Friday, September 21, 2007

Favorite Time

Fall is my favorite time of the year. The leaves are just starting to turn here, so lots of greens yet, and wonderful skies. My husband has all our local photos, but I wanted to post something with these colors. This one is a bit dark, a picture taken in the Rocky Mountains near Canmore. Click on it to see birds and other lovely details. We try to go to Canmore at least once a year.

Canmore's quilt shop, The Sugar Pine, hosts Quilt Art Rockies every year. Leah, the shop owner, is a sweet gal who remembers names like no one I've ever met. The shop was voted one of the ten best in North America. In that setting, who could not want to make art of some kind!

Quilt Art Rockies
is a terrific experience, and that is an understatement!
I've been there twice and am going again in January. (It is usually in March, but the venue has been booked for a movie crew filming there that month!). Instructors for 2008 are: Elizabeth Barton, Phil Beaver, Sue Benner, Susan Carlson, Sandra Meech, Kathy Sandbach and Lura Schwarz Smith.

Now, back to my to-do list.


Rose Marie said...

Well, what can I say .... that place is in God's country. Thanks for sharing.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Wow, what a beautiful view, and all of those trees. It looks so peaceful. Thanks.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I forgot to ask, whose workshop are you going to attend in Jan.? I went to the shop's website, 1000 batiks, WOW !!

Elsie Montgomery said...

I've requested the full five days with Elizabeth Barton, but I'm never sure... last year when I got to the event, I'd wished I'd picked someone else... you never know a year ahead where you are going to be in your quilting journey. Right now I read the brochure again and am terrified, but I have until January to get over it!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I love Elizabeth Barton's art. I think it will be a great experience for you. I like 5 day classes (such as at QSDS in Colubus, Ohio) and I only had one that I wished I hadn't taken. Even if the teacher doesn't come through the companionship with the other students is usually good.

TB said...

No wonder you go back to Canmore yearly. What a beautiful spot. And I don't see other people there, so it must be quite private. Thanks for the comment on my blog, LC. I left a reply there to your question.