I'm going to go to Hollanders this week. I have never been there before and am really looking forward to this visit. It is a shop filled with decorative and artist papers and book binding supplies. I have been wanting to make some new artistic books and journals for a while now. I'm planning on buying some supplies to make this happen. I love looking at pretty papers too. I'll share photos later if I end up with some pretty new papers. You can check out their shop here.
Next Monday I get to go to an all day quilting workshop. I have been looking forward to this workshop for several months now. I am taking Garden of Eden by Laura Wasilowski.
In this tempting class create a small art quilt teeming with every flower in creation. Build a blooming garden on a green base of lush leaves, curly ferns and wavy blades of grass. Add simple daisies, jolly tulips, and colorful chrysanthemums to the mix and you have a garden that Eve would envy. All from colorful fused fabrics. Directions for free cutting flowers, bias leaves and fused quilt assembly processes are covered.
I'll share photos with you after I go to the workshop. It should be a fun day of learning and hanging out with other quilters. You can check out Laura's website here and see examples of her work. She is also giving a lecture at the Jackson quilt guild that evening. I'm sure that it will be an entertaining and informational lecture.
Now that you know some of the art dates that I enjoy, please share your own ways to keep inspired and learning.