I was invited to teach a class for the Pacific Peacemaker's in Gualala CA. It's a beautiful part of the Northern California Coast and the class was great fun! Everyone really stretched themselves with the new techniques and came up with some great designs!!!
And as an added bounce while walking on the Bluff above the Beach in the morning I saw the most incredible show!
Sorry for the graininess of the pictures. I did not have my good camera with me, these were taken with my iPhone.
I watched a number of whales cavorting around near the shore for over a half an hour!
I really had to kick myself for not bringing my good camera. Alas a real photo op missed ^%#%^$!!!
Here are some other great things I saw along the way!
Just North of Jenner looking South towards Bodega Head. Sunny and clear a rarity on the Sonoma and Mendocino coast this time of year!!
Looking at the South end of Gualala Beach.
Eceum on parade!
The Gualala Hotel, 1903.
California State Flower in many shades.
And some of my wonderful students at Show and Tell.
This was a great group of quilters, really fearless and willing to try new things it was great fun working with them and visiting their guild!
One of the things I love about teaching my Scrap Strategies class is by teaching strategies rather than a pattern every quilt comes out different reflecting the makers creativity! And it's so gratifying when students say 'It was so much fun' or ' I was kinda stuck in a rut and this has really helped me move on!' I feel so fortunate to be a part of that process for some quilters!
And I feel so fortunate to be able to have such fun adventures like visiting Gualala!
I hope you are all having a great Spring with lots of fun adventures too!!!
Cheers, Claire W.