Wednesday, March 16, 2016

A Fun Weekend Workshop

I've spent a fun 2 days with the Santa Rosa Quilters Guild teaching a Pineapple Nine Patch class.  This was a super talented group of quilters and they did a great job learning a new technique and using new tools.

 As with all groups there was lots of chatting and laughing along with sewing.
 They helped each other press blocks and sometimes to un-sew.
 They shared fabrics and ideas.
 They made some wonderful food and we ate very well for 2 days.
 They cut and cut and cut and really achieved a lot.
 They encouraged each other and oohed and aahed over each others progress.
 They went home Friday night and raided their stashed to bring back more fabric on Saturday.
 At the end we put up all the blocks and created a beautiful collage.

I think they were all inspired to see what beauty was hiding in their efforts and they got a glimpse of the finished quilt.  I hope to be able to share pictures soon of finished quilts so keep sewing!!
Happy Stitching,


Karen said...

First of all, your birthday gift of a car is a great way to celebrate a 16th birthday. What teen-age girl wouldn't like to drive around in her own very new car!
The ladies seemed to be enjoying themselves in the class. How many were there?

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Looks like everyone had a great time! Those pineapple blocks are very cool and seeing them set all together is so fun!

FlourishingPalms said...

What a wonderful experience for you, Karen! I'm sure you were able to share a lot with them, while they learned and had fun. it seems you had fun too! I will be doing something very similar in Jacksonville next Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. It's my first time to travel like this. Nervous and very excited!

Sinta Renee said...

Wow... that must have been a treat class! The blocks all look so different and fun!