We gathered in the beautiful town of Smyrna, Tennessee yesterday for a Boxy Stars 1/2 day workshop with the Friendship Quilt Guild and friends from surrounding states!
We were able to use the middle school library as our meeting place, and I think we ALL felt like we were going back in time when we took our places around library tables surrounded by stacks of books, student paraphernalia and artwork still on the walls from the school year just ended.
There was plenty of light for sewing, as there would be for reading and we had a great time stitching up blocks during the 4 hours of class time fun.
My friend Diane is the program person who pulled this together behind the scenes. I’ve stayed with her before, she is a partner in vintage sewing machine crime! She is the one that turned me on to hand crank machines and really got me into using my treadles instead of just using them for home decor.
What a slippery slope you have lead me down, Diane!
40 students sewing away!
These ladies were NOT using their library voices! LOL!
The irons were in the foyer!
Oh, goodness, aren’t these great?!
Several of our blocks laid out at the end of class!
You’ll find the rest of our photos in the fun slide show below. Enjoy!
Doesn’t this look like fun? You can find the free pattern for Boxy Stars under the free patterns tab at the top of the blog. Dig into the 2 1/2’’ strips and PLAY!
As I said about Diane being a great enabler? Did you see that Singer 15 with the star decals in the video?? Guess what is going home with me?
How could I resist?
It’s a 1941!
I love the black hand wheel.
Could you resist?!
I have never seen another machine with these decals "in the wild", only in books. This beauty is coming home.
Last night’s lecture in the OTHER middle school auditorium was also very well attended and we had a lot of fun. And the A/C worked! Best part of the day. LOL. It’s the little things!
Today we have Bricks in the Barnyard workshop from Scraps & Shirttails II up on deck, back in the library again. We will fill this day full with quilty fun, and tomorrow Irene and I head on a long drive to the cabin for 4th of July. I’ll be seeing Sadie by tomorrow night!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage grandmother's flower garden quilt found in Kentucky.
I hope you woke up smiling this morning. Have a lovely Saturday, everyone!