Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Marmalade Dreams and a walk in the pines.

One last look at my trip to Sisters.  On the Sunday morning after the show a featured artist does a lecture at the Five Pines Conference Centre and has some of their quilts hung outside on the grounds amongst the Pines.  It is a wonderful setting and if you are lucky you can walk with the artist and hear about what went into making the quilts and fabric lines and more of their story.

This year the feature artist was Valori Wells, Jean's daughter who is now taking over from her mom.  Her featured line was Marmalade Dreams and her lecture focused on her twenty years designing forty different fabric lines and her journey once she graduated from photography transitioning into fabric and quilt designs.
 I apologize for all the heads in the pictures but had I stood up I would have blocked others views.
 Some of her paintings and sketches that inspired the line.
 I love these colours as you know from seeing what I work with when I make my own quilts.
 I love the combination of log cabins and diamonds in this piece.
 The illusion of a curve with straight piecing and skinny strips.
 Love the curved strippy triangles in this piece.
 Valori carves her own stamps and will stamp over printed fabrics.
 The details are quite amazing.
 Her own design of Ganesha.
 The walks are limited to a small group due to the fragile ecosystem but you are free to walk the grounds before and after the artist escorted tours.  These quilts represent the 40 different fabric lines she developed over 20 years.
 This trip around the world incorporated fabrics from each of the 40 collections.
 The buildings are cabins that can be rented on the grounds.
 Beautiful blue skies above the grounds.
 The quilts are hung early on Sunday morning.
 Wild flowers amongst the grasses.
 I loved the three colours that Valori did for this line. I love the yellow flowers in front of this quilt.
 These three quilts are all the same design just different fabric colour placements.
 I love the black and grey and blue and black ones the best.
 Such a peaceful serene place not far from the main highway thru Sisters.
 I love the lily pond.
 Such delicate strong blossoms.
 Of course at least one bee.  I also saw some Dragon Flies and some pond skimmers but they were to quick to photograph.
 Sometimes you need to take a step back to enjoy the surrounding.

 Outside the entrance to the conference centre.
 A perfect quote.
 Sometimes nature can mess with your focus but the overall effect is still there.

Finally block 10 The Little House on the Hill for Simple Folk.  I'm working on block 11 and have templates cut but need to choose fabrics for block 12.  Hopefully by tomorrow I'll be prepping them to stitch.


Radka said...

Wow, how beautiful! Some of those samples - just gorgeous. And what a great way to display quilts, in that setting. Really lovely post :-)

KaHolly said...

How did I ever miss such a delightful post?!?