Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Superior School of Threadology: Show and Tell

Show and Tell followed dinner on the first night. Many people brought quilted items, and I took some photos to share with you:

Art quilts by Martha Bentley of Nevada

Lindsay Fiske with her "Drunken Weekend up the Coast with Karen", a quilt that commemorates a road trip with a friend.

Karen Jurek of Calgary, Alberta with her "Bugs in My Garden". This incredible quilt won Best of Show at the Canadian Quilters Association National Juried Show in 2004.

Jean Boyd of Brockville, Ontario with one of her latest pattern designs "Wonky Squares"

The cover of an art book by Janett Rice! Yes, there IS another one of us! I was tickled to meet Janett and it seems we may be related by the original Rices who emigrated to America in the 17th century. Janett is a talented textile artist living in Las Vegas, although she spent a few years in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The following photo is her Harry Potter book - each page corresponds with each book in the series. It includes quotes and many techniques to illustrate the quotes. I love Harry Potter, and I loved this work of art.

"Harry Potter and the Seven Quilts"

Colleen Peake of Alberta, Canada and her "Spirit Island"

Colleen Peake and her "Peggy's Cove"

Anita Zobens, the only Superior Threads Educator for Canada, with the thread lace scarf she made for Show and Tell using Superior threads!

Annie Unrein, one of the Superior Threads instructors and a pattern designer, shows her laptop bags available as a pattern. She specializes in quilt-related organizer patterns, but also designs funky and fun quilts. Annie can often be seen working in the Superior Threads booths at various quilt shows.

Tomorrow's post will show the project that Annie designed and taught in a class that featured a brand new product for our industry!

1 comment:

Maggie R said...

Sure looks like you had a wonderful time there. Learned lots too..
Oxford Quilt Guild is having a thread bar in April. Looking forward to that.