Great bunch of very hard-working textile artists. Unlimited in energy, talent, and ability to laugh at my jokes! That would be the Art Quilters Unlimited group. It was two days of composing and creating.
Palm trees just outside the window, and inside a room full of energy! What a great group to work with, and I do mean WORK. We really had those rotary cutters rolling, and tomorrow brings more tip and treats for this class. Stay tuned.
Across the bridge from Olana is the home of Thomas Cole, one of American's premier painters. It is hard to capture in this humble photo the view he saw. Better to find one of his paintings and just sit and contemplate.
Mary told me later that she had never made a quilt that did not use blocks. You can see the intensity and the result of her careful precise work. And you can see a glimpse of the work space at Greenville Arms.
I can't say enough about this talented and great group of fiber artists. Carol, Mary, Sue and Jennifer could not be nicer, more fun and relaxing and way-hard working! Greenville Arms meant for me to meet you in a workshop, and the pleasure was certainly mine. Keep "slashing and burning."
Sandra told me YEARS ago to see Olana, home of Frederick Church. Finally saw this spectacular house perched overlooking the Hudson River. I wish I could show that view, it's view is so far reaching. It is a gem, and if you are ever near, visit. This side trip was while I am teaching at the Greenville Arms.
This carriage house is the site for teaching my class "Slash and Burn" and it is so peaceful and wonderful. The Greenville Arms runs the Fiber Art Workshop series, and I am thrilled to be here with a great group of quilters.
Jean started it all when she asked abut the "Big Leaf" workshop. So, today we made leaves using freezer paper templates. Here her leaf is taking shape. Perfect day to be inside with quilting companions.
A bit behind on the deadline, but will finish this little mummy bag quilt to send off to be raffled at the Schweinfurth Art Center at the end of this month. Remind me to show the finished little piece.
Tucked back into the woods, this camp built in 1927 is the base for the Adirondack Mountain Club's lodge. Just comfortable enough, it seems a great place to relax after that hike. Or you can just rent a lean-to down the path. Fine enough for me.
Put in the 1917 Carleton canoe in Saranac to catch some rays. You have to believe that it is never cloudless and 78 degrees on any given day in the Adirondacks. How wonderful. And yes, that is a shoe string as the mooring.
Each October the Greater Rochester Perennial Society has their banquet. You see the table set for the 50/50 draw, the plant auction (I bought a grass) and tiny daffodils for favors. And remember -- the Perennial Society is not about living forever.
Stumbling on these posters from the Tom Strong Collection by the internationaly renowned Swiss graphic designer Bruno Monguzzi made my day. The show lasts until October 5. Make time to see it at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Today we counted the turkeys in the yard and wondered if that was a sign to make Thanksgiving plans. This is a panel I saw at the Ornithology Lab at Cornell painted by Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Fuertes painted an entire library full of panels, and they were reinstalled after the owner's death. Spectacular.
The Tompkins County Quilters Guild's biennial show this weekend includes my booth of hand-dyed fabrics down the isle from some very colorful and note-worthy works. It goes tomorrow as well with some strong and wonderful Civil War era quilts on loan from the historical society. Very humbling to see these fine works.