Capturing, color, enthusiasm and the delight of Antigua Guatemala, for my quilt inspired friends.

Antigua, Guatemala is a city in the central highlands of Guatemala famous for its well-preserved Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture as well as a number of ruins of colonial Churches. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

I began my day by writing an article for a student in South Africa, then yes my dear friends I hit Antigua hard today. I started out in ‘fancy schmancy’ clothes and went back for the shorts and t shirt and of course the Mexican hat because I was just too hot. It was quite warm and clear despite the forecast for rain so I was absolutely delighted.

I have to say I’m disappointed that Keith couldn’t experience it this country as well. Bless him he’s preparing for a wedding at our house on the 4th December.

I woke to the sounds of  music in the dining room, I don’t know what the instrument is called but it is wonderful to listen to as you eat a sumptuous breakfast amongst the waterfalls and flowers. It’s simply a world away from Houston, Africa and Thailand and I appreciate  them all equally.

I’m here to work, but I do have a few days to prepare and that I’m doing with great enthusiasm and dedication.  Such is the life of a quilt teacher !!!! There is so much to stimulate the creative mind here. The images below will convince you of that.

The walls of the buildings are brightly colored and the pavement is sort of smooth and roads are very rough cobblestones.

The colors take your breath away. I would love to paint my house these colors.

These are images close by my hotel and I photographed them with my point and shoot camera to get the wide angle shot.

 The colors are wonderful.

Then there is the folk art that I dearly love. I walked for hours. I didn’t buy a thing, just working out what we need for the class. Sigh. What a job.

The market and the people of course.

And then the textiles. I guess you are dying to know just what we will be doing….. I think you have to wait until the show airs to find that out.

All in all, it was a super day… but now my mouse batteries have died and I have to end. I’m so surprised that I get good internet to be able to share with you.

Considering that it is fast, I do have another two packages of Houston images if you would like. The food quilts and the SAQA event.!!! maybe tomorrow.

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