J – Jackson
The wonderful bloggers over at the A to Z challenge are responsible for today’s post about the letter J.
Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash weren’t talking about Jackson Wyoming when they sang the song, “Jackson.” At least I don’t thing so. If they were, they sure weren’t singing about the quilts available there.
However, for the J portion of my quilty travels, Jackson Hole Wyoming and the quilt festival is where I hope to be headed in October.
According to the website there will be classes, vendors and quilts, I’m hoping lots and lots of quilts. On the way too and from Jackson Hole I can stop off in Colorado, probably have to go through there anyway. And enjoy some of this scenery:
Once I get to Jackson Hole, I can soak up the beauty of the quilts on display and learn from some of the talented instructors available:
Natalia Bonner, author and free-motion quilter. Oh yeah, I hope to learn something from her. My free motion quilting is questionable to say the least.
Barbara Olson, fiber artist. Check out her work on her website. While I’m not an artistic quilter, she may change my mind.
Charlotte Warr-Anderson, quiltist. Her word. She is known for her portraits in fabric in which she uses intricate applique. She has also been featured on been The Quilt Show.
Carole Liebzeit is a local quilter and will be sharing her varied talents with those attending the festival. Susan Garrity designs floral, abstract, wildlife, and landscape art quilt often using fabric she dyed.
When I’m all filled up with gorgeous quilts and my brain is stuffed with new lessons another stop in Colorado to visit with a few of my grandsons will top off the trip.
Have you ever taken a class at a quilt show?
What would be your dream location to attend a quilt show?
Have you ever combined a quilt show visit with another fun activity?