I had a wonderful time at Celebration!--the bi-annual 5 day quilting retreat/function in western Virginia. I wrote a bit about this a few weeks ago, find that post HERE.
Held at the Skelton 4-H Center in Wirtz, VA--a beautiful, hilly place, in the Blue Ridge Mountains:
In the mid-1980's I was a "baby quilter" and a member of a small guild, the Virginia Star Quilters of Fredericksburg, VA AND the Virginia Consortium of Quilters, VCQ. As a statewide guild, VCQ met 3 times a year for a sew-day, at different locations around the state. I attended several of those gatherings and learned so much from all the workshops I took.
In 1988 I attended the first Celebration!, a 5 day event full of classes and fun. It was a breath of fresh air for this young mother of two active boys. Then I moved to Alabama. In 1990 I flew back for the second Celebration! and rekindled friendships.
Life comes full circle and now I returned again--as part of the Faculty. I wondered if there would be any people there I knew all those long years ago. And there was! I got a photo with Susan Fulton. When she came to talk to me at "Meet the Teachers" she said "I wondered if you would be "our Barbara Black". Yes, I am. I didn't get a photo with Marti Moon, but shared several meals with her:
|Susan and I|
|5 Easy Pieces|
|Kisses + Hugs|
|I made a great new friend--Betty had beautiful fabrics and is a delightful person|
|Gloria is a hoot, she loves life and quilting and speaks her mind|
|John kept his head down and worked diligently on his blocks--love his fabrics! |
|First, make the background|
|Next, add the orange peels|