A Wonderful Week at Asilomar

Asilomar Beach 2014

I have just spent a terrific week teaching at the Empty Spools Seminar at Asilomar State Park and Conference Center. It is in Pacific Grove, California just down the road from Carmel. It is a favorite event for every quilt teacher and student. You can walk on the beach morning, noon and night. The original buildings on the grounds were designed by Julia Morgan in the Arts and Crafts style.


This is the Chapel, one of my favorite buildings. If I was ever able to design a house from scratch, this would be my inspiration.


This is the cozy building where you check in and can hang out.

Sassaman Class 19

And this is our productive classroom! There were 24 students for 5 days of class. There were 10 other teachers doing workshops at the same time. The place was crawling with QUILTERS! This was the Abstracting from Nature class, my favorite to teach. The girls really did some wonderful work! Here are a few examples in various states of evolution.

Sassaman Class 4Sassaman Class 16

Sassaman Class 7

Sassaman Class 8

There was a little time to go exploring around the charming town if Pacific Grove which is in walking distance from Asilomar.

Pacific Grove 2

These over sized plants made quite a statement in this window box… looks like a house in the Land of Oz.

Pacific Grove 1

I love datura. Their trumpet blossoms are so elegant.

Pacific Grove 3

This Midwestern gal was in paradise! I could have spent a whole week photographing the wonders of this area! Luckily I get to go back next year, too!

One Response to “A Wonderful Week at Asilomar”

  1. KateUK says:

    Wow,wow and WOW!

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