Last week I had the pleasure of taking a class at Millrose with the always innovative, internationally renowned quilter and textile artist Jan Preston, making “Liberty Charms”. (Photo with permission of Jan Preston)
I travelled over from Ma Kettle’s enjoying the commute of a cross country route. The countryside is so green after our cold, wet Winter. I can’t remember when I’ve seen the landscape looking so lush. I’m just sorry I couldn’t stop and take pictures for you; there aren’t many safe spots to pull over and as most of the verges were soggy, I didn’t want to risk getting bogged, especially as I was on my own.
Instead, picture this. The terrain is quite undulating, lots of black faced sheep, lush green grazing pastures, tiny hamlets, forests of tall trees and tree ferns, and hardly any traffic. With the long morning shadows (I had to leave quite early), shafts of sunlight across hills and through trees, it was such a pleasant trip. Was actually a bit sorry that it ended. However, I was quite keen to see what Jan had in store for us and to see my friends.
After Jan’s intro and a demo of our first tasks, the eager participants set to. Before long we all had something to show for our morning’s efforts. Not everyone was working with Liberty fabrics, and the resulting work was intriguing.
Amanda, who was a ring-in as she’d done the class previously, but couldn’t miss out on the fun of the day! Amanda was binding a quilt for her son. The backing is New York’s skyline which they chose together after a trip there.
(Just a little tin envy all ’round I believe!).
then it was time for show and tell of our blocks.
Apologies to Meagan as she wasn’t quite finished and I meant to get back to her but forgot.
A pretty end to a lovely day.