Monday, May 9, 2016

What goes on In Auburn... Stays in Auburn(Ca)

What fun we had at a 4 day Painted Quilt Art retreat hosted by Whistle Stop Quilt Shop of Auburn , Ca.     There were no wall flowers at this event.  Some were scared of this art thing on day 1.... but look at them by day 4... party animals!

So many great works I apologize I didn't catch them all....   I was a kinda busy teacher!
Shiela Lindquist  is working on a yet second piece... each one done with precision and quiet confidence...    She just DID it! Impressive!
 Lynn is a kayak enthusiast . This image done from a photo from one of her Kayak trips. BTW.. Lynn is the smiling/ posing gal on the floor pic above.
 Nancy Cremarosa  approached her ink painting somewhat like a china painting...   Gorgeous!

 Laura Vogel had never painted but captured this bird spot on.  Her secret... she did a practice first as a learning opportunity... then the real deal followed!
Leslie Rodrick tackled this 'cousin' to a violet combining reference photo knowledge with her own drawing.She had this quilted before class was done ( no pic sorry) and it looked spectacular with  even simple monofilament quilting.
Ruth Shields had to keep an eye on me as I loved / coveted this rooster. So cool!  
 Are these not cute birds? ...  I feel their soft feathers. Karin Polli did this one plus 2 more of which  I missed the photo op! :-(
Joyce Smith  has a granddaughter with incredible , fun curly hair.  
 Sharon Morris and I met awhile back  in Modesto. She is a serious art quilter and is using inks to create a hard stone/brick archway  for a mixed media quilt yet to  come.  NICE!!!!   Lots of patience in this lady!
 This beauty painting belongs to Lynda Lasich. The Kitty named "Sally Ride" got her name the very week Lynda adopted her... the astronaut name came with the kitty's first week LEAP downward from the second floor. Sally Ride survived that leap and another 21 years.

Now... My hostess Candy Brown has quite an appreciation of the Sons of Anarchy.  She tackled a most difficult monochromatic piece that I'd say is looking GOOD.  We all sure had fun kidding around about this BAD BOY HUNK !  Congrats and thanks Candy... and special thanks to Suzanne   ( owner- WhistleStop Quilt Shop) 


Suzanne Maguire said...

Oh Patt, it was a total delight having you teach for Whistle Stop Quilt Shop. Awesome projects by our awesome quilters. Thanks for your fine teaching!

Patt Blair said...

THANK YOU Suzanne! Your people were spectacular and you and Candy great hosts. ;-D Patt