Monday, September 24, 2012
"My Designs" Workshop
I just got home from hostessing the "My Designs" workshop in Rancho Cordova. I had the privilege of taking 25 students on a journey of design. We had five jam-packed days of learning all about threads, how to choose and use quilting designs in both pieced tops and wholecloth quilts; learning how to make designs their own; backgrounds and feathers. There were several practice pieces that were worked on and the finale was designing and quilting their beautiful class sample.
I LOVE to teach this workshop...it's always fun to watch my students arrive a bit apprehensive, not knowing what to expect and wondering if they'll be able to "do it"...and then on days 4 and 5 they just blossom and are thrilled that they "DID IT". I wanted to share some photos of our week.
By the way, I will be teaching this same workshop "on the road" when I am at M's Quilting Inspirations in Wickenburg, Arizona in November. This will be a smaller class with less students but the same great content. Please contact her if you are interested! I will be offering this same design workshop next year at the Hyatt House in Rancho Cordova as well as my Beginning Machine Quilting 3-day workshop. My Linen Wholecloth Quilts workshop is already full but I am hoping to add another one if there is interest.
I will be leaving to teach at the Australian Machine Quilting Festival in Adelaide tomorrow and can hardly wait to use my passport for the very first time! I promise to take oodles of photos and will share once I get home. Hugs, Cindy :)