Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Teaching Time - Panguitch Quilt Walk!!!

 I just love getting to teach at the Panguitch Quilt Walk!!!  The classes are always so much fun and just filled with the nicest people!!   I love that I get to see friends that I have met and had in classes over the 7 years I have been teaching there.   And of course, there are always new faces and friends to be made and it is just such a happy atmosphere.   We truly are happy quilting!!!

The first class I taught was on Friday morning and it was my  Corckscrew Pattern :) This is always a fun class to teach!!!   I just love watching these blocks come together and it is always fun to see what fabrics and colors everyone chooses to use.   The rainbow goodness in this class is just enough to keep you smiling for hours after ;)   So fantastic!!


And here is a closer look at each of their blocks. Everyone did such a great job in class.   They sewed and laughed and sewed some more and had such beautiful finishes.   And see that middle picture on the top row, she hand dyed her fabrics!!!  So gorgeous, I totally want to take a class to learn to do that!!!    And the first picture in the second row, ya,she was such a trooper.  She accidentally left a few pieces of her blue fabric at home so she couldn't finish her block, but she did partial seams to put as much of it together as she could.  So fun!!!  This was a fantastic class and I was so grateful to share the morning with these amazing ladies :)


And then after a wonderful lunch provided by the gals at the Quilt Walk and a fantastic Trunk Show by Jina Barney, it was time for my next class.   And I was super excited to be teaching one of my newer patterns, the Playful Posies Pattern.     I am always a little nervous the first time I teach a class because although I check my patterns over and over, if a mistake happens to slip through, it is normally a class where it is pointed out to me.   But yippee, not an error could be found, and everyone did such a great job!!!   And it's always fun when the blocks are different sizes depending on the size quilt they are making.   Isn't it so fun to see them all together in all their size and fabric and layout variations ;)


And I was so excited to see all of the different fabrics that everyone choose for the blocks!!!  It never ceases to amaze me how much it changes things up just to change the fabric that is being used.  From Batiks, to 30's, to Brights, and even a 4th of July block.   Everyone had such great finishes!!! 



And last but not least, I know I have mentioned it before, but I love, love, love when students from past years bring back their quilts and share their finishes with me :)   It is just so neat to see what started as a block in class, all finished and quilted :)   And this year, I had one student that brought back two quilts she had made from my classes in the previous two years.    This is her gorgeous Petal Pop quilt that she made with April Rosenthal's Sweet Marion fabric.   Isn't it just so pretty in those beautiful bold colors!!!   And she did her own quilting as well,  just so pretty!!!   

 (FYI,  all these patterns are available in my Craftsy Shop or in my Etsy Shop  if you see one you want to make :)


And she also brought back her finished End of the Rainbow Quilt from my Irish Chain Quilts book.    I just love how happy and bright her beautiful rainbow is!!!  And aren't her background low volume's just so fun!!   She really played up that background and it just looks amazing!!  Such a beautiful finish and I am so glad I got to see it all done ;)


And what a wonderful weekend this retreat was!!!   I know I say it every time, but I truly just love being able to teach!!!  It is so wonderful to get to share my love for this amazing industry and the wonderful way it allows each of us to create in our own way ;)   I can't wait for next year!!!

And if you are in the Utah Area, the Utah Quilt Guild is holding Quilt Fest 2018 in September and I am super excited to be teaching three classes there!!!   Maybe I will see you in one of them ;)  

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
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3 comments:

  1. These look fab. I love attending the occasional quilting class with friends, it is a great way to learn new techniques with help on hand, and having fun at the same time. x

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  2. Lovely blocks - and what a special feeling when finished quilts are brought back for you to see. Your enthusiasm shows what a great teacher you are :)!

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