First, I taught a workshop "featuring" the little Bear's Paw quilt from Prairie Children & Their Quilts in the morning and then gave a presentation later in the evening. I was almost late for the class because it was so cold when I stepped out of the hotel and discovered we needed a little extra time to defrost all of the ice on the car. Brrr!
Here's a happy quilter
I always meet the nicest quilters!
My workshops are always fun because the projects are small enough so that the ladies usually get to finish the top and don't have to go home with another UFO. While they're sewing, I try to supplement the class with a little history lesson and a trunk show of the other quilts from the book. A nice, cozy little sewing circle.
Each of the quilts turned out differently and I love all of the unique variations of this simple pattern. Perfect for a cold Fall morning!
Someone had been reading my blog and needed to show me HER little Twirling Pinwheels quilt, wouldn't you know it? See, I told you, they're everywhere. Lovely black borders too!
After the workshop some of us went out to lunch and then made a quick stop at a local quilt shop - Lulijune's. Such a sweet little shop, chock full of just the type of fabrics and quilts I love!
Meet LeAnn, who owns the shop. I had a hard time taking my eyes off some of the quilts on the wall!
Thanks for the shop tour, LeAnn!
I told you, I always meet the nicest quilters . . . and then go home with some wonderful memories.
Although the weather on the drive home was cold and foggy in places, and the landscape a little stark, I think the Midwest is still beautiful in November.