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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Dan Burke Lecture

Before I get posting on the lecture at the GSQ guild meeting yesterday..here's my son's latest purchase! Uncle Dale (Bob's brother is a car salesman) called Darrin and said he had a buyer for his car and would put him in a new Enclave! So this is Darrin's new wheels! We are GM people and Dale has always found us what we are looking for. Darrin was quite excited and I love the black!! Very cool!!!

So now onto the lecture/trunk show yesterday by Dan Burke. I honestly wasn't familiar with his work but before I left for the meeting I did a 'google' search and thought this might be interesting to stay for after the regular meeting. I certainly wasn't disappointed..well, maybe in my photo's as they don't do Dan's quilts justice. I love his color choices and he primarily uses batiks.

You can see Dan's work on his web site here and order patterns, etc. from him. Dan does lots of foundation piecing and his work is impeccable!

This piece combined paper piecing and machine applique.
This had over 4000 pieces in it!! Trust me..they were there!
This was a miniature quilt and was outstanding!!! You have to turn your head sideways as they were holding the quilt the wrong way! Very cool piece...and yes, Dan loves purple..hence, you'll see lots of purple in his work.
This was really a nice piece but my picture doesn't do it justice at all!!
Quite a few of these quilts are on the website so you can get the pattern. I just wanted the pictures for the color!
This was another cool piece...foundation piecing and Dan made a smaller version (I didn't get photo) which was around 12" or so.

This quilt was made by one of the members (Millie)..isn't it adorable!!! I just had to take a picture of it. I love the little dresses!!!
This is another one of Dan's quilts..out of order...oh well...again, color choices are great!
That's it for today...off to do some cleaning and laundry, print out pics from the 4-H fair for the kids then bead some. Heat wave still upon us! Graduation party tomorrow and I'm sure it will be hot, hot, hot! But better than snow, snow, snow!

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

My gosh, those quilts are incredible!! I don't think I've ever seen such intricate piecing, it's hard to imagine how to even begin.