So after teaching two days in Layton, Barbara and I headed down the I-15 to beautiful Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah for the Garden of Quilts!!! This was my first year teaching at Garden of Quilts and can I just say, It was incredible!!!! Something about Gardens and Quilting put together just made for such an amazing few days full of beauty and wonder :) I loved every minute of it, and we were certainly hoping for every minute of it as well. So crazy busy, but oh so much fun!!!
And then the next morning, it was time for my Charming Baby Quilts Trunk Show!!! And a huge thank you to my good friend Robin for getting a few shots of me ;) There is nothing quite as enjoyable as getting to share my love of quilting with so many amazing quilters that share my passion. I shared all of the Charming Baby Quilts as well as the Charming Baby Quilt Sampler shown here and the Charming Baby Quilt Remix's (details on all here)
Right after the Trunk Show, it was time for my first class and I taught my Nordic Nights pattern ;) This was a big class, (as you can see) but everyone did such a great job. They tackled those curves and were just thrilled with their finishes!!! And I just loved hearing "oh, that wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be". So great!!!
And here is a closer look at each of their blocks. Isn't it just amazing how they all look so different!! I love that some are happy and bright while others are moody and subdued. And again, Gotta love those dark backgrounds!!! This was such a fun class and I am just so grateful to get to know all of these amazing quilters :) We had a wonderful 3 hours together stitching all the curves!!!
Saturday morning started off with Desert Rose pattern. This was another big class, in fact, it was so big, we had to spill out into the hall to get a group picture :) And I was just so proud of each of these ladies!!! I told them at the beginning of class that this was a big block and would take some serious focus to get it done in class, well they got right to it!!! And of course, we still had plenty of laughs along the way!!
6 of the 20 ladies in class got their blocks completely finished, and the rest all got their first 2 layers finished, which is our goal for class. They just did amazing!! And I just love how everyone gets so excited to see all of those points line up in this class. It is just fun to see that moment when they see their block all done and are super proud of their work!!