Is this worth seeing in person? I think so. Take a side trip to Blowing Rock, NC from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Located in the mountains of northwest North Carolina, there are retail shops, coffee shops and some quiant little churches. In the middle of the town is a park and in the summer months there is an art festival. This fabric post card art quilt was inspired by one of those churches.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock and Boone, NC is this scene of a big red barn. Although I normally make fabric post card art quilts of older barns, I just loved this newer barn so here it is. The picture on the right is the photo I took and my interpretation of this photo is the fabric post card art quilt on the left.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Julian Price Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway is located at Mile Post 297 near Blowing Rock, NC. There are miles of hiking trails, a picnic area and a campground just to name a few of the adtiviites. Adjacent to Julian Price Park is the Moses Cone Park where a Parkway Craft Center is located. The photograph on the right was taken near the parking area. The fabric post card art quilt is my interpretation of the photo on the right.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
This adventure took us to an area in western NC called Glendale Springs, NC in Ashe County. The purpose of the trip was to view the fresco by Ben Long at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church located on Highway 16. A fresco, in case you don't know, is a painting on wet plaster. While we were there, we ate at a wonderful place called the Blue Ridge Cafe and Bakery. Right next to the cafe is the Greenhouse Craft Shop. Both of these businesses are located in an old school building and right across from the church with the fresco. And no, as you can see, I did not try to recreate the fresco. The scene for the post card art quilt, however, is of a nearby river and barn. On the left is the photo and on the right is my interpretation of the scene. Check it out and tell me what you think. http://sewupscale.etsy.com/
Monday, May 4, 2009
This postcard is my interpretation of a photograph I took while on a boat tour of Lake Lure, NC. This neat little community is hidden away in the mountains of western North Carolina. Located east of Asheville, NC at highway 9 and 64/74A, this community has much appeal. Located there is the Lake Lure Inn, a very historical inn oozing with ambience. Also located on the lake is the Lodge at Lake Lure where my husband and I have stayed. The folks there really know how to make each guest feel special. Hiking is a great draw to the area. There is so much to say about this area, I could go on and on. The picture on the left is the quilted post card art quilt I made from the center of the lake and the picture on the right is the right is the photo I took. Link to the post card art quilt: http://www.sewupscale.etsy.com