Marny here…yesterday the Keepsake Quilters hosted us in Cedar Falls, Iowa. We gave a little workshop on modern quilting, transformed a traditional block with modern design elements, taught two of our patterns, had a delightful shopping excursion to the Crazy to Quilt Shop and finished with a Trunk Show of all our patterns.
|Unloading for a fun day with the Keepsake Quilters.|
|Rare luxury of space. |
Even when everyone had arrived the room was wonderful!
|A short lesson transforming this traditional nine patch to modern in a variety of ways.|
|Table filled with fabric for some exercises mocking up some blocks.|
|Samples of Cutlery and Leftovers for the class.|
|One student's Cutlery under construction. |
Cross weaves and stripes-it is going to be beautiful!
Jill and I departed on the best route for avoiding bad weather. We were optimistic that we had to exit from the heavy rain and wind since we had seen the radar. But the storm headed south along our path…emergency vehicle lights caused us to pause in the town of Traer. Yikes more sirens. But also a haven one block away. The Traer fire department offered shelter to a dozen weary travelers.
|A comforting sight…this is an awesome underground shelter. Luckily we never had to descend into it.|
|Thank you to the Traer Fire Dept. Professional and hospitable!|
Despite the weather challenges it was a great experience with all the busy, creative, thoughtful Keepsake Quilters. Thank you!!