beautiful quilt she loaned us to display.)

Kim talked to people about how to quilt, how to put colors together, and she showed everyone some of the quilts she has made over the years....

Claire sat next to me and showed people how she did foundation piecing. Everyone was fascinated by her 1953 Singer Featherweight. (Any number of times, she answered the question, "Is it a treadle machine?")

And I showed people how to rotary cut. (Here I am demonstrating that it is highly unsafe to look away from your work when you have a rotary cutter in your hand.)

We loved being at the Palmer. (Thanks, Dana, for asking us. And start quilting--you know you want to.)

I suggest that even though we are no longer demonstrating our work, you get yourself to the museum ASAP. There is a stunning exhibit of quilts in one of the upstairs galleries. And after you've been inspired, come on over to our store to stitch your art out.

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