Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Happy Day!

Today I started out my day with a lovely presentation at our guild by Susan Teece.  I'm taking a workshop with her this weekend called Playing in the trees.
Many of her quilts depict life on the West Coast she lives on Vancouver Island and enjoys photography.
 She has joined the Modern Guild in Victoria along with the traditional one.

This quilt was based on a photo of a chicken coop at the family farm in Saskatchewan for a class with Gail Hunt a former FVQG member.

 Another photo based quilt.
 This one was featured in the local newspaper and 1,000 people showed up to the quilt show the next day!
 This one depicts the Wild West (Coast) fora a challenge for CQA when it was held in Calgary.  Depicts life above and below the ocean.
She likes painting her backgrounds and sometimes quilts them before adding her trees.
A different perspective for viewing trees.

 Look what I got for my birthday today from my mom!
 Nestled in it's own protective sleeve.
 A lovely big are to use fro tracing and very slim, less than an inch thick!

It will be great to use to trace the next set of birds.  This guy needs an eye.
 This guy needs an eye and some more applique.

This one is ready for his embellishing stitches.
Tonight I'm having dinner with mom, after a day of shopping for fabrics for the workshop.  How was your day?


Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Wow--I love your new light box! My birthday is coming up and that just might be on my wish list.

WoolenSails said...

Happy Birthday! That is a wonderful gift and always nice when someone who knows us, knows what we love.
Mine is fat and smaller, someday I will get a slimline, but mine works for now.


The little book of Nessie said...

Happy birthday Sandi. Light boxes makes life easier. A bit of show and tell is always nice to see. Regards, Nessie

Marie said...

That's an amazing collection of quilts! Like the birds too.

Sheila said...

Lucky you to have a chance to see this great work and even better to take a workshop with her . Have fun !

paulette said...

Happy Birthday!! Enjoy your birthday week!! Love your new light box!

Susan said...

I can hardly wait to see what you make in that class. Those pictures were gorgeous! I'd love to see the quilts in person. Thanks for sharing the pictures you took. Your present is fabulous. That's going to be so handy. Good mom. =) Love the birds. I'll have the next ones on the way to you Friday. Our postage went up, so I'll be interested to see how much more it costs me than the $10+ it was last year. Happy birthday.