I'm trying to return to normal after our trip up the Northern California coast last week for a guild lecture and workshop with the Eel River Valley Quilt Guild in Fortuna, CA. We came home on Saturday, then had a house full of little boys for our grandson's 8th birthday pool party. Busy times!
Let me start by saying what a wonderful time we had with all of the quilters! They were so welcoming to us, and darn good quilters too! The Chamber of Commerce rolled out the best weather you could wish for too!
Here are a few pictures from the Patchwork Math workshop.
Excellent use of Y-squares for a border or sashing.
Here I am presenting the material to the class using my document camera which projects the material over my shoulder. It's a great tool so everyone can see what I'm talking about.
My sister Gail and my cousin Melody were part of my "entourage". I can't do a lecture by myself. There is so much set up from the computer, and projector to the quilts on their stands. Gail and Melody "womaned" the pattern sales table and they were also my "Vannas" while I spoke about my quilts.
Just a couple more pictures of the gorgeous area. The morning of the lecture, Mr. Joe and I drove through The Avenue of the Giants. It is 32 miles of cool, green, redwood forests. Breathtaking.
We went back to Ferndale for dinner Friday evening. I'm in love with that little community. The Victorian homes are quite the eye candy.
Here is a group photo of the entourage, minus Mr. Joe who's taking the picture.