Ingredients: Two committed organizers (thanks Linda and Shirley) and members of the Prairie Hearts Quilters’ Guild, one spacious classroom at a local high school, excellent lighting, a table and chair for each participant and 18 motivated students and a mid-winter weekend close to home.
Method: Advertise the “Elements That Please” workshop for four months, open the doors each morning shortly after 8 a. m., recap the elements and principles of design, select your fabrics and embellishments and … start those sewing machines!
Outcome: A steady hum of machines, countless learning opportunities through ongoing technique demos and 18 original embellished quilts in various sizes.
That is a recap of my last workshop in a nutshell. The time just flew by. I have to admit that I didn’t find many opportunities and time to take pictures of everyone’s progress. Every moment was filled with demonstrating techniques, evaluating various compositions, finding solutions to challenges and general sharing sessions. Once again I was privileged to find myself with such a motivated group of learners. What a great way to start the 2013 teaching year (outside of my studio) with such an energetic group. Thank you everyone!