Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wanna hear about our Freddy day?

We had such a good day! Twelve of us made the trek to Santa Barbara.

We had time to stop at Treasure Hunt on the way up and if you haven't been to this wonderful quilt shop, you have really missed something special. It's located in a little house on a side street in lovely Carpenteria. They carry a great selection of Kaffe's, and all the other popular designers fabrics as well, plus many gorgeous batiks.

Then, it was time for dinner at the Beachside Cafe in Goleta. THANKS to my friend Judy for the great recommendation (especially for a party of twelve) was wonderful. Weather was perfect and we could look right out onto the beach.

and who should we just happen to run into at the restaurant? Yes, it was Freddy! 

Then, it was finally time for the quilt meeting and Freddy. We were treated so warmly by the members of the guild. Thank you! They had reserved 12 seats together for us in advance which made it so much easier for us to enjoy the meeting without being scattered about the room. This guild has many, many very talented quilters and it was a real treat to see their "show and tell". 

When Freddy got up to speak there was a sort of hush that came over the room. I guess we were all in awe! lol Considering the rowdiness of her quilts, she spoke soothingly. She's now 80 and started quilting when she was 60 and she's really quite amazing, I think. She's certainly not a perfectionist, but she's enjoying every minute that she spends quilting. Her quilts are soooooooo colorful and was exhilirating to see one gorgeous quilt after another.

And, just as a side you remember the "Circle of Illusion" class I took. Andi's got a photo of our class on her website. Check it out! We're the first photo.


SarahVee said...

Thanks for sharing, Terri. These are great shots of Freddy's very colourful quilts. I loved it!

Martys Fiber Musings said...

Oh, what a fun time you all had. Have always been a Freddy admirer and have made several of her house quilts. Love all her others too. Hope I can have her energy and spice for life when I hit my 80th year!!

Jackie said...

I looked through your slide show twice! Freddy's use of color is amazing. It really does work!

Janet said...

What a treat to see these photos and the slide show. Thanks for sharing them. I love Freddy's quilts.

Crispy said...

No Way Freddy is 80!! What a wonderful person she must be. Thanks for sharing your fun time!!


MARIKA said...

Thanks for the visit :)
I paint the fabric.
Very good fun to play with colours.

Jenny said...

it all sounds so perfect!

Patty said...

Wow what wonderful quilts. I wish I could get out of my box and play with color like she does.

Kathleen said...

WOW! Thanks for sharing all the photos. It must have been awesome seeing them in person.

Diane J. Evans said...

I'm on sensory overload with all that COLOR! What a great time you must have had. May we all live to be 80 and be as vibrant as this woman!


Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So fun and great photos Terri! If it weren't for you, I would never have seen these wonderful quilts!