Sunday, August 05, 2012

Midnight Flight Fun!

This picture comes with a special hello to our friend-in-common, Darlynn!

One of the marvelous things about being a quilter is that whole 6 degrees of separation thing. Have you heard of that?

Six degrees of separation refers to the idea that everyone is on average approximately six steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person on Earth, so that a chain of "a friend of a friend" statements can be made, on average, to connect any two people in six steps or fewer.

Or in other words, I know someone who knows someone else who knows another person, etc ---who knows you, and through them, we know each other!

I met Darlynn when I taught for their guild retreat up in Madison, Wisconsin a few years ago. But it turns out we’ve got other quilters in other places in common too – because Darlynn used to live in Georgia, and that is where I originally met this sweet lady, who also knows Darlynn!

You might remember me mentioning Darlynn because she joined us in Sun River Oregon for the Sisters Quilt Show a few weeks ago ((Has it only been that long? It feels longer!))

So from Wisconsin to Oregon to Georgia to Williamsburg --- there was a whole lot of connection going on!

This is another block that can boggle the mind, and it is so easy to turn triangles the wrong way!

Midnight Flight was found in Volume 5 of 100 blocks – copies are still available from the Quiltmaker.com website.

Spirits were high as we sewed our brains out ----and since it was our last day, we were treated to a cheesecake table at 2:30pm for treats – just what we need to keep our energy up---CHEESECAKE! LOL!

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Lucky for us, the cheese cake table was right outside our classroom door! Really, the Hospitality House Hotel and Conference Center here in Williamsburg has done a fantabulous job behind the scenes for us. The staff is friendly and helpful, the rooms are spacious, the food was really good…..I’d come back here to stay in a heartbeat!

Here’s our photos from yesterday’s class:

So --- I did what I said I’d do. I slept with no alarm clock. I wanted to sleep a bit longer and wake up by myself and get this day going. Guess what? I slept in maybe only 15 minutes longer than if I had set my alarm? I guess you just can’t fool a body clock!

Several local ladies told me that I should go home via the Jamestown Ferry – that it is a cool thing to do, good photo op, so I may head out that way. It’s about a 6 hour drive home for me – who knows how long it will take! There are some neat historic areas to drive through, but many of the places I’d usually stop may be closed on Sunday.

Time to pack it all up, load it all into Shamu and point this girl homeward!

5 comments:

Nann said...

I've enjoyed the "rotary cutter salute" photos from each of your workshops. It looks as though the event was a great success!

Carolyn Sullivan said...

I love all of the slideshows!!!! helos me get going on my varying sewing time. I should have sew much more sew time!

susan said...

Bonnie, just love your photos! Is your midnight flight in a book as well? Such pretty quilts! Thanks so much!

Bev said...

That's a LOT of little pieces! Zowie, it is easy to get one turned wrong-one of the yellow's on the slide before Darlynn's friend is rotated. Hate it when I don't see stuff like that until I have the whole top together and then have to wrestle the whole thing to fix it! I am impressed with the amount that everyone gets done in a day!

Anonymous said...

Man, that's a great quilt block. Bonnie, you are having the most awesome summer. I'm glad to be along for the virtual ride.