So the nerves lasted for about 5 minutes, and then, it was pure quilting delight :) I Love Teaching!!! (Teaching quilting that is, trying to teach my kids to read, not so much:) It was so much fun. I loved seeing everyone's fabric choices, their different ways in sewing their blocks together. I loved jumping from table to table to answer questions and share little tidbits. And most of all, I loved getting to know the amazing ladies in my class through a medium that we all love.
I hope all of my class members enjoyed being in the class as much as I enjoyed teaching it. They really were a great bunch of ladies. I used my hanging quilt as a "posting board" as there was no where else to hang it. It was kind of fun to see it come together as we added piece by piece :) This is what it looked like towards the end of class. (And my MIL said I needed to be in at least one of the pictures so I jumped in this one :)
Here are half of the ladies in my class. My MIL is the one in the middle in the blue jacket. She and another guild member were the official "helpers" for my class. They did a lot of pressing and cutting and were such a huge help to so many members of the class!!
Here is the other half of my class. We had 21 ladies total and I really do think they all enjoyed it. They close the class as 20 members but we let one extra squeak in :) We pinned, pressed, sewed, and chatted.
By then end of the 3 hour class there were over half that had their first block done and one super speedy class member that had 2 blocks done. It is so much fun to get to see everyone's finishes!!
All in all, a spectacular experience!!! I am so looking forward to my class on Saturday and then to teaching 5 classes in June at the Panguitch Quilt Walk, which happens to open registration tomorrow. Got a few spared days in the beginning of June and in the vicinity?? I would love to see you there :) It will be so much fun!!!
EDIT - To answer the question . . . The plan is to have this PDF Pattern available tomorrow :)