It was a cool and crisp sunny 11 degrees outside as cars and vans, suvs and pickup trucks poured into the parking lot of Holy Trinity Lutheran church where our workshops with the Common Threads Quilt Guild of Lafayette, Indiana was being held.
It’s not easy to find a large space equipped with enough outlets and room for 48 quilters to spread out….this was PERFECT!
Of course, there are some rules….with 48 machines running, it is imperative to keep irons on different circuits and spread around the perimeter of the room so that we don’t trip anything and put the entire room into no-power distress!
I am happy to report that the power stayed on with no mishaps for the entire two days of 48 student workshops! That’s no small feat – my kudos go to those in charge who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make this event go off so smoothly.
Collage by Debra Kerns!
Yesterday’s workshop, My Blue Heaven, is a favorite for using up miles of 2.5” scrap strips and uses a couple of specialty rulers: Easy Angle for half square triangles, Companion Angle for quarter square triangles, and the use of both rulers together for flying geese units.
We had SUCH a great time!
Panning from the left side of the room to the right!
Far right! 48 happy stitchers!
Pink to Red Heavens!
It was a great day to spend in the warmth of the inside while the cold and the wind bit outside.
You will find the free pattern for My Blue Heaven under the Free Patterns tab at the top of the blog.
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This is the sunset we caught last night as we were driving toward Indianapolis. I stayed near the airport so I could take the airport shuttle at 5am for my 7am flight.
I’m on my way home!
2014 was an awesome year, and I wouldn’t have changed a thing about it. We ended this travel year with a bang, and now I am looking forward to 6 weeks of home time before my 2015 gets off to an early start on Dec 29th.
There is lots of cabin time in my future.
There are quilts to piece, quilts to quilt, and quilts to bind.