Yesterday turned out to be a lovely, bright and sunny February Saturday, with temperatures hovering at a very tolerable 59 f degrees.
I am not wanting to jinx what is left of this winter, but here in North Carolina – though we have seen some really cold temperatures, there has been no ice, rain, sleet, snow to really make a mess of things.
Could spring really be an early guest here in the south? I certainly hope so!
I arrived at our location yesterday a bit early. There was some exploring I needed to do before class.
Our workshop space was a community room at the New Garden Quaker Meeting house. I am fascinated by the history of the Quakers in North Carolina, and their selfless involvement, often to the peril of their own lives, and the lives of their families and loved ones in the Underground Railroad movement that saved so many.
Underground Railroad Marker
He was born October 28, 1798, Guilford County, NC and died September 16, 1877, in Avondale, Cincinnati, OH . This marker is about a block or so away from the meeting house where our class was held, on the campus of Guilford College.
Guilford College Sign.
Guilford College was founded in 1837 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and is an independent college in Greensboro, NC. What a beautiful campus!
So much to discover in my OWN neck of the woods. Since we have lived here 7 years have now gone by, and I have spent much of it on the road ---I need to do MORE digging and exploring and discovering more about this wonderful state that I call home, a state with such a rich history.
But I was here to QUILT! And quilt we did!
Cathy and Chris!
The Iron Brigade! Elizabeth and Caryn!
This day was all about putting the blocks together!
You can find part one of this two day workshop in yesterday’s post HERE.
Yesterday’s workshop had us moving on to a couple more units needed so that students would have enough of everything to have one of each block assembled by the end of the day – or more!
See how they come together? This is Chris’s!
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|Easy Street Day 2, Greensboro, NC 2015|
Today on my agenda? BEING HOME!
I don’t fly until Wednesday when I head to San Antonio for meeting with 3 different Texas guilds: San Antonio, Fredericksburg and Kerrville-- I hope to see some of you there!
I plan to spend the next two days here at home in my own sewing space working on my own projects and enjoying my time home.
Remember, there will be Quilt-Cam Monday evening at 9pm EST!
And our drawing for the Quiltmaker Mar/April 2015 issues is THIS EVENING! Click HERE to leave your comment on that post to be entered to win.
Good luck everyone!