Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Country Charmer Class is in Session

Hello Everyone,

Yesterday was another fabulous day in the classroom at In Between Stitches.  Creativity and laughter just bubbled out of the room while the girls worked on their Country Charmer quilts.

I'll start with Barbara's quilt.  She made this block just for me and received extra credit for using checks!

Barbara mainly used Civil War fabrics in her beautiful creation.  She took her homework assignment very seriously and completed all of her blocks and sashings!  This is a picture of her quilt at the beginning of class.

Here is her quilt complete with borders by the end of class.  The ooohing and aaahing was contagious and many shoppers poked their heads into the classroom to see what was going on!

Next is Madonna's wonderful bag of reds and greens.  I just wanted to dive in and caress each and every pieces of fabric.

She finished lots of cutting and then started playing and constructing her blocks.

We all liked the secondary pattern her blocks created without the sashing.  This is going to be very striking with or without sashing!

Then we have Penny from Oregon who joined in with us "virtually".  Penny purchased my pattern and made the quilt throughout the month.  Yesterday morning Penny sent me this picture of her completed blocks.

This morning when I opened my email, what do my wondering eyes see???  A completed Country Charmer all crosshatched, stippled and bound!  Beautiful, just beautiful!

Then we have Lisa.  Those of you that follow my blog will remember Lisa..."Stinkin' cute" Lisa and her blocks.  The motto of the shop is, "A Place Where Friendships Grow."  My friendship with Lisa has grown over the past year and a half.  She has taken every class I've taught, and finished every quilt to perfection adding her personal style to each and every one.  Lisa and her husband are moving to Colorado next month to start a new chapter in their life. I will miss her presence, smile, and laugh so much in my classes.  Look out Colorado, Lisa is coming and will brighten the snowiest of days.  I will miss you my friend.  You will have to join in my classes virtually, just like Penny so I can show your quilts to the world and spread your sunshine.

Lots of sharing took place yesterday.  We found out so much about each other.  As Lisa said in a personal email this morning, we discussed challenges, and the surviving and the sweet inspiring is that????? 

I've said it before and I'll say it again......Quilters are the best!  Go about your day and inspire not only yourself but everyone you meet today.  Quilters can change the world.

As always,



  1. Lots of beauties. I might have to join you virtually sometime soon. That would be so much fun.

    As Lisa prepares to start a new chapter in her life and continue on life's journey I hope that you'll keep in mind that she came into your life for a reason. You may not ever know what that reason is but then again you might. She'll be ever present in your mind. :-) Think about it.

  2. I am totally inspired by your post, Lynn! You are so lucky to work with such wonderfully talented quilters! Sounds like you and Lisa will most defintely stay "virtual" friends, and from having lived there, you must go visit her at least once or twice - it's worth the journey!

  3. I am "virtually" certain I'll be joining your classroom soon.

  4. Your post today was wonderful. A great way to start a day. Thanks

  5. Lynn, you are truly lucky to have such talented students, the proof of a great teacher.I hope to be joining your "virtual" classroom soon.