Tuesday, November 29, 2011

John C Campbell Folk School

I have been off blog, as opposed to off world, for a few weeks.  Lets catch up.  I spent the week of Nov 13 at the John C Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC.  If you are wondering what it is or where, click the link and check it out.  They teach all kinds of crafts: pottery, wood working, blacksmithing, cooking and quilting for just a few.  Of course, I took a quilting class.  With Georgia Bonesteel from ETV fame of Lap Quilting with Georgia.  She was a great teacher on ETV and was even better in person.  The quilt we made is called Scrap Soup.  You can make it scrappy or not.  Mine is scrappy, coordinated, kind of. 
Here is mine in progress.  This much is sewn together with another section ready to sew together.  So, I am about half way thru the top.  The little green things at the top of the rows are number labels to keep it in order.  It is hard to tell, but the background is scrappy navy and dark gray, almost black.  The flowers or as Georgia called them, diamonds are a little coordinated.
Here is Georgia holding up a child size quilt in the same pattern.  I think this would make a great baby quilt.  Notice the scraps are all in the background and the flowers are all the same.  It had a very clean cool look.
This is every ones quilt on display the last morning we were there.  They are all beautiful.  See the 2nd from the right??  This was our over achiever, she just lacked sewing a few rows to having her top finished.
This was a great group of gals.  I met new friends and had a great time.

Oh yes,  the food was great.  I mean really great.  Fresh, green, not institutional food at all.  And best of all, I didnt gain any weight, yea!!!

Almost forgot to add, Georgia is writing a new quilt book.  She hopes to have it out in about a year.  This pattern should be in the book, so keep you eye out for her new book.
Happy Quilting, Vicki

1 comment:

Shakerwood said...

I have met Georgia before and even had a little chat with her about cars, of all things. And yes, she is wonderful in person.

And John C. Campbell? Definitely on my bucket list!!