ELAINE QUEHL, Quilt Artist, Teacher, Dyer, Designer

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Salt Spring Island

After Edmonton, I flew to Vancouver Island, where I spent a couple of days with Daphne Greig before heading on to my teaching trip to Salt Spring Island. We spent a day at Butchart Gardens. I took a lot of photos, which I am going to share when I have time to view and crop them properly.

The ferry ride from Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island to Salt Spring Island is a short 25 minute ride. It ended up raining later that day.
The next morning I woke to a glorious summer day, with no humidity. I love the weather here as it is comfortably warm with a coolish breeze, and it cools down nicely at night.  No humidity like back in Ottawa.

 This is Rita, the resident cat at the Salt Spring Inn and Restaurant.

Yesterday I taught a dyeing class at the Fair Grounds, a place where we were not worried about getting messy.

View from the Fair Grounds.
 My accommodations are deep in the woods, down a long and winding road. It is oh so quiet :-) After class it is nice to hang out in one of the hammocks on the porch.
There I have a view of birds at the bird feeder

and the many deer that stroll by.
After the first day's class I had the pleasure of shopping at the ArtCraft Gallery. I highly recommend it. It is packed with hand-made items by artists and crafters of the Southern Gulf Islands.
Today I started teaching my 3-day "Inspired by Nature, Designed by You" class. I have students from as far away as Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Smithers, BC.

We all took an extended lunch today to visit the famous Salt Spring Saturday Market.

The market is a great place for young entrepreneurs, like this one, performing to raise money to purchase a new violin.
Of course there are many delightful things to eat too!


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