I spent my day with a group of talented and fun quilters at Whistle Stop Quilt Shop in Auburn yesterday for a Finessing the Figures AKA Patchwork Math class. Mr. Joe drove me up as I'm still too gimpy to drive. We left the Bay Area before sunrise, and drove home to a beautiful sunset.
The girls did a great job learning the formulas and making some nice looking components.
The classroom at Whistle Stop is spacious and bright.
Here is a sample of some of the work accomplished by the group. I walked around the classroom, but I didn't always have my camera with me.....so I missed some great photo opportunities.
I think this comparison of the Y-Square component is very interesting. This is Peggy's arrangement which would make a very interesting border.
This is Rita's arrangement of her Y-Square components. This little component is so versatile!
This is my favorite class to teach. The group was very receptive, and soaked in all of the information I had to share. They grabbed the quilting ball and ran with it! I was very impressed with their work and precision. For me, getting out and teaching in a new area is so rewarding. I LOVE meeting new people and exchanging ideas about quilting. You girls ROCKED!
Today is going to be a quiet day for me with an elevated leg, computer work, and my grandson's basketball game. I am getting better, but I need to get 'more better'......I know horrible English but it gets my point across. Mr. Joe and Gail have been saints to aid in my recovery. I couldn't do it without them. I'm usually a human dynamo, and it's hard for me to let go, and turn things over to other people. I'm turning over a new leaf and turning things over that someone else can do. The pattern writing and all paperwork for the company needs to be done by me while I sit. Today, I sit and elevate.