As promised, pictures from the Patchwork Math workshop brought to you by the Paradise Ridge Quilters. The girls were VERY productive! We had a lot of material to cover, and they dug right in learning the math and making quilting components.
After our delicious lunch provided by the attendees, blocks started appearing on the design wall and at their workspace.
They all made the same components, yet the blocks all look so different!
The girls now know the formulas to make all of these components, any size they want.
They can make the components to design their own blocks. Or they can use them in sashings or borders......they are only limited by their imagination.
The classroom was HUGE! The girls had large tables with plenty of space, and excellent lighting.
There were cutting stations and 3 large ironing stations.
The girls would gather in front of the screen while I presented the step-outs for each component.
The little grey and white cobra-looking thing on the left is a document camera. I can place the camera over my workstation and project the imagery on the screen. The camera allows me to teach to large groups. Everyone gets the same perspective, and the picture is vivid in a bright room.
It always helps to have an extra set of eyes and ears around the room. Gail can make the components in her sleep, and her help was invaluable during the class. She enjoys helping and the girls enjoyed her!
I missed getting pictures of a few of the blocks.....I'm sorry to those that were left out. I look forward to seeing all of you again for another workshop. You were so much fun, very creative, and a total joy. The Paradise Guild treats their teachers like royalty, and we would both return in a heartbeat. Our hometown is full of good people, and good quilters. Being able to spend time with you was like coming home, and you made us feel so welcome. Thank you all.