It's time for me to get you, and myself all caught up after an extremely busy week of teaching and a guild lecture.
Gail and I spent last Wednesday and Thursday in San Mateo with the Peninsula Quilters Guild. This beautiful quilt was made by one of the members.
We were treated to a great show and tell by the members. One of them shared their story about this finished quilt. While she was making it, there was an extreme amount of trimming. She said her finished block pile was much smaller than the waste pile.
She created the following two quilts from the waste pile!
Now the quilter who made this quilt said she was new to quilting!!
Love the glasses.
I was sitting in the front row so I couldn't get a picture of the entire 115" x 115" beauty.
Thursday I taught a Patchwork Math workshop at the Sobrato Center in Redwood Shores to an excellent group of highly skilled quilters. They kept me on my toes!
Here is just a very small sampling of some of their creations. One of the quilters made both 6" blocks and 9" blocks during class. Where's the picture? I was asleep at the switch again!
Now let's backtrack to last Monday when I was in Turlock at Cloth and Quilts teaching Madrigal. Once the girls made their centers, the blocks started flying together.
Ann finished half of her blocks for her quilt. Speedy!
It has been heaven to be home enjoying our nice rainy weekend. I love to travel, teach, and lecture, then I always love to come home and get caught up with my quilting business, filling orders, accounting, and my own quilting. I'm looking forward to the next two weeks spent with family over Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. (Maybe it's the turkey sandwich on Friday that I enjoy the most!) Then it's full-blown preparing and decorating for Christmas.
Mr. Joe and I got caught up on our week while watching college football, and stuffing patterns for a large order for Keepsake Quilting. Where are those grandkids when you need them? Do child labor laws apply at Grammy's house?
My schedule is a little calmer over the next few weeks. Only three more classes to teach through the end of the year. Then in 2017 I hit the ground running with lots of scheduled guild lectures, workshops, three retreats, and shows! Some interesting new prospects are on the horizon too. I'll share them with you when, or if they become a reality......I don't want to jinx anything.