Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Still Life and Christmas Basket

     In keeping with my New Year's Resolution to try to finish up some of my quilting projects, I am pleased to report that I have finished a still life piece begun in a class last spring. Many of you know that I was lucky enough to attend a workshop led by Esterita Austin this past September in Tuscany. It was truly a dream vacation! Anyway, last spring I had seen notice on the website of the Quilters Way Quilt Shop in Concord, MA that they were offering a workshop with Esterita Austin.   Having seen her appearance on The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson, I signed up. It was a wonderful class, and this is the finished piece.

After meeting Teri and taking this class, I knew that I would brave getting on a plane alone and flying off to Italy to attend her workshop in Tuscany, and I loved every minute of it. For more information about Teri's work or her September trip to Tuscany, please visit http://www.esteritaaustin.com/.
     Finally, I was delighted to receive a call on Sunday evening informing me that I had won one of the raffle baskets at the quilt show that I had attended on Saturday. It was a Christmas themed basket with books, patterns, and fat quarters. Wasn't that a nice surprise!


  1. I would love to take a class with Esterita Austen! Your quilt is gorgeous. Thanks for looking at my blog and the nice comment on my postcard.

  2. Your quilt is amazing! What fun to win a Christmas themed basket. Terry