Here is Quilt Sue relaxing at Alden Lane Nursery the day after her long flight. I let her take a brief break during my class.
We hit the ground running at 9am. Quilters from all around the Bay Area and the Central Valley gathered in the fabulous classroom at Alden Lane Nursery for a day of quilting. I've learned over the years that everyone learns and retains material in different ways. This time I used a PowerPoint Presentation with many visuals that the class could refer to, in addition to their Patchwork Math book.
We also broke out in individual groups for hands-on directions.
We had lots of room with great lighting.
As promised, my class had lunch with Alex Anderson's class. This is Alex, Sue and me during our lunch break.
The nursery has fantastic oak trees. Hundreds of quilts will be on display in the trees this Saturday and Sunday which is quite a sight to see.
We enjoyed our lunch on the patio right outside my classroom door.
Lunch was delicious!
After lunch it was time to get back to work and my girls worked hard all day long! We worked our way through five of the components from the formulas to the piecing techniques. They were so creative and arranged their quilting components in many, many different and beautiful variations. The blocks are using many of the same components and they all look entirely different!
The girls were an absolute joy! They far exceeded my expectations in what they could accomplish in one day. They were fun, creative and they were absolutely delightful. My sister Gail and Sue circulated throughout the class the whole day and they were a tremendous help to me. We had a wonderful day spent with old friends and making many new friends. Thank you all for being so special and making my job so easy.
Sue is teaching today. She didn't heckle me once during my class, so I guess I'll will have to reciprocate today and behave myself. Both Gail, Joe and I feel like we've known Sue forever. She's so much fun and we are making wonderful memories together.