We had an absolute GAS in this class! I was so thrilled at how the students took my basic design and simply took off with it, experimenting and discovering, and the wide range of results…. Because I actually took a TON of photos, I’ve made some “four-patch” photos to squeeze them all in! This is the sampler that I share with the students (it’s also in my book–click the photo to view larger):
Well….here are some samplings of leaves the students made. They were given the choice to make a larger composition or smaller blocks (which is what I used in my blue vest…I promise that post will be up before too long!):
I knew that Deb in KY from the Janome 6500/6600/7700 yahoo group would be in the class, and was pretty sure that Kathy Schmidt (author of Rule-Breaking Quilts from AQS and also in the group, and her blog is here) would be there, but so was Marie! What an unexpected surprise and fun!!!!! Kathy and I have been writing to each other for about a year and half or more as she worked on her book proposal, then manuscript, now marketing the book, and it was such a joy to finally meet her! She is teaching at NQA next year, so sign up, folks! And I PROMISE, a review of her book is coming, too!
I think we all look a bit WARM! After class, Kathy and I then went to a local brew pub and had a wonderful dinner…it felt SO GOOD to (a) get off my feet and (b) have such fun company for supper before she drove the several hour drive home. I’m thrilled they could all attend my class—THANK YOU!
At the end of the class, we pinned the samples up on the wall and all took photos so we could go home and be inspired by everyone’s work and try out more:
Thanks to the ladies of the class….. I had a ball, and I think they did, too! Here’s to hoping I get to return to teach at NQA again!