Were we so prepared for the quilt show that we could take time out to learn a new technique? Maybe, or maybe not. Some of us who aren’t prepared thought it was a nice diversion to be in class and away from our unfinished projects.
Donna Devine was our hostess and not only did she keep the irons filled with water, help out with pressing, and assist on the design wall but she also provided us with a lovely tray of goodies that we snacked on all day.
Barb, as always, was a very patient instructor. When we made mistakes in our cutting she showed us how to work with what we had done. She showed us how to make extra blocks to use up the scraps of fabric, and she never seemed to tire of advising us on how to lay out the blocks to make the assembly easier.
As you would expect when quilters gather, there was a lot of chatting going on. In many cases we were talking to ourselves as we worked our way through the pattern! Annie was waiting at the door before 9 AM – and you know how rare that is. “We need more contrast” was heard from time to time – and you wouldn’t expect to hear that from Sandra Tuba and Kathleen O’Malley!