Back from QSDS

I am back from QSDS (Quilt & Surface Design Symposium) on the campus of Columbus College of Art and Design in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

What a great week! My friend Connie and I packed up and drove the 5-hour trip. It was a beautiful day for a drive.

I’m still ironing the fabric I printed, so before telling you about the actual class I took at QSDS, I wanted show you some art in downtown Columbus.

I had only been to Columbus once several years ago to see the Rolling Stones. We saw the concert, stayed at a hotel downtown, and then went home. Living for a week on this campus really gave me a flavor of the city. Everywhere we walked, there was art. Here are just a few pieces.


A Street Called Home



And that was just a taste of the art downtown. On Wednesday we went on the bus trip.

Our first stop was the Ohio Craft Museum.

Then we headed to Quilt National held at the Dairy Barn. Photos aren’t allowed in the show, so I bought the book to remember all the beautiful quilts.


It was a great afternoon out, but I was anxious to get back and print more fabric!

I decided not to take the apron I blogged about in my last post. I wanted an apron with more coverage, so I printed another one before I left. It worked out great. It kept a lot of dye off of me!

So much to see and do. So much to inspire.  My next post will be about the reason I went to QSDS – Pat Pauly’s Glorious Prints class. Now back to ironing my new printed fabric.