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Saturday, May 21, 2011
Janet Houts, Circle of Nine- book
This week has been very busy and lots of pleasure.. Janet Houts, one of the YoYo Circle and member of Sierra Mountain Quilters, gave a lecture on her new book "Circle of Nine".. I will show my quilt start first but I must tell you this is amazing the different designs that one can achieve.. I did not play around with the design as much as many did. Every quilt was unique, each could have been changed by just turning one series of blocks, or making the spacers differently. To start out with we came to class with 9, 12 1/2" blocks of our choice.. Janet explained how we could make the connecting blocks and we went from there.
Janet and her sister Jean Ann have done a wonderful presentation, there are 25 wonderful unique Quilts with excellent directions.
How ever there is nothing better than having a signed copy, and having the "teacher" right in your midst. Janet lives in Idaho and is setting up her teaching and lecture schedule now, her sis lives in Georgia, and is available for lectures and teaching.
I am a mixed media fiber/quilt artist who loves to work with gourds,and jewelry. I am easily distracted with the next project, and have many going at one time. I have been teaching Fabric Dyeing and Beginning gourd art for many years. I am blessed with my own home studio. We live in the rolling hills near Yosemite National Park, in central Calif. U.S.A. This is a place of Inspiration, Blue Skies and Great Friends. I volunteer with several organizations,and have memberships in P.E.O., Coarsegold Historical So., Sierra Art Trails, Madera Circle Gallery, Yosemite Western Artist, Timberline Gallery and Sierra Mountain Quilters. I teach at my home studio and at local quilt gatherings.
My web site is: www.vivianhelena.com,