Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Back from MQX....!

Firstly, I want to say thank you to all that commented on my little bragging. Your comments meant a lot to me. You gals/quilters are quite supportive and oh so inspirational! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

MQX was a great learning experience! My days were filled with classes!

Sadly, I don't have pictures to show you. I asked dd if I could borrow her camera, which she hesitantly said yes. This is an 11 year old we're talking about. Her camera is quite small and oh so convenient! Anyway, she couldn't find the connector to charge the camera. Sigh...! How typical! Have you seen her room lately....? lol

This year, as I mentioned in a previous post, I took classes from teachers who used an APQS machine. I didn't set out to be all APQS, but it turned out that way.

I took a class from Sue Patten and let me tell you, she's a hoot! The class was on borders and sashing! I have never seen someone quilt a design in such a small space. Amazing!

Kim Brunner is another teacher that I found knowledgeable and entertaining! I learned many tip bits about marking your quilts and designs to use.

Dawn Cavanaugh was one that I took many classes from. By the way, she was nominated teacher of the year! Yea Dawn! Her breakfast on Solving Tension Headaches was worth its weight in gold! Her class Quilting Feathers when you're a Chicken was perfect for me! Bawk bock, bock, bock....! ;o)

Friday night was the banquet with guest speaker Mark Lipinski. I haven't laughed like that since the Ricky Tims' Seminar! He's quite the funny story teller, he had me in stitches!

As you can just imagine, it was a great learning and fun experience for me. However, the most important piece of information, aside from all the new knowledge, that I came away with is "slap on some fabric and play!" That might be obvious for most of you but somehow it never occurred to me that I should be doing that. I think it was partly due to having so little guiltless time that I didn't want to spend it not being productive. Well.... school's out, let's shout.... it's time to play with Penelope!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day!

9 comments:

Connie W said...

Sounds wonderful! I wish I had gone back when I still had my Millie, I know I would have gained so much valuable info.

Vicki W said...

Glad you had so much fun! Did you remind Sue that she sold your APQS to you?

Julia said...

Sounds like it was a wonderful experience! Can't wait to see some of the new things that you learned! I need to get brave and take the plunge doing more free motion stuff! I suffer from the chicken thing too! :~)

Thimbleanna said...

Gosh, it sounds wonderful Carole! I'll be looking forward to seeing you put your new-found knowledge into action!

Needled Mom said...

Sounds like it was a fun trip despite the fact that you have no photos to share.

I like the idea of slapping on some fabric and playing. I know you will enjoy doing that with all of your free time now.

Libby said...

Sounds absolutely wonderful*s*

Guðrún said...

I am glad you enjoyed your MQX.

Quilt Hollow said...

I agree Sue Patten is a kick! Get her and Karen together and you've got awesome entertainment!

It all sounds wonderful....how I wish I could have listened to the tension bit. Maybe you can send me some top tips she mentioned? I found myself looking at tension on back of quilts at the last quilt show I went to....I want mine perfect!

Ok...so you've slapped in practice muslin and we'd still be happy to see your feathers. :-) Don't be chicken!!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Sounds like you've been inspired! Sounds like great fun!

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