Everyone "nested" Wednesday afternoon/evening and the workshop got underway on Thursday. Something I've started doing for my workshop ladies is taking them to lunch at Dianda's Italian bakery in Fair Oaks...mmmmmm.... Once lunch is finished we go right next door to the Thistledew Quilt Shop where everyone selects their backings and underlayments for their linen quilts.
My students have a huge resource of stencils available to help them design and mark their linen quilts. They are always encouraged to choose a design, mark it, and then make it their own adding their own personal touches.
Each day of the workshop started with a lecture in the morning and then open workshop time for the remainder of the day. It was fascinating watching ordinary, and extra-ordinary linens being born into stunning linen wholecloth quilts.
I LOVE the fact that my students share their knowledge and teach others in the workshop AND they share completed projects from prior workshops! Way to go Kathleen!
This was an exceptional workshop with some very talented ladies attending. For some reason they referred to it as an "OCD" workshop...aka Obsessive Cindy Disorder :) Guess I planted some "Cindy Seeds", huh?
If you ever want to attend a fun and inspirational workshop packed with loads of information, beautiful quilts and unlimited quality time at your machine, please think about joining me next year! I will be offering workshops in Beginning Machine Quilting, Linen Ladies and Designing . Information can be found on my website under "Workshops".
Hugs, Cindy :)