Monday, March 2, 2009

I LOVE QUILTING!

Tonight was the last night of the Beginner's Quilting class. During sesison 3, we talked about having a pot-luck for the final class, so we DID! :0) Meatballs, a Chicken/angel-hair dish, veggie salad, tuna salad, and 2 varieties of brownies. DA-LISH! Tonight was a Show-n-Tell of the final quilts; sharing stories of the final steps of completing the quilt. Pictured "up front" is Keri, the School's Community Education Coordinator. She heard through the grapevine that we were having a potluck, so she stopped in (with gummiworms) and chit-chatted. She ALSO is a running acquaintance; remember the marathon post? You can read about her there, having run her half-marathon.

But LOOK at what these turkeys did! How does THIS work? THEY needed to cough up the bucks to take the class, THEY needed to cough up the big buck to buy the supplies, but yet, LOOK at these goodies that were gifted to me! This bag is ADORABLE. Joy used one of her excess blocks and glued it to the front.

....and inside........



.....a lovely frame, cute 'lil pin, and a Quilter's magnet that says "When Life Throws you Scraps, Make a Quilt." Hythe also gifted me a tiny trinket box containing a spool of thread and a personal "thank you" for what I can ONLY assume was for using my backup machine. Crazy lady! I didn't mind it AT ALL!



So, was the class a hit? I THINK so! I sure loved it, withOUT a doubt! And the quilts turned out so lovely!





My first quilting class success **heavenly sigh** They were already asking if (WHEN) I was having the next class........."The Advanced Beginner" :0) We're already talking about getting together in May.

I LOVE QUILTING!

7 comments:

Amanda said...

What lovely ladies. I'm not surprised they're keen to continue, there's always more to learn and it's much more fun in a group.

Cornfield Quilter said...

Congratulations on the huge success! It looks like more happy quilters in the world thanks to you and your class. Great Job!

Anonymous said...

Yes, the class was a HUGE SUCCESS! I learned more than I ever thought I would. The top seemed so challenging for a beginner and yet so inspiring! I miss Amy's sewing machine. I miss thinking about the next steps. I miss getting together with the ladies, already. Decided to get a "modern" sewing machine. Can't wait to go shopping and start my next quilt! Thank you so much Angel Amy! Hythe

Dawn said...

I am happy for you!! Sounds like your class was a big success!!

scraphappy said...

Wow, look at those happy faces. Look at those fabulous quilts. How totally awesome that you got to introduce 5 new ladies to the joys of quilting. I can't wait to see what you are going to make in the next session!

Andee said...

How nice that they appreciate you. I need to quit teaching sign and find a gig teaching quilting! SMILE! Congrats on your first class, the quilts look great!

online quilting community said...

Congratulations on the huge success! You really deserve it.