The end of June was busy, busy with the 7-store Heart of Colorado Shop Hop. I was asked by Stitchers' Garden (Pueblo, Colorado) to design their Block! My first commissioned project was a lot of fun - Susie & Nancy were a joy to work with.
The theme was "Nature's Treasures" & they had special Batiks designed for the occasion. I designed the center block - which I called "Prairie Sun & Wind" - Susie & Nancy designed the setting which incorporated six blocks from the other participating quilt stores. I think you'll agree the results were superb!
Next was a Presentation & Workshop for the Monarch Quilters' Guild on 07/11/2011 - a really enthusiastic, creative group of quilters. Here are some photos on their website from my presentation: Monarch Quilters Be sure to go to July-Page 2 for more photos.
I taught paper piecing using my "Snapshot" Photo Frame Pattern & designed a special "Aspen Leaf" block for them. What do you think?
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The other big event for the month was a camping trip to the Gunnison National Forest. A little bit of rainy, cool weather to escape the 99-104 degree weather we've had lately - lots of solitude - great hikes - fishing for the hubbie - Angel got to swim a little (or should I say "dunk herself" in the shallow water). I just sat there at times with the biggest smile on my face doing absolutely NOTHING!! It was heavenly. Then ...
... it got even better when a huge herd of elk came grazing through the valley. It is the biggest herd we've seen outside of Rocky Mountain National Park. And, it was glorious!
I hope you were able to enjoy some of "Nature's Treasures" this summer - whether at your favorite quilt shop or miles from nowhere ;) Faith.