I am terrible.
Seriously, terrible. I did not get a single photo, or post any social media during the Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain Class on Saturday.
to Cathy Anderson and Sarah Fabian owners of the Quilt Basket in Pawling NY for having me come teach for your shop. Thank you Sarah and Allen for making several trips to get the B 770, a bolt of fabric, and other materials for the students. It’s always a joyful experience.
The students were a delight, attentive and this week I got to connect with a former coworker, a former student, and someone I met at a Ricky Tims Quilt Seminar years ago. And the new-to-me students who were so much fun. The students had great questions morphing the class into meeting their needs in this moment allowing me to cover tension, and some other basic information that they needed for free motion quilting.
Debby Brown very graciously showed the students some ruler work on her Handi Quilter Stitch 710. Yes, this was planned in advance, like the night before when we were chatting on fb. Debby uses rulers in her quilting, so this just made sense to have this demo. Using rulers on a home machine is something I’ve explored, but haven’t mastered enough to teach.
I showed a few quilts, showing that once upon a time I was a beginner quilter, and these quilts are made with love. This is so important in all we do, quilts are made with love and the receivers of said quilts are going to experience that love in our work.
Like 49 Pieces of Chocolat which still has an un-quilted border, reminding me that having up to five inches between quilting lines doesn’t mean that I can leave an entire border free from stitching. Particularly when said quilt has wool batting, and wool has a very different shrink rate than cotton.
After teaching this I’m seeing two different classes here: The Impractical Color Wheel and Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain. So watch the Lectures and Tutorials page for an update. I do have some room on my 2018 calendar if your guild or shop would like to have me come teach.
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