Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Ricky Tims 2015 seminar

Venita and I went to another Ricky Tims' Seminar yesterday at Meissner's in Sacramento. Great fun. Learned a lot. Heard a lot that we heard at the one in Modesto last year, but it was worth hearing again. Here are some of the pictures we took while we were there:

This is a picture of me, Ricky and Venita. It was taken in front of his Bohemian Rhapsody quilt. I am going to make a quilt something like that someday. "Someday."

This is a self portrait quilt of Ricky. Looks a lot like him, don't you think? Maybe that should be a challenge. Make a self portrait quilt.We'll see.

The above quilt looks more like a photograph than a quilt. I took the close up to show off his thread play. Love this quilt.

 The above three pictures are of the same quilt. It is a simple (yeah, sure) nine patch. He asked us which was harder: this one or his Bohemian Rhapsody. He said this was. Surprising. But he qualified that by saying he hates 1/4 inch seams, rulers and rules, and matching things up. I included a couple of close ups. The middle one to show the intricate quilting he accomplished on this with he domestic sewing machine. He does all his own quilting - all on a simple, Bernina sewing machine.

 Venita went to his shop in Colorado last year. She made a quilt like the two above using her own design as she went. She loved going there. We hope to go together some day for a week long retreat.

This is a combination Cave Man quilt (thus the crazy, free form arcs, and in the center, his Harmonic Conversion. Love how it goes so well design wise.

 More traditional quilt. Log cabin. It is hard to tell in the picture, but the pieces that make up the blocks are probably 1/2 inch finished. Sheesh. It would take me forever to piece a quilt like this.

Take note of the beautiful quilting in the border.

Below is a close up of this quilt. There are bears in the corners of the bear paw blocks. Didn't show up very well in the picture.

Towards the end of the presentation, the visual equipment decided to take a break and went dark. It was right during a time he was explaining a video on quilting. While Meissner's worked on getting that back up, Ricky pulled out a few of his collection of flutes that he has had made for him. He played from three different flutes. All the songs were his own compositions. This man is truly talented in many ways.

Thanks for a great day, Ricky.

Keep on Quilting