12/20/2006

Inspiration


Almost Christmas.

Last night's class at Little Quilts (Quiltmaking Study) was fun and inspirational. I can't wait to get at my projects. We had our usual dinner beforehand at the Sidelines Grill (just across the parking lot; the food is so great). Mary Ellen slipped off to see the waiter when we were finished and treated us all to our meals for Christmas. A visiting Little Quilts regular brought cookies for us and I brought mine home for my son: am I a good Weight Watcher or what?? Class was great. Mary Ellen went over binding technique. Remember the 16x20 small quilt exchange that the employees did at their Christmas party? Mary Ellen showed us several of those and they were just darling.


There were several good Show and Tells. One woman has a goal of finishing one UFO each month and she brought the latest one she had finished. A good idea to help us along on our Quilting Journeys, eh?


Mary Ellen passed around a bag of charm samples and we got to choose one as a gift. I chose Malvern Hill and of course would like to zip that up into a little quilt one day soon. The Jelly Roll concept was discussed (2 1/2" strips from a fabric line for about $30). There are patterns coming out for Jelly Roll strips, from Cozy Quilt Designs, for example. We got to see the mock-up newsletter with the Spring Classes (ye gods how tempting).


We went up to the shop of course and cruised around and signed up for the successor class to Quiltmaking Study (which is the successor class to Moda University): Stash Sisters. We're going to get hints on breaking into our Stashes.

7 comments:

Screen Door said...

Love the pictures... Sounds like you have a great group of friends.

Carol said...

What a wonderful evening...who would ever want to miss one of those nights. We are all so lucky to have our quilty friends...in person and online.

The Calico Cat said...

O, I am so intrigued by the jelly roll strips - must google that...

My LQS sells bundle that are about 6 or 6.5 inches wide....

If you are allowed, please do share the "hints on breaking into our Stashes" I think we can all benefit from them - I know I can!

Libby said...

Love your decorations. They just looks homey.

Dawn said...

Merry Christmas Karen! Love all the decorations!
Dawn

Lucy said...

Merry Christmas Karen . I love your decorations too :-))

Mary said...

Sounds like you had fun. I had to make one final visit to Little Quilts before the move and found my antique log cabin quilt. Well, actually I'd seen it on the Little Quilts blog but when I saw it in person I just had to buy it! I also bought some fat quarters and a book while I was there.