The quilt festival was GREAT! I got to go Friday evening for the mystery class, all day Saturday and all day Sunday. I got to meet Billie Lauder, Amy Bradley, Marci Baker, and Judy Niemeyer as well as two teachers from Anchorage, Carol Jones and Pam Ventgen. They were all really nice and let me take lots of pictures. There were workshops about applique, paper piecing, making jackets from sweatshirts, beading, quick methods, and curved piecing with strips between. All the projects were really lovely.
This is my mystery top, it is about 40 x 60. It was designed by Trudy in Valdez, who ownes the Calico Whale quilt shop. I don't know if I like it, tho. I like the colors and the way they play with each other. I like the pinwheels and the crosses. But I am not sure I like the asymetrical layout. Maybe it will grow on me.
I took a class with Billie Lauder, about quick piecing methods. She sews large squares together and then cuts and reattaches to make the blocks. And the 16 patch blocks are made so that each fabric is in one block in one space, and never repeated in that space.
This is my friend Judy, I met her two years ago at festival. This is her bargello project from a class with Billie Lauder also.
During the festival there is a shop hop kind of, around town, different stores and businesses have a quilt square and you have to go to the stores to build the years sampler quilt. This is the one for this year.