Another day to stitch and chat and laugh and learn in Wichita, Kansas with the Prairie Quilt Guild!
They’ve done a good job in choosing 3 workshops with completely different techniques and we dug right in to a two block quilt yesterday, Texas Tumbleweed from MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders!
From what I understand, West Kansas has it's own tumbleweed issues, and many are calling their quilts KANSAS Tumbleweed instead of Texas!
This was a whole new group, and it was fun to meet everyone!
The Prairie Quilt Guild is LARGE with 700 members, so sign ups were limited to one class per student until everyone had their chance to choose a class, and then if there were any openings left, students could choose a second class if there was still room. All classes are full! And I love how busy and happy a full class room is.
Can you hear the hum of the machines and conversation?
Hands were busy!
All the pretty pieces!
I love the hot iron brigade!
Blocks in all of their variety!
Bring on the color!
Friends that stitch together!
Awesome day, ladies! Thank you!
There is a change happening with Picasa Web albums. It’s now changing to Google Photos, and it doesn’t look like there is going to be a way to do slide shows after May. I’m BUMMED! I haven’t explored it enough yet, but I have found that YouTube does have a slide show option, and so we are trying that! Hopefully it will be BETTER for those on mobile devices. Here is my first try!
I even put some music with it!
This is kind of cool because these slide shows will be available in my YouTube channel, the same place my other videos and quilt-cams are archived. This has possibilities, but I am still learning new ropes, and awfully disappointed that Picasa is being discontinued.
A surprise visit!
At 4pm as class emptied out, in walks my friend from Colorado, Jessica. I ran to her and hugged her tight and burst into spontaneous tears. She, the sneaky thing, knew she was going to come and surprise me, and surprise me she did! We just had the best time eating BBQ clear across town because all the other BBQ joints are closed on Sunday in these parts. Then back to the hotel we came, sat in the Mezzanine and ate popcorn and talked some more. Jessica, I so value your friendship, and you keep me in stitches!
It has been an amazing 10 day trip so far, and I have seen several long distance friends in this week from Valerie and her sit n sew bunch, to dinner out with Randy as she made her way from California to Chicago and on to Wisconsin, and now Jessica!
It's not stopping there. Tomorrow, I get to meet up with my friend Brenda who is here on a driving trip with her mom from Canada visiting family and exploring the Midwest. We haven't seen each other since our trip to England a couple years ago.
Evidently the Universe knew that I needed some in-person friend connection this trip, as it's been a long one. They have buoyed me up, filled my heart, set me straight and put me in line, and to them I am ever grateful!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage single wedding ring or crown of thorns quilt found in Kentucky
It's always easy to blame others. But when it comes down to it our successes or failures are entirely our own. This is something that I am really working on. You do know these inspirational photos are something I post for MYSELF first, don’t you? We’ve all got things to work on.
Today the Universe is telling me: “Don't let your emotional reactions rule you!”
Today there is Texas Braid from Adventures with Leaders & Enders up on deck!
Have a wonderful Monday, everyone!