THIS is one happy quilter!
This is a happy quilter who has reached her dream of not only visiting Quilt in a Day in San Marcos, California – home of her ultimate quilting idol, Eleanor Burns, but of actually having the opportunity to TEACH in this wonderful facility!
No, I don’t look too excited at all, do I?
As we were driving over to Quilt in a Day, my friend Jill was daring me to guess which building was Eleanors – because you see, this is not in a regular shopping center kind of area. You don’t expect retail out here in the midst of industrial park surroundings. But Quilt in a Day is BIG. And it has been Big here since 1984 when Eleanor bought it.
How do you know you have the right building?
You round a corner and find this:
Barn Quilt Blocks!!
I so love it!
Oh yes, and blooming trees.
Be jealous. Be very jealous!
My quilt next to Eleanors in her studio area!
This is where Eleanor shoots her video series and there are many sample quilts folded and covered and set aside so that I could use the design wall space for our class sample.
We got right in to making blocks!
Look at all the wonderful quilts!
Eleanor and Jade!
Jade is 9 years old. She brought her quilt in to show Eleanor what she had made by watching a youtube video of Eleanor and her daughter Ellie making Ellie’s first quilt. THIS was such a highlight of my day. This sweet little girl so proud of the quilt she made by following the video and learning as she went. Her mama was quite proud too.
And I was just as star struck too!
What a day full of giggles, and a whole lot of progress!
Thanks for the great time ladies!
There was so much going on, so many blocks, so many quilters, the slide show is long! I also stuck in some photos of the Quilt in a Day shop so you can see what it is like to visit here as well.
Click the image below if you are unable to view the slide show on your mobile device. You’ll be taken to the photo album for viewing.
|Scrappy Mountain Majesties at Quilt in a Day! 2016|
You will find the pattern for Scrappy Mountain Majesties under the free patterns tab at the top of the blog.
Today is a day to move on.
We’ve got a hike planned at Torrey Pines, and then Jill and I are headed north to Los Angeles. We are double dating with her daughter and her boyfriend for a visit to the Getty museum. From there I’ll be dropped off in Thousand Oaks for my time with the guild there over the next couple of days.
Quiltville Quote of the Day
The immortal words of Michelangelo. Nothing else needs to be added to what he said. Aim higher.
Vintage quilt found in North Carolina
However you spend your Saturday, enjoy it! Make it count!