Sunday, August 30, 2015

Grammy Squares Class is in Session

Hello Everyone,
Next to spending time with my family, my favorite thing is spending time with other quilters.  Yesterday I had that opportunity at The Whistle Stop quilt shop in Auburn while I taught my Grammy Squares class.

The girls showed up with hundreds of hexagon centers cut.

They had 1" strips cut by the carload.  Linda was very creative and put her stripes in a draw insert for silverware....brilliant!

There were boxes.....

.....and bins.....

.....and stacks of fabrics.

The girls leaned how to make the blocks, hexagon flowers, how to stitch Y-seams, and there was a refresher course on applique.

It was a full, productive day.

How can you not have fun with a group who doesn't take anything seriously.....except for their 1/4" seam!  They were a hoot!  If I gave this picture a title, it would be "hooters in the hills".  They were so much fun!

Here they are in a rare, serious moment.  (The minute I get in the picture, they decided to behave!)

Girls you made me laugh!  Thank for giving me such a fun day and your gift of laughter and companionship. 

The next time any of you are headed to Tahoe or Reno, make a very short detour off Interstate 80 and visit The Whistle Stop quilt shop.  It is a warm, and inviting shop.  The owners Suzanne and Larry will welcome you with open arms, and you will become part of The Whistle Stop's quilty family.



  1. Sounds like another great class. Love the colors in the Grammy Squares!

  2. Excellent from beginning to end!!

  3. Looks like another group is addicted to this fun block! Good job, girls!

  4. What a fun class & everyones blocks look great ! You were in my neck of the woods :-D I enjoy that quilt shop !

  5. Oh Lynn - I need to get a copy of your calendar! I missed you in Turlock, and my sister-in-law missed you in Auburn! You always have so much fun! I have to get back to my black & while hexagons! I'm almost done with my 90+ squares for the Country Corners quilt. I will have to bring it to the October Retreat so you can put it altogether! :-)

  6. Love the blocks, and looks like a grand group to spend the day with.

  7. What a silly group!! :-) And I love that shop: I always stop there on my way out of the state! :-)

  8. I absolutely adore hexagons. You have tge best job in the world! How much fun that would be.