A special perk of conferences is meeting other teachers. Didi Salvatierra and I learned we had much in common. We grew up less than 60 miles apart and attended the same college for a while.
Didi is a talented and award-winning quilt artist. I enjoyed seeing some of her beautiful work. I also noted how well her wardrobe coordinated with her quilts! Visit her website: http://www.didiquilts.com/ to learn more.
Stars on the Susquehanna
Didi combined contemporary fabrics by Michael James and Kaffe Fasset with vintage soft blue star blocks in "Stars on the Susquehanna." I love the resultant fresh look!
Her hand quilting is beautiful. Didi's clients include: The Mountain Mist company, Barbara Brakman, Mimi Dietrich, Carole A. Liebzeit and AQS quilt appraiser Mary W. Kerr.
Mats & Bowls & Coils, Oh My!
Didi shows samples for her class. Her fabulous bag features a Jean Wells design.
Other teachers for the Blue Ridge Quilt Festival this year were:
Featured artist Paula Golden http://www.paulagolden.com/
Susan Brittingham http://www.susanbrittingham.com/
Linda Fiedler and Kathy Sevebeck
Festival chair was the incredible Karin Tauber. We all had a great time!