Our second field trip took us north to Germantown, MD to the Blackrock Arts Center to see the recently opened exhibition of quilts by Silver Spring artist, Karen Schulz. Students are carefully examining her techniques and the structure of this particular work. There was a great deal of discussion about how she dyed and pieced her fabrics and also how stitching added emphasis to the designs. My favorite series are the peaches ripening on a screened porch , evidently a memory from her childhood. We learned a lot as we move into art quilts and surface design on fabric.