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May Guild meeting photos

Hi everyone,

as always, I am a bit late but hey – at least I am consistent! 🙂

May meeting was really great! Our guest, Dennis Foster is truly amazing kite-maker and quilter, don’t you think? I am so proud to be able to say that I had a little bit to do with him becoming a quilter and it was and always is such a pleasure having him in my class. You can count on Dennis to come back with a masterpiece of his own after taking a class – teacher’s biggest reward! 🙂

So he started by showing us one of the early kites he made:IMG_6320Some smaller ones too (but so cool-looking, don’t you think?)

IMG_6322 IMG_6323And then came Bargello design kites – SPECTACULAR!

IMG_6333IMG_6339IMG_6348Or how about some optical illusions effect:

IMG_6399IMG_6347Bar-code anyone?

IMG_6397Dennis’ big inspiration are quilt patterns and designs – so how about this for Ricky Tims’ Kaleidoscope:

IMG_6352Or a bit bigger one:

IMG_6358Even bigger and more spectacular:

IMG_6364Oh and for a glimpse on how amazing these look while flying in the sky, you put the lite against the window:

IMG_6367Amazing, right?

Some other classic quilt patterns are Dennis’ inspiration too:

IMG_6369Or New York beauty:

IMG_6382Or Renae Merrill’s spirals:

IMG_6372And then some amazing original designs – start on the paper first:

IMG_6374And then make a spectacular kite:

IMG_6376Or maybe this one:

IMG_6380All I can say is – AMAZING!

Oh and if you are wondering – yes, Dennis makes amazing quilts too! Kaleidoscope one:

IMG_6355New York beauty:

IMG_6387Or this flowery design by yours truly (I am so proud! 🙂 )

IMG_6351How is all this for an inspirational work? Dennis’ kites are so spectacular – now we all need to see them fly in the sky! And YES, the all DO fly well! How amazing is that?

I can’t wait to see what is the next marvelous kite coming out of the Dennis Foster workshop – we must ask him to come again!

Have a colorful Tuesday in flying colors,



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