Saturday, July 4, 2009

Quilting on the Kenai (part two)

Next day I was a bit under the weather but my fabulous friends nursed me back to life in few hours. So we stopped for lunch at Olie's Deli then headed to the town of Kenai for the quilt shop "Quilt Kits Alaska". A bit out of the way but a beautiful setting by a lake it is worth the drive. That shop is known for their batiks and their kits of course, it's name being a giveaway. After helping the economy a little bit we left to visit "Kenai Fabric Center" the mecca of the quilters. If you should only visit one store in Alaska that would be it. They have everything. All the possible fabric that you want in every color and every style. I found there a batik that I had bought few years back and had finally gotten down to the last 5 inch square and was mourning it. Well mourn no more... I found it and got a whole yard of it. That should last me a while. I also found other beautiful fabric to drool over. Just gorgeous! Good thing I live three hours from it.
We got to the Fashion Show that was held just across from our hotel in a nice little church. The highlight of the show were Mary Hertert (that is she from the back!) ethereal pieces that I just fell in love with. Mary is the owner of Color Creek Fiber Art Studio in Anchorage. There were a couple of dresses too that looked beautiful with their embellishing of shells and beads and simple natural colors. This is a wool jacket from Ruth Simpson. I love it! There was also the very comical duct tape jacket, hat and "purse" and the traditional patchwork jackets and coats. All very well orchestrated by Pat Reese and her crew of helpers but also the models that for most belong to her family. The quilt show was very small this year but Trish Stuart's quilts were very well presented and it was a pleasure to see the beautiful current Hofmann batiks arranged in such ways. So a very nice evening.
I played a bit with my beaded project that night and read my book. My companions watched "Nanny McPhee" or something like that, on television. Very relaxed and fun.
Next part will be about about Homer the next day...


Mary Of Color Creek-Fiber Art said...

Hi Roxanne,

Thank you for posting your blog and the photos from the Kenai Wearable Art show. Looking forward to more postings at this site

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