Monday, July 13, 2009
Sisters and Scarf Sisters
This weekend, my friends Bonnie and LeeAnn and I spent a few days in Sisters, Oregon, to attend their annual quilt show, and to take a few classes.
Lucky Bonnie and LeeAnn got to do a workshop with some quilters from Gees Bend, Alabama. On Saturday, the Gee's Benders had several of their quilts hung, and they were at a table singing and signing their books for people.
Aren't these quilts stunners?
We stayed at the Long Hollow Ranch Bed and Breakfast, about 13 miles outside of Sisters. It's a sprawling beautiful cattle and horse ranch where Shirley, the owner, cooks up wonderful (and filling) breakfasts.
Here's the main house, where there are guest rooms and a vintage looking breakfast room.
We stayed in the "guest cottage" and made friends with one of the resident cats (named "Fluffy"). LeeAnn, me, and Bonnie (left to right) were calling ourselves the Scarf Sisters because we all were wearing the new scarves we scored at a shop in Sisters.
Aren't we fetching?
On my first day, I took a class in hand appliqué. I learned so much, and hope to use what I learned in some of my folk art pieces.
My second class was in machine quilting. We had several hours education in choice of threads, needles, tension settings on our machines, and batting. It was truly interesting.
Then we designed a whole cloth quilt design that I'm finishing at home now.