I'm back from a spectacular trip to Denali National Park. The mountain cooperated and was out most of the time we were down there, which is pretty much unheard of, and especially this summer when we've had record breaking rain. (In the summer the mountain is behind clouds more than 70% of the time) We also saw lots of caribou, moose, and grizzly bears. I will do a post about that soon, but one of the highlights for me was finally seeing art quilter Ree Nancarrow's quilt "Seasons of Denali" in person. It requires riding a bus for several hours into the Eielson Visitor Center in the park, which I hadn't done in over 20 years, before the quilt was there. The quilt is 4 panels, for a total of 8 x 12 feet. The bus was only there for 30 minutes, not nearly long enough to soak it all in. I took lots of close up pictures, so I could at least study it more when I got home! The fabrics are all hand dyed, most of the animals and flowers are painted. So fun to see! Scroll down for some close up photos...
And, I'm holding my breath waiting for my Starr Fabrics order, which includes fabric for the dragonfly kits, they should be out any time now, plus lots more fabric for me to play with!
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I am a homeschooling mom of three fun kids, who are now old enough that I have a little time to pursue my passion for sewing! After several years of making quilted cards and art quilts, I'm now designing kits and patterns. Some of them have even been in Keepsake Quilting! I teach classes at local quilt shops, and would love to do more traveling and teaching eventually. I also have many tutorials, including some on you tube. I am blessed to live in Alaska where I am surrounded by the inspiration provided by the beauty of God's creation!
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