The Contemporary Folk Art Retreat with Sue Spargo and Tonye Phillips took place at the historic Camp Sherman Community Hall, about 15 minutes from Sisters. It was so beautifully decorated and a really lovely space to do a bit of stitching.
Actually, we had three days of stitching and it was really just heaven! Below is the class sample, a pretty bad photo. I didn't realize my camera was on a funny setting and never did get a better one. At least you can see the idea. It was a blend of Tonye's whimsical houses and Sue's wool and embroidery. Of course, most people took off in their own direction after getting a little inspiration from this and all the other pieces on the walls.
The piece above is by my friend Jan Tetzlaff. She has a wonderful eye for color and loves to incorporate words and/or letters into any quilt she does.
Above is from Janet Wilson, a fellow Jude follower (makes us sound a little creepy- Judite??). Anyway, I think the blues were hand dyed indigo that Janet made. Her mushroom houses will be just darling!
This piece is by Marian Shimoda, another retreat friend. Marion will be teaching Whimsical Wired Angels at the Stitchin' Post in December! I will be there with bells on. Marion is so very creative and makes all sorts of intricate small dolls and other beautiful pieces.
And this is mine. I've already added a bunch more applique. I think my favorite is the Seuss tree! I have several of my hand dyed fabrics in the piece, both cotton and wool. The border has indigo dyed fabrics. I'll post an update some day soon!