She is a fabulous teacher, the techniques, the ideas, just everything was wonderful! The first day they learned a number of techniques and I know they went home and dreamt about their creations......who wouldn't! Here are some of the photos from Day 1 -
Getting ready to start the class and getting a look at Hilary's work -
On the first day I got photos of everyone's work except Janet's (cause I couldn't find it!)......and she was off making tea!
This is Nancy's......
...And Raili's.........and Karen's....
and Helen's.....Helen was concentrating on technique! Good idea - then prepare the masterpiece!
They worked from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. pretty much non-stop, break for a light lunch and a tea break!
Day 2 - they all showed up by 10:15 a.m. clamouring for coffee and pretty much raring to go! So tell me - what would your husband say if you asked him to borrow his blow torch for quilting????? Well - Fiona's husband said,
"Okay, it's downstairs!"
So the first technique on Sunday morning was - what a quilter does with a blow torch - coats on and out the back they went (seriously, they wanted to go to the front, but I kept thinking - what will my neighbours say and what if someone decides to call the Fire Department or something?!?! - so out the back it was!)
The effects were phenomenal and the pieces just evolved - hence the name, Imagine and Create! Although these works of art are not yet complete - I have put out a challenge - We will have an ART SHOW beginning February 17th, 2011 and lasting to the Sunday (the 20th) somark your calendars - these pieces will blow you away!
Here they are again at the end of the class -
Karen had drum practice.......no progress!
....and Janet has two works of art!
Of course, Hilary, while teaching all her wonderful techniques ended up with her own masterpiece! Here's a photo of the master at work......
...and the master's piece!
I believe that it can't get any better than this! Fabulous teacher, amazing techniques, a great group of quilters and food! What more could you ask for! I'm living my dream even if it's sometimes vicariously through our students!
I think an in-store weekend retreat would work really well too! Quilting from Friday afternoon to Sunday night pretty much non-stop (just for a little sleep) would sooooo work for me! I wonder if anyone would sign up for that???? All meals provided! Hmmmm- worth thinking about......I will leave you all now to get back to my quilting.....
Happy Quilting and Creating everyone!