This is the large group that gathered for the May meeting of the Friendship Square Quilters of La Habra, California!
I snuck this photo from the back of the room after the meeting was under way – my one quick moment to hit the ladies room while the business meeting was going on, because I was up next.
What a great group of ladies, and the energy was high!
We had several ladies from as far away as Hemet and even Simi Valley, a 2 hour drive in the best of traffic circumstances come after they read about my journey here on Facebook and Instagram! Life has got to be a bit spontaneous to be fun, and these ladies dropped everything and made the trek over and it was so fun meeting them.
My flight arrived at a bit past 11am, all baggage counted for and I was dropped off at my hotel by 1pm and I headed straight to bed for a much needed nap and a time zone readjustment. Boy did I need it. My 3:45am wake up in North Carolina, meant that I had been up since 12:45am California time – it’s a good thing that I got here early enough or I don’t know how I would still be standing and coherent enough to even give this presentation.
Before it was my turn – I got to enjoy some great show and share from the front row:
Sister’s Choice from the Free Patterns tab!
This one I believe belonged to Betty – I was here teaching this class two years ago when they re-booked me to come back. The holders on the stage are volunteers while the maker of the quilt was at the podium on the floor so I don’t have photos of the makers WITH their quilts, nor can remember who did which –but since Betty was first, that much I *CAN* remember.
Betty’s My Blue Heaven from the Free Patterns tab.
Oklahoma Backroads from the Free Patterns tab!
Celtic Solstice from the Celtic Solstice tab – available ONLY until June 1st 2014, so print it now!
Another great Celtic Solstice!
Easy Street from More Adventures with Leaders & Enders.
And another great Easy Street with the color placement of the turquoise and greens reversed! Nice!
So here it is at just past 5am California time. I think my body clock did rather well last night and at least I didn’t wake up at the dreaded 3am that I was fearing – it’s always this way when I come west. I’m hitting send on this post, putting on my running shoes and headed out into the breaking dawn to get some steps in before today’s activities get started.
We are doing Star Struck as our workshop today – and at 3pm I’ll be picked up and whisked off to spend a couple of days with the Los Angeles County Quilt Guild in Downey, California.
I love being back in California, all of my growing up years happened here. I lived in San Jose from second grade through High School.
You know what they say? You can take the girl out of California, but you can never take California out of the girl!
Have a great Tuesday, everyone!