Monday, July 12, 2010

Denyse Schmidt and the Sisters Quilt Show

Just returned from a very fun four days in Sisters, Oregon. I got to take a two-day workshop with Denyse Schmidt! Here's my piece.

She's designed experiential exercises that really get you to loosen up and improvise. Here is what the class made before lunch on the first day. Isn't it amazing how they all go together?

And here is the highly talented and fun Denyse. I totally recommend her workshop!!

The next day, the whole town came out to hang quilts for the show--1,300 quilts for 13,000 guests. I hear it's the largest outdoor quilt show in the world. Even the fire fighters hung quilts.

These are all quilts by employees of the Stitchin Post quilt shop.

Every business contributed space.

Even this car dressed up for the occasion!

These are a few of the many beautiful quilts made by the Stitchin Post owner, Jean Wells. Her latest book, Intuitive Color and Design, is fabulous.

This is made by a group of gals who come from California, Georgia and Canada for quilt week every year. Each one made her own basket and traded with the others. Don't you love the fish basket?


Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Well that's a whole lot of fun!!! Gotta love improv!

theodora said...

real nice time and the quilts are awsome.

Sujata Shah said...

Oh.. wow! The colors are gorgeous! Amazing how every one came with such vibrant colors to the class.
I can not wait to see your finish product out of this class! The Sisters Quilt Show is something I never got chance to go to! I bet it is spectacular!

Anonymous said...

How exciting! Your quilt work looks fascinating. I would have loved to have been there but will wait until next year! It looks like a show full of soul.

Victoria said...

What a great trip... I would love to see this! It also would be so much fun to sit in on a class with Denyse Schmidt... so happy that you had such a great time!

Spangle said...

Looks like a fun time! I NEED to go to Sisters!

Bonnie Hull said...

What a lovely post. Thanks.

Tonya R said...

ooh, fun! love those improv blocks.