Artist Residency - Empty Spools 2013

My experience at Asilomar, while having the honor of being "Artist in Residence" at Empty Spools Seminars, was amazing. Words cannot express the sense of peace I feel when I'm there. 

The beach is very unusual and beautiful. The eco system is very fragile...

I got lost and found this great path.

This is the view outside of the building I was in, Merrill Hall. 

This was the first time I actually saw all of my quilts up at the same time. It was a really nice feeling to be able to share my work and talk about my process. 

Sue Benner sharing her beautiful painted silk. Those are also my quilts on the stage.

My "radiant" friend, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry. (A newlywed!)

I really enjoyed spending time with Jenny Bowker. What a warm and generous woman! She is sharing work by the Egyptian Tentmakers. She is the driving force exposing their amazing work to the quilting community and beyond. I look forward to seeing the exhibit in Paducah next month! 

And here she is with her breathtaking quilt Arabesque.

Another lady I got to know is the lovely Susan Carlson. I'm very happy to say that I've added one of her small pieces to my collection. It's a beautiful, colorful fish, and I'm so happy to have it! 

This is view from my patio. It is so quiet and serene...

And it's always nice to walk in and find one of these sitting peacefully outside your door. 

This year I had the opportunity to visit the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary. Wow.