I’m going to be the Artist in Residence for Empty Spools Seminars later this month. Empty Spools has been putting teachers and students together to fine-tune quilt-making skills since 1985. The setting is Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California, right on the ocean. It just doesn’t get any better.
Being AIR is quite an honor so I’m thrilled to be invited. The first evening of the conference I will be the first speaker up — a position I’m very pleased with because once I finish my talk I can sit back and enjoy all the speakers who follow. The remainder of my time there will be spent working on my own projects in Merrill Hall. The hall is the central gathering place for evening programs, visits to the pop-up fabric shop that Cotton Patch creates every year and where the owners of Empty Spools Seminars and the Artist in Residence work. I’m looking forward to chatting with as many attendees as I can!
In preparation for this time I’ve completed another small art quilt top using the broken color technique I learned in February from Denise Miller. I’ve used the same pattern I created in February for this quilt.
Using different color combinations has been a good exercise for me and leaves me a small series. I will take tread to quilt and finish this one as well as a top I completed earlier. Each will finish 12″ x 12″.
I’ve also decided to take my felting machine to work on a few postcard-size projects. This will be a fun opportunity for those who haven’t seen a felting machine in action — and those who haven’t seen dryer lint used this way!