Let your Quilty Love Shine!
And we surely had the Quilty Love flowing in our Smith Mountain Morning workshop yesterday with the Washington State Quilt Guild in Spokane!
I love the dedication that quilters embody.
Who else would drive all the way from Whidbey Island ---a 375 mile jaunt one way to spend a couple days sewing together?
Who else would come from Calgary, Canada?
Or La Grande, Oregon?
Or any other far away place just to gather together with a bunch of strangers for a couple days workshops…
Only we aren’t strangers anymore! That’s the BEST thing about being a quilter –we aren’t strangers for long!
Fun around the ironing board!
We had several lovely vintage babies in class today:
Jane brought her vintage Morse in a lovely sea foam green!
Sweet featherweight in baby lotion pink!
Becky was treadling on her national 2-spool!
Yes, it is called a 2-spool because it actually sews with a whole spool in the bobbin, and a spool on the top – imagine how far you could go without running out of bobbin thread? Why don’t they make machines like this anymore?
Becky’s video on the National 2-spool!
Yes, I’ve got a machine like this on my bucket list – no hurry, but I will enjoy the treasure hunt of finding one!
She also showed us during a demo time how her Davis Vertical feed works! No feed dogs, the action of the needle moves the fabric along -- best walking foot machine ever made!
So much to learn, know and appreciate!
Amazing blocks coming together!
In so many color ways!
SO many beautiful blocks!
You can find the pattern for Smith Mountain Morning in my book Scraps & Shirttails II.
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|Smith Mountain Morning, Spokane WA 2015|
It’s off to the airport for me today. Home to my own bed by tonight.
Let’s see – lunch in Minneapolis, Dinner in Detroit, and a hot tub before bed in North Carolina? I’m ready!
Thanks again, Spokane for the wonderfully warm and fun welcome – I hope it isn’t long before I’m in your midst again!