Thursday, March 28, 2013

Back From St Charles Illinois

First, I visited in Westmont, Illinois and taught a workshop to these wonderful ladies.    The owner Chris Sass and I met my very first year of my business.  That was 10 years ago!!!

I know you have seen these at workshops but I thought this one was really clever.  She bought the TV table at Wal-Mart and covered it with quilt batting and that special heat resistant ironing board fabric.  Before she stapled it on she made this pocket/cover that holds her cutting board and ruler.  I love how she added Velcro tabs at the bottom of the pocket.  She then folds the pocket over the top of the table and fasten it to the Velcro tabs that she attached underneath the table. It is then ready for transporting.

I then headed for St. Charles, Illinois for two guild talks and one workshop. I am so disappointed that I didn't get a group shop at the workshop.  It was a day of workshop fun with the Prairie Star Quilters.

Caron on the right was my keeper/program chair for the guild.  She was my saving grace to all sorts of things and a joy to be around.

Chris was working on my Happy Halloween blocks.  I did mine with purple backgrounds.  I love her bright orange and yellow backgrounds!

I laughed when I saw this wee little thread catcher.

This was a large super friendly guild with so many exciting things going on. They had all sorts of stations to stop off for education or to sign up for something fun.  I loved that they had a UFO table give-a-way.  They had three UFO's with a basket in front of each one. You can buy a $1.00 ticket for a chance to win one.  One was a big bag of half squared triangles. One was a beautiful small quilt top.  The last was a little wool wall-hanging kit.  They drew the winning tickets after the break.  Everything was donated to make money for the guild.

They also make good money by selling bags of donated scraps at their quilt show.  I wish I could go to their show .... it sounds wonderful!

A big thank you to Caron, Chris, Sue, Marla and all the Prairie Star Quilters!  Amy


  1. Amy, I posted about you today as well. Thank you for all the help with my block. You are a great teacher. So much fun!

  2. Awww, so jealous! I was a member of the Prairie Star Guild a few years back. Such a wonderful group of friends. Unfortunately, we got transferred out of state...