Friday, June 13, 2008

Tacoma Glass Museum

For Ferry Day (our staff "get away" day - used to be on a ferry), we went to the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. What a cool spot! So many beautiful things to see there. Glass is pretty amazing! This display is Dale Chihuly glass in the ceiling on the bridge across the highway. It would have been even better if it hadn't been raining.

My boss says that this one would make a nice quilt...hmmm...I'll have to mull that one over. I love all the color!

My favorite part of the day (besides the Spaghetti Factory afterwards) was the Hot Shop. It's so amazing to watch glass being made. It changes so much as it goes along. And takes a whole team of people working on a single piece. The man describing the process was great too - it helps to have someone explaining.

John Filey was the artist of the day. The piece they were making was really interesting - I'd have liked to have seen it competed. Apparently there was some cutting that was going to happen when it cooled down.

I could have stayed there all day...really interesting!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Quilt Retreat

Boy it was nice to get away to quilt retreat! We tried a new house at Lake Cavanaugh - nice house and cute lake! Quilt retreats are generally very refreshing - a time to get away from "regular" life and just be a little creative. No UFO's completed...but one worked on!
Some of our completed projects: