Friday, January 27, 2012

Quilter's Affair- Sisters, Oregon

 South Sisters, Oregon, 10,358 ft
My confirmation of a class came this week!! I'll be taking Liberated Baskets with Gwen Marston.
It has been a few years since I have taken a class at the Quilters Affair. This is the week leading up to the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. It is an exciting part of the quilt show. I'll be doing dinner in the park with friends on Friday night. The guests speakers that night will be Gwen Marston,
Sue Spargo, & Tonye Belinda Phillips. It should be a wonderful show and tell!!
I've taken a couple of classes with Gwen before and found her laid back style fun and informative. I finished this little quilt in her 4 block applique class. Or, as in my case, make one block and call it good! We used photos of antique quilts to make our own patterns and hence, or own original quilt.
I wish I would have made 4 blocks now.

I also took a string quilt class from her. Everyone in class made a different quilt. It was all about the strings, not the pattern.  This is one of my favorite quilts.

Oh yeah, the South Sisters Mountain photo? I plan on climbing that this year. But not during quilt show week!

29 comments:

  1. Ohhhh lucky you! What a fun class that will be and sewing with a bunch of quilty ladies, nothing better than that!!!

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  2. Oh that will be a great class! Climbing that mountain...WOW!

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  3. Love that string quilt! As to the 4-block quilt--you got one block farther than I would have. : )
    That climb looks like a good stretch of the legs. Good luck with that.
    I've climbed the mountains at the end of my most recent post a few times, but not in many years. I want to do it again soon before I am no longer capable. : )

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  4. How lucky you are!!! Hope you take lots of pics to share with us!!! Looove you applique piece, just gorgeous!!!
    I love the mountain with the snow sprinkled over it!! looks cold though....

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  5. the picture of the mountain is just so beautiful.
    I am impressed you will climb it, wow!

    love your quilts!
    Kathie

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  6. That will be so much fun! I took a liberated quiltmaking class with Gwen years ago at Port Townsend - great fun.

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  7. WHAt? Just climbing the South Sister?? Why not all of them??? Good for you!! And I'm impressed that you've already gotten your class registration. It's not going to be the same without you!!

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  8. Beautiful Sisters, Oregon. Should be a fun week. Hubby and I went to the Sisters Quilt Show one year, it is something that every quilter should do once in their lifetime. One of my favorite vacation spots is on the Metolious(sp), it's so beautiful.

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  9. I like the Gwen Marsten flower quilt. I have her folk art book but have not made anything from it. And I have never taken a class from her. I am sure she must be a good teacher and loads of fun.

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  10. Fun! are you coming to the Stitches in Bloom show tomorrow in Silverton? I will be there helping my friend in her wool booth.

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  11. I love your one block quilt:) You are right, it would have made a great four block quilt too, but you can always start another one, right:)

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  12. What a great string quilt. It's on my bucket list but the list gets longer every day.

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  13. Lucky girl...such a gorgeous spot for the outdoor show! And your string quilt is to die for.

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  14. My quilters envy is showing. I've taken a class with Gwen and had so much fun. I even finished the quilt I started in her class. Hugs

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  15. Have fun in Gwen's class! I took two classes with her in Knoxville...really enjoyed it!

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  16. Oh, that sounds like fun!!! I love your little one-block quilt. (If you wish you'd done four, there's still time to make four more, you know.) One block quilts are just sweet and appealing to me. I'd love to take a class from Gwen M.

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  17. What lovely work with Gwen - I am sure the baskets will be equally good!

    Great mountain BTW and good luck on the climb!

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  18. That sounds like a great time. Gwen is a great speaker. Didn't get into her class when she came here, but enjoyed her lecture and trunk show.
    Your string quilt kinda makes me swoon a little. LOL Seriously, I LOVE everything about it.

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  19. You'll have such a wonderful time!! It would be a dream to do a class with Gwen Marsden. That mountain is so beautiful, and looks high, good on you for planning to climb it. Your quilts are beautiful as always!

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  20. How fun!! And that mountain.........good luck on that one. lolol I'd die before I got half way up.

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  21. You are so lucky to be going to Sisters Oregon. I wish every year I could go, maybe I willone day. I keep getting their emails!
    Gwen Masters class will be fabulous and I love your string quilt and the 1 of 4 blocks.VBG! I have 3 or 4 of Gwens books.

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  22. So many great new things to look forward to. It's good to stretch ourselves in lots of new and exciting directions.

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  23. The scenery looks amazing...as does your quilt.

    Have fun at your class.....and climbing the mountain.

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  24. Oh Lori -- What a wonderful experience to have a class with Gwen -- I have always admired her.

    Your quilts are, as usual, absolutely beautiful, and I also love the photo of the mountain. I hope to make it to Sisters again this year.

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  25. I love the way you are copying antique quilts to make your own patterns! Great idea, and these are just so nice! I hope you have a wonderful time at the class!

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  26. i'm jealous. i would love to take a class from Gwen Marston. have admired her style for years~!

    love your one quarter of a four block quilt. tell you what: you give me that one and go ahead with another (all four blocks this time). i sense you have a big regret here and only want to help . . .
    LOL
    :-D
    libbyQ

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  27. They are both really cool! You have quite an inventory, havent' you? And, isn't Gwen fun? You will have a great time.

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  28. Wow. What a great experience this is going to be. I'm a little behind here but not late. Its never too late for being excited for you. (well I guess it would be if I said this AFTER the event)

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  29. A class with Gwen - what a wonderful time you have in store. Enjoy!

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