Friday I took a classes all day! What a day! I tell you I was exhausted by the end of my third class.
The first class was with Linda V. Taylor and Cheri Meineke-Johnson. They brought with them the quilt "don't worry, be happy" . What a magnificent quilt!
The class was called From Start to Finish. What a hoot Cheri is. She is hilarious!
She demonstrated her hand applique techniques. She has quite a repertoire of tools that she uses to assist her in her creative process and not all come from the quilting world.
She likes shopping at a hardware store for quilting gadgets and enjoys rummaging through her DH's tool box.
Did you know that she loves monkeys? She actually has a pet monkey!
Afterwards, Linda took over the lecture and demonstrated on the longarm her creative process for machine quilting. They used a smaller wall size version of the "Don't worry, be Happy" quilt. Linda makes it look so easy!
After the class they raffled the sampler. It's up to the winner to finish it off!
I was not the lucky recipient of the unfinished quilt but I did win this book by both Cheri and Linda. Works for me!
They were both quite generous with their prizes. There were a few Crystal sets and lots of other goodies. It made it exciting, waiting to see if your ticket won!
My next class was Is there Life after Stippling?, which I took with my friend Jennifer. We had a blast.
Linda worked on a project that was designed for a class on the website The Quilting School. She demonstrate how she goes about deciding what to machine quilt. I tell you she makes it look so easy.
Again, the sample was raffled and won by a lucky student. Jennifer won the DVD of the Artistic Freedom class. Lucky for me she has offered to let me borrow it.
My last class with Linda was called In the beginning. It was a basic class on longarm, how to set up a quilt etc.... It was quite informative. When I was trained at the Gammil dealer (Cowles) the individual had told me that I had to measure from center onward and both sided had to be even. You can just imagine how much time that can take to get it perfect. Add the $15.00 an hour to that and you're stressing to get it just right. Well, Linda doesn't do that. You square up your backing and batting, baste and add your top working in the "off" areas to make it square. I just learned so much!
I won this template/ruler in this lecture. I tell you the generosity was unbelievable. The repertoire of prizes/gifts were phenomenal.
I had an amazing time on Friday. Of course by the end of the day I was in a vegetative state! lol
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