Thursday, September 20, 2012

Meeting Wanda!

My blog has been relatively quiet for the last two weeks because Bob and I have been on an extended trip to Wisconsin and Canada escaping our Texas heat, visiting family and making some excursions we have wanted to do for a long time.  Our route north took us through Illinois and I sweet talked Bob into making a stop in Sandwich where I spent a couple of totally delightful hours visiting with Wanda Hanson of Exuberant Color!  

The quilts that seem to glow in pictures on her blog are even more exquisite when seen in person...and yes her stash is as extensive and well organized as it looks in her posts.  Not only did Wanda kindly let me pepper her with an endless array of questions, she generously shared several cuts from batik remnants that I can incorporate into my Jane Stickle quilt …

and she gave me this lovely little piece that she blogged about on August 3, 2007 when she was playing with thread embellishment techniques!  Every time I look at it I see different secondary designs.

We covered a lot of ground...everything from her personal tips for loading a quilt on a long arm frame to her prismatic garden technique.  It was a lovely morning, and one that I will remeber with great fondness.  Thank you, Wanda!


Diane said...

oh sounds like a great visit!

Debbie said...

More icing on the cake with this visit.....and treasures to keep. So glad you got to have this experience. Oh...welcome back!