It's almost hard to see me - I'm surrounded by Pickles - Pink and Purple!! What fun I had as I spent two days at the Flying Needles Quilt Retreat in Niceville, FL and had the privilege of teaching a wonderful group of women. A special thanks goes to my host Kathy, who was also the Chairman of the quilt show and retreat. Needless to say, she was so busy I didn't even get her picture. But I want to share a few pictures of the classes.
The first class I taught was this log cabin variation. The committe had seen a picture of the quilt and asked if I could teach it. I designed it using EQ7 -it's based on an Accuquilt pattern.
We were at the Northwest Florida State College. I had a small classroom and a full class but we made it work and had a blast. We had several mother and daughter sets which was very fun.
Below is a picture of the West Virginia group. They were so productive and helpful - thanks for the tips!
I loved seeing everyone's color choices. They made fun of me when they kept hearing me say "Oh, that's my favorite color" each time I saw their fabic choices. But their projects were all so pretty and so different.
Isn't it fun to see everyone's strips laid out? They had quite an assembly line going.
My class helper Shirlee was so busy and I somehow missed getting a picture of her - sorry Shirlee.
On Saturday, I taught a class on Pink Pickles. I made the class sample Purple Pickles last fall using some different techniques so they could get idea possibilites.
This class worked very hard as they chose which colors would go where and then learned the paper piecing technique.
We spent a lot of time discussing different setting options.
How I loved spending the day seeing Pink Pickles hanging in the room.
Here are 9 of the 10 blocks done - I was so prould of all their hard work.
My friend Janan sent this picture of me teaching - I sure hope I was saying something important LOL!!
A big thank you to all my students - you were great sports and I hope you learned a lot.