Monday, October 4, 2010

Asheville Cotton Company -- Asheville NC

It's always great to return to a shop where I've taught before and see what's new, what's changed and how everybody's doing! This is the third time I've taught for Robin and Chip Culbertson at Asheville Cotton Company and also been able to enjoy the company of their store manager, Michelle.

Michelle now has a pattern company -- the above quilt, "Gabriella" is a "pattern by ME, Michie Lee"....

Robin also publishes patterns under the "Asheville Cotton Company" brand. At left and below is her pattern "George and Cornelia".

Even though the purple and gold goes with my house better, I liked both of the colorways, so took pictures of both to share....

The "George and Cornelia" pattern is described as "An Oriental rug quilt in two sizes". "George" is the larger size, 89"x102"; "Cornelia" is the smaller size, 61"x70".

The project today was "Positive/Negative: Bringing Color to Trapunto by Machine"; here are some of the workshop participants hard at work....

Still working! At left on the wall is another of Michie Lee's patterns.

These pictures were taken at the end of the day when everybody had their tops pieced and most of their trapunto set-up work done

It was a pretty big class and there was a lot of color variety....

Last year when I was here the whole store was decorated for Halloween -- this time the theme was fall and harvest. This is a display sitting on the floor in a corner of the restroom -- there is not a bit of space in the store that doesn't just pull you in to take a look!

What I bought: Two patterns: "Gabriela" by Michie Lee and "George and Cornelia" by Robin. The fabric above is for the smaller size, "Cornelia", in the colorway that totally goes with my house.

Goodbye, Asheville -- hopefully, we'll do it again next year!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...