2018 Finishes

Sunday, February 5, 2017

A Super Fun Day--Post 3

One pear
Another pear
The all day Saturday Workshop classes were popular with the members too! Lynn C. taught "The Value of Curves" which provided participants a chance to use value to shade a pear and a chance to use her fusible appliqué technique.

Another pear

Lynn on right providing feedback
The fabrics both for the pear and the background varied which made it so wonderful to see all the different colorations. Every pear was beautiful!

Placing the design
Nancy taught "Needle Turn Appliqué" and for the second year in a row, her class was totally booked. I have since received three requests to offer the class again next year!

Appliqué with needle turn

Carol talking about a paper piecing step

Carol taught "Tea Time Placemats" which used a paper piecing technique of Judy Niemeyer's. She is working through the process to be a certified Judy Niemeyer instructor.

The beginning of the stitching
The first part of the day, participants cut their fabric sections. The last part of the day, they started piecing the sections.

Colleen's Lone Star Magic blocks
Colleen taught "Lone Star Magic" and she used scraps for her sample blocks.

I watched beautiful blocks being made! Colleen said these go together "easily" because there are no Y seams!

Half a block
Three quarters of a block!

Robbie and Lela sharing their totes!

Lela taught the "Fantastic Tote" class using 5 inch squares. At the end of the day, Robbie had a finished tote! She shared with me that she had purchased the squares she used for $2 at the fall stash bazaar!

Jean moving some chairs
 Registrations were a challenge because weather canceled two of our meetings of which one was able to be rescheduled.

Turnout for this event was good. About 100 members participated in the event. It was the first time that we had held the event at this church.

Yes, I was "in charge" of the event; but, I had a lot of help! It took seven of us about 45 minutes to set up the classrooms.  Ten of us took about 45 minutes to return all the classrooms to ready for church services. . .including vacuuming!

Jean's expression was indicative of the day. There were lots of smiles and camaraderie. Participants checked out other classrooms often and new friendships formed. The day was a total success!

I've been chair of the committee for two years so next year, someone else will be the chair. I'll be available to support their efforts any way that I can.


  1. Sounds like you had a lot of wonderful classes and it all went great!

    1. The event did go well. I would have had fun taking any of the classes!

  2. This looks like an awesome event, Terry. So nice to see such a capable and enthusiastic guild in action! The contrast with my local is severe. Love those pears! I must give that technique a try. :D

    1. Our guild is big, close to 500 members! There are lots of people to ask to teach and of course there are members who ask for certain classes! I hope to make a wall hanging using that pear technique sooner rather than later!!!


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