It was a thrill to come across an iconic prairie sight: a grain elevator. There are not too many of these around anymore.
Anna's studio is large and bright and looks out on a lake. If I had one like it, I probably wouldn't ever want to leave home again!
We went out one evening to photograph sunsets.
The smoke from the fires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, had already reached the area.
I spent two days with the Prairie Piecemakers Guild in Regina. The first afternoon we hung my show in preparation for my lecture that night. I think this is a fantastic way to show the quilts as people can already look at them when they walk into the room before the meeting. I had also not seen my work all together like that since I had a solo show! Here you can see the hanging team.
There were 20 students in my "In Full Bloom" class the next day.
Lots of progress was made on poppies and peonies. I forgot to take photos at the end of the day, but managed to get one of Yvette's peony when she shared it on Facebook.
Big thanks to everyone who was so helpful! Especially Yvette, Jacquie, and Shannon, who drove me around, procured lunches and espressos and helped me schlepp my big bags from hotel to show, hotel to class and vice versa.
I'll be back in a few days with a report from Fergus.