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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Workshop Update

I spent the last 2 days in Gulf Shores, AL leading a workshop on my variation of the Pineapple Nine Patch Quilt.  I was invited by the Island Quilt Guild.  What a fun time we had.
 

  I'm pretty sure I got pictures of everybody - all at various stages of progess.
  In addition to the resident members of the guild, the "snow birds" had arrived!!  There were people from all over - Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Canada, Kentucky and probably some places I've forgotten.  There was even a permanent RVer in the group.
  They all look pretty happy :).
  And they look very serious about their sewing.
  Some worked in pairs,
  some worked alone.
  The variety of fabrics was so inspiring.  I affectionately called the one on the right the "Salsa" quilt - it was hot and spicy!
  There was lots of visiting around to check and see how everyone else was doing.
  These 3 really had their things spread out!
  These 4 from my home guild in Pensacola were little busy beavers - getting some progress made along with all the fellowship.
  These bright Kaffe blocks were really looking good.
  As Saturday afternoon wound down and people started leaving, I found these 3 willing to show their blocks. 
 
Thanks for inviting me - I had a ball.  And I hope to be able to share lots of these quilts in the near future.  Keep sewing!
Karen




7 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Good for you, sharing the love; looks as though it was contagious too! Well done.

Janan said...

Starting my Monday morning off with a cup of coffee and reading your inspiring blog!
Love the workshop photos! I hope the ladies share with you later some photos of the quilts that you will share with us!
Have a great week!

Barb said...

cute header.
Looks like a fun class and what a cool block. Never seen it before.

FlourishingPalms said...

How proud you can be of the special project you shared with them. That's wonderful! And how great to be in a popular vacation destination. You had a full class, I'd say! Good for you!

Vivian said...

It looks like the inspirational leader had these gals sewing up a storm! So many smiles, so much energy. I'm sure you have a great time. The finished blocks look great.
Love your header.

LuAnn said...

Looks like a fun and productive class and that everyone was having a good time. Wish I were closer; I'd have been there.

Karen said...

Quite a big group. The snowbirds boost the economy all over Florida. I am sure the quilt shop owners love having them here.

What method were you teaching for making the pineapple blocks?