Links to class blogs I have a web page for all my classes. Putting it in this form you can contact me at any time and interact with the site.
As I update classes there will be more information for you to view.
Welcome This is the link to my official website.
Just click on the word 'Welcome.' and you will be transported to the web page.
You will learn about classes, view wonderful images and be privy to new information.
Carolyn Foley I am a high school Heath & Design Technology teacher, married with three children, all young adults.
Di Mill I am a Freelance Textile and Craft Representative with 2 children. I travel the state of Queensland, Australia, selling patchwork, quilting and craft supplies to retailers withing the industry.
Forget football and journey back with us to Season 1 and see our show with Pam Holland and her amazing re-creation of a historical quilt. Her detailed work is unbelievable. This show is free to everyone this weekend.
We have all Pam's videos in a special player. There are over 15 short inspirational videos for you to see. Just put your mouse over the top or bottom of the index and you can scroll up and down all the videos.
107, and with the heat index it feels as if its around 117.
Never the less, I went for a walk for an hour or so this morning.
I had an interview at 10.00 am, then changed into my shorts and T-shirt and off I went. There were a lot of other silly people out in the mid day sun. "Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the mid day sun"
I would love to try to photograph the heat rising off the road... but it's a bit hard in a town.... you need distance so I will try tomorrow when I'm out of town.
I found a great antique shop today and my eyes went directly to the mezzanine with a number of 1940's quilts hanging over the balcony....but they wouldn't let me take a photo and they wanted a lot of money for them....so this is the best I can do.
I finished my "U" for Umbrella, this is just part of it....
U is for umbrella. U is for up. U is for unicorn in my cup.
and this guy came to visit....Isn't he interesting....
Frogs, Photos, and Pig races today....such is the life of a traveling quilter.
This little tree frog is about an inch long and posed nicely.
This afternoon, we went to the 2nd Annual World Famous pig races in Nevis.... There was excitement in the air... 60's country music was playing and the announcer simply bounced around the arena whipping the crowd into a frenzy.... (of sorts)
We all stood. The National Anthem was sung and the pigs were raring to go.
The fan fare blared and the pigs were ready, Nevis went Hog wild.
All the pigs had wonderful names... one I really liked was "Claudia Schniffer"
They lined up, very excitedly.
Then they were off at a cracking pace.
And they sped past.
The event was even reported in the New Pork Times
It was held at 1.05 the '5' minutes delay was to accommodate the adverting on ESPN
Races and excitement over, I had a pok dog for lunch and it cost me $3 for the combo....
It's 4th of July and I have a day off for celebration.
I have on my Un-Australian T shirt....with the American flag on it and blue shorts today.... they go well with the pixie slippers.
I worked a little on the book this morning, preparing more illustrations and it's exciting that it's getting close to completion.
It's humid and warm here and I love it so I'm sending some of it back home to family.
I have several classes to prepare and I wanted to ask the question.... if you wanted to make a "Journal Quilt" what subject would you use?
How would you make it.... ?
You know how I make mine.
I find it hard to interpret some folks idea of a 'Journal Quilt...' because I can't get into peoples minds....and two pieces of red fabric on white is supposed to be blood on snow....!!
I sat through a whole lecture on journal quilts once and saw 48 quilts, same thing... blood on snow 1, to 48......
Not my scene really.
How would you interpret the subject?
We can learn a lot from Impressionist artists... Monet, for instance did 40 paintings of the same thing, just so he could capture the image in a certain way... testing, testing and adding more to capture the essence.... in fact it was a journal of what he was seeing.. and making a journal quilt is similar to me....
My first port of call in the morning is to check my email, next I read USA Today on my Ipad.
Each day they have a selection of amazing photos and they are the first things I check. I generally share each photo and it's title with Keith as we have breakfast.
I get inspired by the way the photo tells a story. Yesterday there was a small boy, his face twisted in fright as he was threatened by a soldier wielding a baton.
I guess you would say that's not inspiring... but the visual tells me much more than if I was to read the story... plain words on a page, interpreted by my brain, but in a photograph there is color, poignancy, pathos and in this one particularly, anger and helplessness on my part.
I don't know that words can evoke those feelings.
Have a look for yourself... the photo after this one is of the Pope.... I looked at it for ages. It shows his back as he walks away, but the composition is wonderful.