Friday, January 17, 2014

Class Finishes!!!

I am back from the Quilt St. George retreat and it was so much fun!!!  All three of my classes were just fantastic.  Each of the ladies in my classes were just wonderful. We laughed and sewed and laughed some more, and sewed some more. I made lots of new sewing friends and even got to meet, in person, some of the wonderful sewing friends I have made through this blog.  What a fantastic way to spend 2 days :)  Oh, and I even got to meet Dr. Bob from Superior Threads and earn my PhD in Threadology!!!

I love teaching!!!  It is just absolutely wonderful to be surrounded by quilting.  To hear the hum of so many sewing machines running all at once. (which did pop the breaker a few times, but I have realized that is just part of a quilting class ;)  I I love to see all of the different fabric choices and watch my designs come to life in so many different color palettes.  And yes, I leave each class thinking I need to make that particular quilt another three times because I have fallen in love with new color choices :)  Most of all, I love to see these ladies get so excited and have such a good time quilting!!

And while everyone was having a wonderful time with friends, they also worked real hard.  Seriously, those machines were humming.   And by the end of class, there were a lot of finishes to show for it ;)

Here are the finishes from the Braided Irish Chain class

And the finishes from the Starburst Class

And of course, I totally forgot to take my camera out for The Way The Crow Flies class.  I knew it was going to happen at some point :)  But those ladies did fantastic as well ;)

But like I said, these ladies worked hard and all their finishes totally shows it :)  All in all, an absolutely wonderful two days of quilting goodness!!!

And I even managed while in St. Geroge to finish up all the pre-work and get the Star Light Star Bright Quilt-A-Long started!!!  (Yes, I was up a little late on Tuesday night :)   The first Quilt-A-Long  post went up Wednesday morning and had all of the fabric requirements, schedule, and the Prizes!!!!  Yippee, I am so excited.  This is going to be such a fantastic Quilt-A-Long ;)  We are spending 2 weeks to gather or order fabric so you have lots of time to jump in :)  It is going to be so much fun and with 1 x 1 layout options you can squeeze it in easy :)

Have a Happy Quilting Weekend :)

Linking up these finishes to Amanda's and Sarah's :)

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  1. Looks like such a fun time!! But you put a smile on anyone's face!! :-)

  2. Looks like so much fun. Love to see all the colorways of your wonderful designs.

  3. Your classes look like they were so much fun!! Love seeing all the different pictures!

  4. Love all their smiling faces like proud pupils of themselves!! I love the braided Irish Chain. It looks to be a quite manageable pattern.

  5. Loved having all these ladies at our first annual Quilt St George Retreat. I hope Melissa will come back and teach for us again next year.

  6. Loved having all these ladies at our first annual Quilt St George Retreat. I hope Melissa will come back and teach for us again next year.

  7. I am so happy that your classes were successful and everyone had fun. With you as their teacher, I can't say I am surprised! :)

  8. What great work your students have done. I love how different each piece looks xx

  9. Those ladies worked hard and their finishes show it . . . and so do their faces! They all look very happy with their accomplishments!

  10. The class was a lot of fun and I learned a new block too! It was so nice to do a quilt project for fun and not for work!!! Thanks so much, we really enjoyed the class.

  11. Your class was the best one I attended. Your instruction was amazing. I wish I would have taken all your classes. If I have a chance I will again.


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