Friday, October 23, 2015

Workshop with Gwen Marston

Lucky me! I was able to take a two day workshop with one of my quilting idols, Gwen Marston. Her liberated quilting improvisational style really appeals to me. (Of course, as a relatively new quilter, I have to try most everything.)
I didn't take many photos, and the good one I have with her refuses to load, but here is the flimsy.
I don't know how I'll quilt it. Ms Marston is a hand quilter, and I am not. I'll let the design roll around in my brain for a while.
Gwen Marston is a delightful woman. Funny, engaging, and a great coach for designing it yourself. She empowered us to push ourselves and create some great pieces.
Linking up with AmandaJean at crazymomquilts for Finish it up Friday.


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Travel Time

Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Passau. . . it was a lovely trip to parts of Europe that I have not visited before.

Prague has many old buildings as it was never bombed in WWII.  Beautiful old buildings . . . (This one reminded me of the one in the movie,  Budapest Hotel.)

And palaces with Throne Rooms, this one used by the King of Bohemia.

I did a river cruise on the Danube after 3 days in Prague.

Parliament Buildings in Budapest from our boat on an evening cruise.  

In Vienna, we heard a concert by this fine string quartet.

The cruising was relaxing, the touring energizing, the sights and scenery breathtaking.  A great trip.

Upon returning, I took a workshop with one of my quilting idols, Gwen Marston.  
More about that later.