We arrived Thursday evening and enjoyed a lovely opening social where we chatted, and chatted, and then chatted some more. Good times!! On Friday morning we both took the Quick Curve Ruler class put on by the wonderful ladies of Sew Kind of Wonderful. This class was so much fun!!!! I was nervous before class started about sewing the curves but there was no reason to be. These patterns are written to be squared up after the curves so you don't have to be perfect, yippee!!! I finished my first block in class and I love, love, love it!!!! I can't wait to get the entire quilt finished up ;)
It will look something like this when it is all done. (hopefully ;) You can find out more about all of the Quick Curve Ruler and the patterns at Sew Kind of Wonderful's shop :)
And Laura even finished her entire quilt top before the weekend was done. Isn't it so adorable. It is a gift for a sweet baby girl. So cute!!
Friday night, Barbara and I headed over to open sew and I cranked out some major chain stitching on my Metro Hoops blocks. We sewed until 11:00 pm and then figured we should probably get a little sleep as I had to teach in the morning ;) But it was so much fun to just sit and sew with all of the gals there. We had a blast.
Saturday morning was my Starburst class. And once again, these gals were just so incredible!! We had such a great time. The ladies all worked so hard and cranked out their first block and then a lot got some chain stitching done after that for future blocks ;) I love seeing all of the fabrics everyone chooses. Don't their blocks just look incredible!!
I really do love teaching, it is one of my all time favorite parts of this industry. I just love to be able to share the passion I have for this part of my life. I love seeing people learn new techniques and watch the joy as it clicks. It is just wonderful!! Thanks again to the folks at Small Town Quilt Show for having me. It was such a fantastic weekend!!!
And one last shot, before I sign off today. Barbara took a few sneaky shots that I didn't know about. No, I am not doing some kind of great 80's dance here, I am showing how angled seams will match up ;) Good Times ;)
That's it for today ;) Be sure to check in tomorrow because it is my 4 Year Blogiversary!!!! Goodie Goodie Gumdrops ;) I have some fun stuff planned to celebrate :)
Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
Melissa, it looks as though you really enjoyed yourself, although when all was said and done, you were probably all worn out, but derived a lot of satisfaction from a job well done. Happy Anniversary, a day early.ReplyDelete
The classes you took and the class you taught look like sew much fun! I haven't taken a class in awhile and this post makes me want to sign up for some!ReplyDelete
Everyone looks like they are having a great time creating! I love the patterns you taught! Just what I need, another project!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for coming Melissa!!!!!ReplyDelete
Maybe someday you will come and teach in my neighborhood. I would love to take one of your classes.ReplyDelete
all great pieces....I love your block and the colourReplyDelete
Sounds like a wonderful weekend!! Hope to take a class from you someday if you ever come out near Ohio. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks to you and Barbara, Melissa! It was great to finally meet you both. I hope you got home safely. I arrived home in Ohio a couple of hours ago. I just wish I had the energy to do some sewing yet tonight. :-)ReplyDelete
can see a good time was had by all and some creativity done tooReplyDelete
I'm so glad I got to meet you. The Star Burst blocks look great, lots of pretty color combos. I wish I had brought my machine, I missed out on some of the fun.ReplyDelete
Fun post, glad it all went well!ReplyDelete
Your Metro Hoops quilt is going to be amazing!!! Isn't it a fun quilt to make?! I am glad your classes went well. It sure looks like everyone had fun!ReplyDelete
I'm doing that QCR quilt at the moment and I love it!!! :) So much fun! :) Talking to the SKOW ladies about a bloghop - are you interested?ReplyDelete
Looks like loads of fun all round! And I reckon you really were breaking out the dance moves ;o)ReplyDelete
LOVE the star blocks! Reminds me of the Norwegian knitting star called "Selburose".ReplyDelete