THIS Kind of fun is happening in Naperville Illinois this week!
Yesterday was day #2 of Midnight Flight. A lot of fun with small pieces, a whole new room full of excited students, and a day to play!
And of course, this is a dream for me because not only do I get to spend the time with these quilters, many whom I’ve taught before here there and everywhere including guild meetings and cruises and shows, but I actually have time to spend with the other instructors, and usually that isn’t the case.
Everyone is so busy that the instructors usually don’t get time to even get to know each other.
This really has been super.
I mean, who wouldn’t want to tag team a featherweight with Pepper Cory? It turns out that Marilyn was able to bring us one, and Pepper and I arranged it that she could have it for the first two days, which included her lecture day, and starting TONIGHT – that sweet little featherweight will be in my clutches until class is over tomorrow. Bliss!
While THIS was going on in my classroom
Students concentrating hard and working on accuracy and unit size ---
Pam’s class is in the hall for a tea break! LOL!
Sometimes the quilts can wait, because the most important thing is the friendships!
An afternoon presentation by Mark Sherman!
Does this give you a better idea on scale?
I am completely blown away by Mark’s fabulous quilts, and he considers himself a “newish” quilter, having started into quilting in 2001. He said his first ever quilt was made with the Yellow Brick Road pattern, and after that, he took off in his own direction and has never looked back.
When you aren’t aware of “RULES” there are no rules to break and you make your own way as you go along without boundaries. His quilts have won numerous awards, and on top of that he gives a great presentation with a wonderful sense of humor added to the mix.
Wings and Feathers
Known by his daughter as Butterfly Kisses.
Mark giving his schpiel to our lunch crowd!
From Mark’s bio on his website, reMARKablequilts.com:
“Mark draws his inspiration from nature, color and antique stained glass. His innovative techniques are widely admired. He enjoys encouraging and serving as an inspiration for other quilters.”
Back to class, my students are accomplishing beautiful things as well!
SEW MUCH FUN!
Another great day!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage string quilt found in North Carolina.
One of the best parts of networking with other quilters, instructors and students alike is finding out when, how and where they find their creative flow. Most of us agree on one thing, you have to schedule in your time to create. As busy as we all are, it is important to leave enough time for your own creativity. Say yes to yourself!
I’m off to breakfast, and then day 3 of Midnight Flight will commence with a new batch of students eager to piece!
Have a wonderful Wednesday, everyone!