by Sandra Bruce
We are home from Zephyr, and I want to share with you a few pictures of the tremendous group of ladies I had in my workshop, and their work. Thanks to Rejeanne, Jane, Ellen, Doreen, Marti, Paula, Patti, Diane, Audrey and Tiana for being great students who worked hard and produced wonderful results! I can hardly wait to see these quilts in completion.
It was a very rewarding week for us all, with the 3 of us welcoming Mary Boalt for her first year teaching with Artistic Alchemy. Thanks to everyone who worked to make it a successful retreat, the camaraderie was evident and friends were made! Here’s just a few shots from the week in my classroom.
Here’s Ellen’s nasturtium in the works… beautiful colors!
Audrey used a photo of a cat to make into a quilt in the likeness of her own kitty. She’s thinking of putting in a butterfly at the top to be the focus of the cat’s gaze.
Paula loves ladybugs. This will be an homage to her favorite bug.
Rejeanne worked on a face too, one that belongs to her photographer husband, Gene. He was with us and gave a wonderful presentation one evening about photography, including tips on photographing quilts.
Another face, this one is Diane’s. She approached the technique with such enthusiasm!
Jane worked on an image of her newborn grandson. The background is the perfect place to begin and grasp the technique of Matrix.
Patti did a wonderful rendition of a rooster, changing the pool in the photo to a pond. Artistic license at its best!
Marti worked from a lovely photo of a toucan, lots of opportunity for color!
Tiana’s dog Juno provided her with a perfect subject.
Every block is an accomplishment!
I have to show you this: Rosemary was my student last year, and came back this year as Mary’s student. For Show and Tell Rosemary brought her finished Matrix piece, a very gorgeous bear. I was so happy to see it! She gave it to me to quilt and I can hardly wait.
Heidi, Christine, Mary and I appreciate you being a follower and reader of our blog. We look forward to sharing with you all the fun and learning, sharing and friendship that we get from teaching our workshops. Thank you!