November 14, 2010
Congratulations to Susan Shie’s PDQ Challenge Team, lead by Katie Fowler, for winning the first PDQ at AQT Challenge. It was great fun to watch 7 teams create a 12×12 block in one hour, using pre-selected fabrics, while others cheered from the sidelines…some because they weren’t the one under fire to complete the block, and others just to cheer on their teammate!
November 10, 2010
It was a beautiful day yesterday and Els van Baarle’s students set-up their clothes line to dry their beautifully dyed and printed pieces! Spectacular views from every classroom…and from every clothes line!
November 8, 2010
It was wild but everyone made it! Snow over the passes, but only rain, some sunshine, rainbows and clear crisp air at lakeside. Patty Hawkins did an amazing presentation tonight and we’re all ready for a good night’s sleep and tomorrow!
November 7, 2010
We arrived at Lake Tahoe yesterday afternoon and settled into our very quaint cabin on the lake. One student arrived on Friday from Alaska, and three more arrived today! Why is it that the Alaska people beat the storm and the rest of our students will drive through it today to get here? The good news is that we see stars this morning…but the wind is something else.
As you can see from the photo, Patty Hawkins and Susan Shie also arrived last night. Patty’s entire presentation for tonight was all prepared on her new Apple IPad…we all want one so that we can retire our old slide carousels and overhead projectors! Keep checking back for news about this year’s conference as we will be blogging daily!
November 3, 2010
We are pleased to announce our 2011 Faculty:
The dates for our 2011 conference will be November 6th to 11th and the details of each workshop will be available online on November 8th, 2010 and we’ll be accepting registrations after November 12th.
And, be sure to check our blog next week during this year’s conference! You’ll wish you were there!
October 19, 2010
A student has switched workshops, so we have one space available in Sue Benner’s workshop. If you are interested in attending, please sign-up online as soon as possible!
October 1, 2010
We are pleased to announce that Rosalie Dace of South Africa will be one of our teachers at Art Quilt Tahoe next year. Rosalie, whose work reflects her passion for color, pattern and texture, believes that a quilt should say something about its time and place in history. Rosalie began her teaching career in South Africa teaching Art and English at a high school in Pietermaritzburg, and later taught in Grahamstown at the Johann Carinus Art Centre, the Grahamstown Technical College, and Rhodes University. She has been teaching quiltmaking and embroidery in South Africa since 1983. Her work, including Best of Show at the South African National Quilt Festival in 1988 and 1998, is found in private collections and in the Durban Art Gallery, and has appeared in national magazines, including the Fall 2006 issue of Quilting ArtsMagazine. You will be able to sign-up online for Rosalie’s workshop after November 15, 2010.
September 27, 2010
We are excited to share Sue Benner’s image for our 2010 Art Quilt Tahoe Collectible T-Shirt. If you are not attending AQT this year but are interested in purchasing this T-Shirt, please let us know. The cost is $25.95 plus tax and shipping.
September 10, 2010
Great news…Sue Benner is designing our collectible 2010 teeshirt! We’ll download an image soon for all to see. If you’d like to order a teeshirt, just email us and we’ll take your order!
August 6, 2010
The Winner - Barb Kowalski!
Congratulations to Barb Kowalski of Gardnerville, Nevada for winning our blog contest! We notified Barb this week and she said she had to read our email multiple times before it sunk in that she won. Barb, who has attended AQT in the past, will be taking Patty Hawkins workshop and is looking forward to coming back to Zephyr Point, which just happens to be just over the hill from where she lives.