We're having a party yeah!
It is amazing that we found such a wonderful Costa Rican quilt colony to play and make art with. The fun began during the reception for the Red Textil: First Encounter of the Ibero-American Textile Network. You know we fiber junkies were decked out in our various threads. We nibbled on tasty little dishes and sampled the beverages while looking for English speakers that we could talk with. For sure we all were thinking "why didn't we take Spanish in high school and college along with French or German." We're thinking we need Rosetta Stone in the future. But found enough bilingual friends to get by.
Laurie who lives in Panama and Olga who lives in Guatemala liked us so well they came to our quilting class the following day.
Of course the big highlight was meeting the U.S. Ambassador Anne Slaughter Andrew. She was gracious and said she made an effort to decide on what fiber to wear.
Ed, Marion, L'Merchie, Adriene, Ambassador Andrew and Center Executive Director Schmack
We got serious about our mission on the second day when we started to teach at El Consturero Quilt Shop. Maria Teresa and Rocio welcomed us with open arms along with 20 students ready to explore new directions.
Music, dancing, fabric, friends and food. What more can you ask for on a tropical afternoon.
Yummy chicken lasagna. Adriene introduced us to keeping a photo journal of our food journey too.
Yes the gang's all here. Thanks Ana Luisa, Victoria, Ile, Maribelle, Tania, Lia, Marto, Laurie, Marianela, Ana Isabel, Olga, Miriam, Jeannette, Ana, Edelina, Adriana, Damaris, Jamilett, Leidalia, Sonia, Alexandra, Soledad, Maria Teresa. Rocio, Adriene and EdJohnetta for a good time.
Adriene's art work. She says she just can't stay in the block.
Store team members Gaby, Susan, Maiky and Patricia. I love those aprons.
This is rainy season in Costa Rica and during the class we could hear the roll of thunder and very heavy rain that had totally cleared by the end of class. It was a wonderful day and I am happy to say friends are emailing me and becoming my friends on Facebook. This morning I was already encouraged by Leidalia to get my Spanish going. In the meantime get out there and make something beautiful.