Monday, October 3, 2016

Watercolor display and more

  Sir Old Man out did himself setting up the display quilts.......with a good bit of help from Donna, a faithful and tall guild member.   The wall of my projects was striking with the smaller wall hangings pinned onto the black fabric.  It was hard to get an overall photo  but we did the best to give everyone an idea of how it looked.








 The World is a Garden started the display, with the jaw dropping Wonder of Color pinned to black fabric.

In front of this we placed a short display stand that Sir Old Man crafted for me. He made sturdy bases, with 2x4 uprights.  Then he drilled a hole for the metal pole.  I love the effect, like a porch railing.   Over it I hung 4 small quilts done in traditional patterns.




  The center 2 panels were filled with small wall hangings.   It was interesting to hear comments  about their favorite, as each one seemed to strike a different chord with  the viewer.  The thread painted appliques caught a lot of attention.




We ended the wall with Summer Potpourri---the half log cabin block--- and Higher Hope, the braid on black.  I was continually asked about the stories behind each one, which I love to share :)

I was pretty exhausted and over stimulated....lol.  I really enjoyed meeting new people, even one blog follower drove an hour to
see the show.  It was great to meet her :)  And seeing old friends and getting to visit was such an emotional treat for me.





But an even bigger delight......three students completed their watercolor projects from the spring workshop to enter in the show.  Hold on to your hats......all three won ribbons!!!  I was probably as excited as they were.
   This was Pat's.  She added the black inset border to her basic design.  It beautifully framed the teapot and cup applique, to be entered into the Show Theme Challenge.  I absolutely love what she did with this.











  Another student, Patty,  reworked her class project and added a lot to it. The narrow purple accent strip just pulls out the favorite color of mine.  The addition of applique enlivens this wall hanging.  Note the embroidered  sentiment she added, too.














  And then Miss Joan's wall hanging, which I know I have shown before.  But now she has a ribbon on it.   I do love the flow of dark into the border on this one.

One class and three different versions as a result.  Each student found a different voice in their fabrics.  Congratulations to all of you.


I have a few more photos to share from the show....hopefully tomorrow.  Off to the dentist for now.
Happy stitching.

21 comments:

  1. Great display's. You must be a great teacher, for that many students to win ribbons. Lovely, all of them.

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  2. Every one more beautiful than the next. I'd never be able to choose a favorite, I love them all!

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  3. Congratulations on setting up a wonderful display of your quilts. I'm sure many people were mesmerized by the smooth flow of values that you do so well. Being able to hear the comments and talk to the viewers is really a bonus.

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  4. What an absolutely stunning display, and yet I'm sure it was even more striking in person. Obviously, you passed along a lot of wisdom and encouragement to your students, too! Congratulations to all of you on such beautiful work.

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  5. So neat seeing these quilts all together. I am sure it was impressive in person.

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  6. Debbie, seeing all of these beautiful creations together makes my heart happy. It must have been stunning in real life! So glad you were able to go ahead and do this, with help from Sir Old Man!! I would have driven more than an hour to see this, for sure!
    And congrats to your students. A great teacher makes a huge impact!!

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  7. This is an awesome display! I'm sure it was wonderful to hear the comments. What an honor for your students and you! Overall, this had to be a great day. Thank you for sharing. ~Jeanne

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  8. What an amazing display! I think I would have just stood there for a long while, just soaking it in! Every piece is just glowing and strong. I am thrilled you could go and see it and see your students and their work. Very impressive when grouped in a show.!

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  9. Today was my "dentist day" too. I am so happy that your students proved that you are a great teacher..but we already knew it.

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  10. The displays--and quilts--look so great! Congrats to your three students!

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  11. Just so lovely to see all your talent hanging in this beautiful display and then topped off with students earning ribbons - well done my friend.

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  12. A beautiful display Debbie - how proud and happy you must be. Hoping all went well on your visit to the dentist - keep up the good work!!

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  13. Only one word can describe this display: breathtaking!
    Thank you for sharing it.

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  14. It`s fantastic see all these quilts together.Thanks for the pics!

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  15. How wonderful to see all your quilts together, with your students' work as a bonus! What achievements you've accomplished..as a quilter, an instructor, and a blogger! Congratulations!

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  16. Wonderful display Debbie, congrats. XXX

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  17. What an inspiring display. Your work is just perfect. I need to find my inprocess scrappy watercolor TAW to take to retreat with me in November.

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  18. What a beautiful quilt show. It meant even more to me because I see so many that I followed along with you during the whole process of you making them. Sir Old Man did such a good job of getting the displays up for you & the short display stand is made is so unique. Y'all work so good together. Thanks for the beautiful display & congrats to your students on winning ribbons on their beautifully made quilts.

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  19. I so enjoyed meeting you and seeing your quilts on display at the show. Ive always thought your quilts were so beautiful but to see them in person, WOW. I was mesmerized. Absolutely Beautiful.

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  20. What a fabulous display! I so wish I could have been there in person.

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