Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Vestlandstreff at Voss

Life has been a whirlwind since I left my beautiful room with a view and travelled home from Voss. It was a great weekend. The journey up there was rather quick and half way there I realized I was totally orange. Orange jacket, orange scarf, orange purse, orange bag. In case you were wondering, I do love orange.

I could have caught an earlier train from Bergen to Voss, but I’d rather spend a couple of hours with my fabulous niece who is a student there. I was admiring the station roof as I was waiting for her, the structure and lines would look nice in a quilt.

This is what 30+kg luggage looks like. Oh man; heeeaavvvyyy.

The weather was perfect and so was the view from the train. Not too cloudy, no wind and glorious fall colours just starting to pop.

I stayed at Fleischer Hotel, one of the historic hotels, on the top floor facing the fjord. Being shuttled back and forth to the school where I was teaching, I never got around to getting a proper picture, so I borrowed this from their website. Fantastic, isn’t it!

And with lots of traditional details everywhere.

The ladies from Voss Quiltelag, who hosted the event, were ever so kind and fun and helpful and everything went smoothly. The classrooms were light and airy and everything was in order. Thank you ladies, for a great Vestlandstreff!

The only little hiccup was that one of my students had forgotten the pedal and chord to her machine at home, but she was able to borrow a set from a sewing machine supplier. Phhhew.

The Saturday class was “Mix and Match for Christmas” with 7 lovely and eager students. They all made wonderful Christmas projects and we had lots of fun.

The Sunday “Med hodet på skrå” class was equally fun, but somewhat smaller with only two students. Fortunately they were great, so we had lots of fun, and they too both made wonderful projects. I knew it would be a small class up front (although not that small) so I had prepared another sample and kits that we got started on.

The journey home on Sunday was mainly spent in company with some old and some new friends. It was really funny as we all pulled out our knitting projects on the train. Maybe it is possible to be all quilted out after all. My luggage was fortunately 10+kg lighter on the way back after unloading books and kits and handouts and whatnots, and I was very good buying only a teeny tiny bag of paper shapes for English paper piecing.
Now I have just a few little details to put together, and I’ll be ready for my next adventure - travelling to Trondheim on Friday to teach the Lag på lag class. See you all later!


  1. Flotte høstbilder, her er det inspirasjon til noen nye quiltebilder tenker jeg. Herlig juleproduksjon på kurset også.

  2. Ser ut som du har hatt en travel men veldig trivelig helg. Flotte bilder fra Voss, og enda flottere av de fine prosjektene dere hadde lagd. Bra jobbat.
    Hilsen Ingrid

  3. Fantastic student work! What a gorgeous hotel, love buildings thst look like they belong in fairytales....xox


  4. What a beautiful place! The views are wonderful. Looks like everyone had a great time and the classes were quite successful.

  5. Takk for ett kjempeflott kurs med deg her i Trondheim i dag


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