Sunday, September 25, 2011
PA National Quilt Extravaganza
It was so great to visit the Oaks, PA again and re-connect with creative souls I met last year! Lots of exciting things happened at the show; my friend Karen from Quiltricks and I were on either side of an vendor who was unable to attend the show, and so we were privileged to have a bit of additional wall space to display our quilts. I had brought a special "Felted Garden" quilt I've been working on with lots of felted embellishments, it was for my "Walk on the Wool Side" demo, but I took the opportunity to display it for the attendee's enjoyment. I had a wonderful response, and am hoping to be invited to teach some of the felting techniques shown in my quilt, will definitely keep all posted on that.
Meanwhile, I did teach my Wild Wooly Flower class at the show, we are garnering quite an interest in felting I must say. The girls in the class created some amazing flowers, here are a few photos of some of their beauties. I even had one high-achiever, Janeke, who made 2 flowers in the class, then slipped them together to make a double-layer flower, gorgeous! Another gal Lois brought in some absolutely magical needle-felted animals she had made from wool from her very own sheep, we were all so impressed: lambs, flying pigs, a dog from a photo, rabbits...the cutest were the "hunting foxes" with their little red jackets, hats and bugles, adorable. I'm looking forward to returning next year, what felting fun we will have then!