I went to ‘my’ Stencil quilt class on Sunday, taught by Dan Rouse.
He is a lovely man. Super stylish and understated. The ladies in the class are all fans of his, and I came to learn that he had recently met Jay McCarroll! In New York! And THEN, the story came out, Dan submitted a quilt to Jay’s contest, and won!
I ran into class, 2 minutes after noon, and I was the last to arrive. I quickly sat down, and listened to Dan’s introduction. He motioned over to ‘this quilt’ referencing something technical, and I turned my head around to see the quilts on the wall. I must have gasped out loud, because someone chuckled in agreement.
I have seen lots of pictures of his work, and they are compelling, (that is why I was in the class!) but in person they are literally breathtaking. Astounding. Complex. Animated. Interesting. …
He shared with us that the Unicorn quilt had just sold. And he was a little bit sad to say ‘good bye’. (but still, congratulations!)
And here is the Stag Quilt, again, for your viewing pleasure.
What a pleasure to be in the class, and meet Dan, and ALL the amazing quilters in the room.
Stay tuned to see how my efforts are progressing.