Diana McClun and Laura Nownes spoke at Diablo Valley Quilters not too far away from me last week. Attendance at this meeting was huge, and it seems to be a large and thriving quilt guild. I also found out that Diana and Laura were some of the original founding members. It was a wonderful presentation where they brought a ton of quilts that they had made over the years and were part of their books and patterns they sold. Each quilt had a wonderful story. One really got a sense of their great partnership, and easy to see why their books were so successful! Since Diana is officially retired (hard to tell!) Laura continues their business and they recently collaborated on a new edition of one of their best selling books. (more on that at another time)
I went to this event with my camera intending on taking photos and blogging, but I enjoyed myself so much and met some great people so I didn’t really take many photos or notes. It seemed better to just experience it. In the end however, I do have some nice shots of “the silk quilt” Diana made for Laura, because it totally floats my boat. Love love love. I saw it in progress and was blown away, and it was nice to see it finished. I didn’t however get a shot of the whole thing, but hopefully you will enjoy snippets.
Without further ado, here are some informal shots of the silk quilt and the event!