Friday, February 3, 2012

Road Trip (Long One)

My girlfriend Joan and I are hitting the road Saturday for a long awaited trip to The Elly Sienkiewicz Applique Academy in Williamsburg, Virginia! This is my first time, not only to TESAA, but to Williamsburg, so I'm excited and nervous all at the same time. I'm taking three classes, and I got my first choice for all of them! I have classes with Elly, Rita Verroca, and guest teacher Jan Parks, who is doing a class on Baltimore Album architectural blocks.

We are first going to Ohio to see a couple of textile exhibits at Kent State University Museum, and then on to Williamsburg a day early to site-see before classes start.  I can't wait to see the Material Witnesses quilt exhibit at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.

I'll have lots to blog about, and hopefully I can do a few posts along the way. If not, I'll see you all when I return!

While I'm away, you'll have time to check out the new fabric lines from The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum.
Ohio Star ~

Birds in the Air ~

and check out the greens in Pomegranate ~

If you pre-order before February 29, you get a special price.


Miriam said...

Ohh my Goodness!! You are going to have a ball!!!

Wow, what a great opportunity to learn from Elly and the other great teachers at TESAA!

Travel safely and I will be looking forward to all your news when you get home.

Kathie said...

I am so thrilled for you! this is a dream of mine to go to Elly's classes in Williamsburg.....
can't wait to hear all about it. Have a wonderful time and oh my your little side trips are going to be just amazing as well....
take that camera and lots of batteries!!!! and a note book we need to know all about it!
thanks for the fabric notice I have been "waiting" for this line to come out!
Kathie wishing you safe and fun travels

Hardin County Keepsakes said...

Have a great time. Look forward to your posts.

Erica Birnbaum said...

I was so inspired by your post. I'm envious of all the cool places and classes you'll be attending! Your post led me to watch all the Kent State videos on the exhibits. It was fascinating. Thank you so much for sharing and we all look forward to hearing about your adventures!

Frances Leate said...

I know you are going to have a wonderful time and will look forward to reading the future posts. Meantime I will just have to content myself with Elly's DVDs. Take care.