This is a new one for the books!
I taught a class in a converted ROLLER RINK!!
And yes, the floors were gorgeous with that old wood. The rink is now a place for gatherings, receptions, community events, and yes, QUILT WORKSHOPS!
We had 47 stitchers in attendance, and the space was ample, and the lighting was great. (And yes, the disco ball still hangs from the ceiling!)
We sewed our brains out amidst laughter and chatter and all things quilty.
Several of the ladies I already knew!
So great to see you, Sherry!
We worked with the Essential Triangle Tool!
Before we knew it we were laying out block possibilities.
And OH!!! The gorgeous show and share!
I usually wait and do show & share in its own post, but it was such a huge part of our day I’ve included it in the slide show along with the class photos:
Thank you for an AMAZING day, everyone!
You can find the free pattern for Split Nine Patch under the free patterns tab at the top of the blog. Have fun with i t!
Irene and Jennifer and I ended our busy day with a great meal and more fun at Texas Road House next to our hotel.
Many from this workshop are also headed with me down to Temple this morning for a retreat at Rockin’ R Retreats. The best part? I get to sew myself and be one of the girls when I’m not teaching. I got a bit of a head start last night!
Irene and Bonnie sewing tandem!
Bye Bye Birdie on the TV!
It’s a tradition to watch really soppy sappy musicals and sing along while we sew. Yes, sometimes it even involves getting out of our chairs and DANCING! I hadn’t seen this one in forever, so what a great blast from the past. Love the hair styles and the clothes…so very 1960s.
More Straits of Mackinac units under way!
This will be continued at retreat. We hare packing up now and headed on out – but I understand there is a high probability of some antique mall stops along the way.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage bow tie quilt found in North Carolina.
I find the unanswered to be a part of this beautiful journey. It’s very freeing to let go of the “NEED TO KNOW!”
And go with the flow!
Happy Thursday, everyone!