Friday, April 6, 2012

Week Two at Asilomar

Our second week at Asilomar is rapidly coming to an end. It has been fabulous being here, in every way. We've seen some magnificent scenery, met up with old friends and made some new friends, and had superb instruction and enough stimulation of ideas and suggestions of techniques to last for months to come. Donna from Yellowknife and Marnie from Timmins are working on their pieces in Gloria Loughman's workshop in the first photo. In the second, Joan and I are enjoying lunch with old friends, Lyn and Bob, who were Maid of Honour and Best Man at our wedding almost 35 years ago. The next two
give you a glimpse of the magnificent scenery along the Monterey coastline. Thanks to Lyn and Bob, we were able to explore this, as well as the charming town of Carmel, on the days off we had between workshops. And lastly, there's Ruth McDowell, whose workshop on Designing from Nature I was fortunate enough to get into. Especially wonderful, as she is retiring this year, having earned her livelihood from art quilting since the early 80's. What an example, and what courage and determination (and as she would probably add, what a terrific amount of hard work)it has taken. Tomorrow after class, we will be able to tour
around all the classes on offer this session at Asilomar, with the opportunity to see what others have been working on. I am profoundly thankful that I've been able to come here for this time, and would recommend the experience to anyone wanting to study with some of the best quilt teachers in the world.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Pippa,

    Fun to see these that Cypress the Lesser??? Ha Ha Please send me your correct email address when you get a chance.