Monday, 17 July 2017

Quilters' Affair Dinner Friday Night.

On Friday night the Quilters' Affair Dinner was held at the High School in Sisters.  Previously it has been held outside in the park.  Last year it rained so they moved it into the school. I met up with Lori of Humble Quilts.  In fact I borrowed this picture she took of her, myself, Carrie and Michelle from her blog.  It was a bit windy, almost gale force winds waiting outside for the doors to open.  Inside approximately 800 quilt enthusiasts, teachers and supporters sat down to an amazing dinner by Tate and Tate catering.
 We then moved into the auditorium for a showing of the quilts made by the staff of the Stitchin' Post and have Jean Wells tell us some of their stories.  This one was made by Jean's sister June Jaeger.
 I'm sorry I don't recall who made this colourful row of houses.  As you can see my view was a bit occluded by AV equipment.  But they were all paraded right in front of us for a quick close look.
 The featured speaker for the evening was Joe Cunningham who opened with a self written song.
 If you ever get a chance to hear him sing and speak.  Take it!
 He went on to describe how he got into quilting and learning the traditional rules so you can break them and create what you want.
 I'm sorry I don't recall all his stories as he had you in stitches most of the time and not able to take notes.

 Eucalyptus leave applique.
 Bias interpretation of a Lone Star.
 Men are from Mars, Women from Venus.  Men on left Women on right.

 I believe this was the quilt depicting some events regarding Russia and people taking over a building.  Quilted images included people sleeping in sleeping bags and other events related to the story.
 Joe and Luke Haynes did quilts in each others style.  Luke makes a lot of self portraits of himself and famous people.
 A slightly better shot.

 Showing a digitized computer long arm program he designed.
 Finishing off the evening with a song.
Back to Anna's to watch the evening sky over the Sisters' Mountains.
 An hour later, almost time for bed and new adventures at the quilt show on Saturday.


Kyle said...

What an awesome experience, quilts, friends and inspiration.

WoolenSails said...

That sounds like the perfect retreat and the speaker sounds like one I would love to see, his quilts are my style, break all the rules, lol.


Susan - No-reply by choice. said...

How's this for old? I remember when he and Gwen were a team. =) Sounds like it was a great lecture and presentation. Thanks for the pictures, even if blocked by AV equipment.

KaHolly said...

Excellent post! I think you have too much fun!