We just got back from the Long Beach Quilt Festival, and there was a fabulous time had by all! Â What a beautiful venue, extraordinary quilts, and of course AWESOME vendors!
I taught three workshops, and had absolutely amazing students. Â For three days we laughed and learned our way through the workshops! Â Itâ€™s always so wonderful to have those, wellâ€¦shall we call them stubborn students, who are SURE they wonâ€™t be able to paper piece..and voila! Â They can! Â I think thatâ€™s probably the best part of being a teacher for me. Â I love seeing the â€˜light bulbsâ€™ go on, as they see how easy paper piecing really is!
I also did a Saturday Sampler program, which meant I sat and demonstrated my technique of paper piecing for two hours in front of a â€˜revolvingâ€™ audience. Â It was a hoot!
Iâ€™m home now and gearing up for my upcoming retreat in St. Louis, and trying to catch up on the sleep I didnâ€™t get in Long Beach. <g>
Keep your eye out for my next postâ€¦hopefully Iâ€™ll have a demo on the binding technique Iâ€™m always talking about. Â Iâ€™m just about to bind â€˜SF Sensibilitiesâ€™ before I get started quilting on â€˜Atomâ€™ (and trying a new basting technique which I will also shareâ€¦Iâ€™m pretty excited about it!)
Keep on quilting with attitude!