Monday, November 24, 2014

My first time to Nashville.

A few weeks ago I was preparing for a trip to Nashville.  I was playing with silk too!  The project above was made from left over blocks from the "secret project" that will be shared sometime in February.  I gave this little beauty away on Instagram (@judiakagreenfairy) and hopefully the new owner will love it as much as I do. 

The back of this little beauty is fantastic.  I never tire of the beautiful texture that quilting makes. 

So, Nashville.  Yep - I am not a country music fun, except for George Straight - Pure Country and all.  I flew through Denver and saw the most amazing clouds.  It is always a treat to be in the clouds and enjoy the beauty of this earth.  
Why Nashville?  I went to film an online class that should be available sometime in February. 

It was beautiful there.  I was able to catch the last part of Fall there.  We have some yellow trees around us in St. George, but I haven't seen any beautiful red trees like this one. 

This was my view for two days. In a studio filled with cameras and the all watching eyes from those ladies in the back.  See the guy on the right?  His name is James and he thought that quilting was pretty cool.  He asked for my sample when I was finished filming.  How could I say no?  He told me that he is going to frame it.  So sweet of him. 

Meredith Schroeder, me, Elaine and Lynn from AQS Publishing.  These ladies are incredible and it was so fun getting to know them better in the two days I was there. 
I am really excited for the class to come out and I will be sure to tell you when it is available. It was a great learning experience for me and I still have to pinch myself when I think of all the amazing opportunities I have had because of my quilting.

I didn't have time to really see everything around Nashville, but I did happen to check out the Grand Ole Opry.  It was pretty amazing.


Sarah Craig said...

Oh, I wish I had known you would be here! It would have been wonderful to meet you in person…..

nylirrek said...

I love your work, it's amazing!!

Unknown said...

Wow, you really are a great quilter! Thanks for sharing.

Diane E W said...

We have a lot more to offer than country music, like Sarah, wish we had known you would be visiting we could have showed you around. Maybe next time. Looking forward to taking one of your classes one day.

Teresa in Music City said...

Nashville has been my home now for 10 years and we love it! There's so much to see. Next time you get the chance, let some of us quilters know you are here and we will give you the grand tour :)

CJ said...

Oh please let us know when you come to the South again. Would have been less than a days travel to come and meet you. I follow you faithfully and I have learned so much. You're an inspiration for all of us who struggle with how to create designs to make those quilts given our charge the opportunity to shine. Congratulations on another step forward.

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

I was just in Nashville last month! I thought the same thing about the trees! The colors there were gorgeous, and so was the Grand Ole Opry! :)

Carla said...

Is the cream/black/red quilt in your booth one of your designs? If so, I'd like to purchase it.
Hope you had a lot of fun in Nashville. It's so hard to leave your children, but how wonderful to travel about and meet so many people.

ravenbergs said...

What a coincidence that as I am reading this I am watching Pure Country on CMT tv.