Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Quilting Adventures~Linen Ladies Workshop!

Last week I had the pleasure of teaching my 5-day linen workshop for Quilting Adventures.  This is the second year I've taught for them.  The first year the workshop was held at the T Bar M Ranch and this year was at the Jordan Ranch.  Both facilities are wonderful with huge classrooms.  If you ever get a chance to indulge in a retreat with them I highly recommend it!

In this workshop we were totally focused on learning to create the linen wholecloth quilts.  The classroom was literally oozing with beautiful linens...they were everywhere!  Students got the chance the first evening to do the "nanner nanner...look what I have and you don't" as they showed off their treasures and chose what they were going to work on during the week. 

The next day was spent designing and marking their tops...

I always try to get into the classroom extra early to set up for that day's lessons and get things cleaned up and organized.  One particular morning it was pretty cool as there were linen quilts in progress draped over machines and chairs.  Beautiful way to start the day!

Another extra duty of mine is to wash linens for the students...since there were no clothes lines or large flat places to lay them out to dry we had to get creative!   

I love to end my workshops with show and tell the last morning.  Each student shows what she worked on, problem solving, threads, etc.  This was an AMAZING class filled with very talented students and I thoroughly enjoyed my week with every one of them!

Hugs, Cindy :)


Karen said...

Shopping for linens just got harder. Those are going to be beautiful!

2ne said...

Lots of great work :-)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

You have talented students Cindy!

Leeanne said...

Lovely! I wish I was there.

Barbara Sindlinger said...

Love looking at the workshop photos. There were some beautiful pieces there.