Sunday, October 3, 2010

Quilting Under the Tuscan Sun

I've just recently returned from an amazing art quilt workshop in Tuscany. The instructor and organizer of the trip was award-winning quilter, Esterita Austin. It was truly a dream vacation. I had first seen Esterita  on episode #506 of The Quilt Show. Earlier this year, a local quilt shop had a one-day workshop with this wonderful teacher. The experience that day was so enjoyable that a few months later I decided to sign  up for the seven-day trip to Tuscany. I am so glad that I did! What a friendly, talented group of people attended this workshop. Four days were spent working on our quilt pieces and two days were spent exploring the beautiful cities of Florence and Siena.

The piece I chose to work on is a scene of the villa where the workshop was held.  I've started this blog to motivate me to finish this piece and to continue to develop as a quilter and fiber artist. If you would like more information about the trip, visit

Here is the view from my room at the villa.

Okay, now that I am committed, I better get to work on finishing my piece.

1 comment:

  1. What a once in a lifetime experience to spend a week in Tuscany! Sienna and Florence are so full of inspirations. Best wishes on your project. I hope you will show us peeks of your project from time to time.