I just had an amazing four days in Canada. The group of women above made it possible. I was invited by the Central Alberta Guild to come give workshops and a trunk show in Red Deer. I sure hope I get to run into these women again. What fun we had! Thanks to Chris and all the members, I got the royal treatment.
The workshop was using my "Quilters Yearbook". It is a book filled with face and shirt parts...glasses..noses..mouths...like a Mr. Potato Head for quilters. You get to create your own faces.
We just finished putting this on our website as a downloadable pattern for $5.00.
Here are some of the blocks that they created. They haven't had the blanket stitch done on them yet and that really makes them pop.
|Wendy did this block. I loved the fabric that she used. It looks like she has highlights in her hair.|
|Patti created this grumpy one. I love the flower in her hair.|
|Bev was making multicultural blocks.|
|Delores used the technique and made up this block of her grandson.|
Delores also saved the day with her portable large light box that we all used. It was made up of a cardboard cauliflower box, plexiglass and one of those under counter lights. Since I flew I couldn't bring mine so I was very pleased when I saw her carrying in her workshop supplies.
Bev and Deb brought these little pop up storage containers that work really well as a trash can on your sewing table.
They can flatten and fit anywhere.
Of all the irons I see at workshops I sure liked how big the ironing plate was on this little Rowenta iron. The handle collapses down too.
Bev and Deb even made little bags to transport their hot irons in.
Before the trunk show Shirley and a group of the girls showed me around Red Deer. I loved this "Sound the Alarm by Robert Spalth statue in front of the fire hall.
Now I just need my two suitcases. They were still in Calgary when I arrived in Kansas City last night. They were having a power outage at the Calgary airport. I am just thankful that I am home even if my bags aren't.
If you want to try your luck at winning a free download of "Quilters Yearbook" leave a comment on your favorite workshop supply that you can't live without. We will let you know the winner on Friday Feb. 22nd.
Have a great week!!!!!! Amy