Friday, February 6, 2009

The Red and White Studio....

Yesterday I took a trip to a wonderful Quilt/Writing Studio. Ann Hazelwood is the former owner of a local quilt shop called Patches on Main Street in old town St Charles. She owned the shop for over 30 years and this year decided to sell and devote her time to writing, teaching and quilt appraisal. She is currently writing her third book.

She invited the Redwork Club to meet this month in her new studio. She writes and quilts in the basement while he has his office upstairs. She says they practically live there...After seeing these photos, you might want to move in also...

The Redwork Club.








This quilt is from Ann's book called Polka Dot. It is out of print now and very hard to find. I have one....lol



There was no information on this quilt and I forgot to ask Ann about it. It is a whole cloth quilt with the birds hand appliqued with some embroidery accents.


And this is Ann with the small wall hanging we surprised her with. We all embroidered our names and then Waunetha embroidered the center panel, pieced the quilt and finished it...Ann was overcome with tears.




The following photo is not part of Ann's studio. This redwork portrait was done by Waunetha (the same one that did the wallhanging). She is an extraordinary redwork artist. Please click the photo to make it larger. The eyes are amazing. This is her husband as a little boy.




I hope you have enjoyed the tour. We will be meeting here again in July.

Today is grocery shopping and dog bathing day...AND DH is working from home..that always throws off my schedule..LOL

Happy Sewing, (I am working on two secret projects, sneak peaks hopefully tomorrow)
Nancy

10 comments:

~Bren~ said...

Beautiful!! The hand quilting in the portrait is gorgeous.

Miss Nancy said...

Well done, great pictures, great space, great company, great fun, wonderful quilting all around. What more could we want on a winter's day. Thank you for sharing.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Maybe you could all move in with Ann? Her space is wonderful and bright! Thanks for sharing the pics!

Pat said...

WOW...what a place...and I'm glad she let you take photos! Thanks for the great tour. I love that redwork quilt from the book that is no longer in print.

Lisa said...

Oh those quilts are amazing!

jenshowme said...

Thank you, Nancy for posting the photos of the Redwork Club meeting--being surrounded with club members in Ann's Red and White Studio was awesome.

Lorraine said...

what an inspiring place to meet!! thanks for sharing the pics....how bright and fresh does Ann's studio look!! Love the little chortle about owning the book that is no longer in print! LOL

Dragon's Dolphin said...

What a fun day you had—and everything is so beautiful. Wish I were near you to attend with you in July—would love to visit the place! ~Shelly~

Kris said...

Oooohhh my....that place looks absolutely heavenly. I bet you can't help but feel inspired there!

Val said...

That's an incredible studio and definitely a lover of red lives and works there! It must be very inspiring for your redwork club. Nice of her to let you share pictures.