Friday, September 2, 2011

Barbara and Alice Meet in California!

Barbara Friedman and one of her quilts!

Barbara Friedman was gracious enough to drive from San Diego to Newport Beach, to meet and have lunch with me here at my daughter's home.  After lunching and visiting, we had a show and tell.  Barbara brought a number of her art quilts, which are behind her on the sofa, and more of them are pictured below.   She also brought several of her sketch books, which I loved browsing through.  I saw the sketch on which this quilt Barbara is holding was based.  I must start sketching, though it will be years before I can achieve the lovely little ink and water color sketches that Barbara does!  I showed her the few traditional quilts of mine that the family here in California have in their home.  Then Barbara and I drove to a yarn store.  I thought the yarns were lovely, but I am not a knitter so I'm not as discriminating as is Barbara.  She loved a couple of patterns, though, and bought them.  The time we spent together sped by for me, and I was sorry to have to say good bye!  Here are a few more pictures of this delightful visit between a Maven from Texas and our sole Californian!
A closer look at some of Barbara's art quilts

My grandson Locke wanted to be in one of the pictures!
Barbara and Alice