In the Folk Center
Winter in the Center

Copyright Ó 2006.  Dancing Bear Folk Center
Trapping in the
Big Horn Basin
Home on the Range
Early Wyoming Photos
Glade Edwards Collection
Expanded Quilt Block Wall
New Marbles
in the Collection
1870s Shipwreck Marbles
Mazet Family Marbles,
Ten Sleep, Wyo.
Exhibit: "Putting By"
A History of Canning:
Fruit Jar Collection

* Dancing Bear Quilt by:
Judy Zehner & Kim Mosher, Quilted Legends,
Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Other Links of Interest

Wyoming Dinosaur Center

Natural Resources & Wildlife

American West Heritage museum

Registration Forms

Barbara Olson
Billings, Montana

Quilt Retreat
Featured Instructor

Barbara is a national and international award-winning quilt artist, teacher and lecturer. Her quilts have appeared in publications and exhibits around the world. Her art quilt, "In the Beginning," was chosen as one of the best 100 American Quilts of the Century. Many of her art quilts are included in private and corporate collections across the country. For the last 14 years, she has given workshops and lectures for those interested in expanding their unique creative talents through quilting. Her book, "Journey of an Art Quilter: Creative Strategies and Techniques," takes readers through her inspirational journey with exercises and techniques for creating art quilts. When she is not on the road teaching, lecturing or judging quilt shows, Barbara is at home in her mountain-top studio in Billings, Montana, with her husband, two dogs and two cats.

Barbara Olson

Cosmic Spirals
Barbara Olson

Sun., 3/26, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Learn the techniques Barbara uses in her award-winning spiral quilts. Create an 18" block (small wall hanging) using foundation piecing. Participants will learn spiral drafting but also work with a preprinted pattern.

Prismatic Flowers
Barbara Olson

Sat., 3/25, 9 a.m .- 4 p.m.
Create a small flower piece filled with light and energy by playing with color, texture, depth and shading. Barbara's flower drawings eliminate drafting so participants go right to designing with fabric.

Designing Outside the Line
Barbara Olson

Fri., 3/24, 1 - 2 p.m.
Discover how to tap into your unique and personal expression. The process of creating beautiful quilts with joy and purpose is an exhilarating experience. The framework of quilting offers a good place to begin your creative journey. The exploration enables one to discover inner truths and travel beyond the boundaries to begin the process of designing outside the lines.