Jean Wells: inspiration galore!
I had a wonderful time at guild last night, despite not winning any churn dash blocks, nor winning our fabulous raffle quilt. Good thing I didn't buy any lottery tickets-clearly not a winning day for me. It was however, INSPIRATION winning no question. Jean Wells was our guest speaker and put on a lovely power point chat and then, did a trunk show of her quilts- wow! So, follow this
and see what I am talking about! (if you click on gallery, you will enjoy seeing many of the quilts she brought and I got to touch and examine...fun!) I wish I could stay home and play with all the ideas her lecture gave me today- instead I am at least blogging about it . I have met and chatted with Jean over the many years of living in Oregon and visiting Sisters-always enjoying her quilt shop and finding fabric or something that needed to come home with me. I was delighted when I saw some of her work at the Sisters quilt show this year-as she clearly was working in a new direction-and it was such fun to chat with her about it all. She is a lovely person and is currently teaching some great classes based on her recent classes/work with Nancy Crow...all of which reminded me of Gwen Marston and Lisa Call. I would place our own Tonya right up there as well with these quilters-those women who have embraced quilting and taken their own style/path with it. Who also encourage us to explore, play, and discover our own vision in our quilting. I may not be able to afford to fly off and take a class or do a retreat with those teachers I find so inspiring-but I surely can enjoy their books/blogs/work and play in my own quilting space.
Did I mention I can barely stand the thought of going into work this morning???