My first big teaching gig happened with AQS Knoxville in 2011.
I’m going to pause here for a moment and share with that the Golden Hour is about my favorite time of the day. And it’s bigger in TX.
Now back to our regularly scheduled program
There are a few big highlights: I met Karen K Stone, Laura Wasilowski, Kim Brunner, Kathy Sawyer, and Paula Reid. There were great students, cupcakes from this really neat bakery, and I seem to remember Karen having fish tacos one evening that had some good heat to them. Paula took me under her wing as something of a mentor and friend. We were both surprised and delighted that we were at the Dutchess Heritage Quilt Celebration. One of our funnier moments happened when the GPS told Paula it would take her four hours to get to the restaurant 10 minutes away.
After her favorite quilters discs with some kind of dense foam stopped being manufactured Paula found and worked with a manufacturer to create the Batt Scooters, the only machine quilting aid I use to grip the quilt under the needle My hands get hot, so wearing gloves doesn’t quite work. They also allow my hands to rest so I’m not trying to push the quilt around so hard and my shoulders can relax, easing the tension.
Paula, to me, is steady, brave, bold, and so kind. She’s willing to learn new techniques to teach, simply moving forward with the work of it all. And in the last couple of years she’s taken to running, including at least one marathon that I can remember. WOW
Okay so head on over to Paula’s blog to see what she has to say about Color, Thread & Free-Motion machine Quilting Learn to Stitch with Reckless Abandon.
I am giving away a C&T Color Wheel and fabric from Figo (more modern style). Simply let me know an artist or author who has touched you deeply in a way you didn’t expect. I’m going to mention something of that next week. Oh! And stay tuned. I have a big announcement on MONDAY.
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