Friday, July 12, 2013

A Fun Weekend in Dothan, AL

I have been so remiss to not post pictures about my fun trip back to Dothan, AL and the wonderful girls of the Evening Star Quilt Guild.  Dothan was where I went last October when I judged their Quilt Show.   This time I was asked to present a lecture on Friday night at their regular meeting and then do an all day workshop on Saturday.  They picked Momoe's Star as their workshop (the same workshop I did last Spring in Morgan City, LA).
This is the most wonderful technique and I enjoy sharing it with new groups of people. 
It's interesting to me to watch each person find their own way and tweak the technique. 
I present it exactly the way it was written in 1986, and then we talk about how to apply 21st century tools and techniques and make it modern.  All over the room I would hear "What would happen if I did ......".  And off they would go trying something new.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with not changing a thing and staying true to the original ways.
These gals are just getting started setting out lunch, which was delicious, by the way :).
This sweet lady (getting another cup of coffee) is Bonnie, my wonderful "hostess extraordinaire".  She has a beautiful home, a very sweet husband and we enjoyed a lovely cup of coffee on her back porch early Saturday morning.  Thanks Bonnie for making me feel so welcome.
I loved seeing the fabrics each person brought.
Don't they look so serious??  Such concentration!
The lighting was wonderful, this was a great room for all 22 of us.

Thank you Evening Star Quilt Guild - I so appreciate the invitation to come back and I hope to see some finished projects soon!!


Ruth said...

I've never seen this before, but it looks like the method might be similar to cathedral window, except starting with a circle? Very cute quilt. Sounds like a fun class.

Wendy said...

Looks like a fun class. I like classes where I can stitch without bringing a sewing machine.

Janan said...

I am so glad that you had a fun visit, everyone said they had a great time and enjoyed the class. It is a real blessing that Bonnie is doing well, I know she enjoyed having you stay with her.

Carla said...

What a great block, Karen...and i just bet you are a great teacher as well!!

Barb said...

what a fun trip! I love to sew in a group -