Country Living – with Quilts!

I was invited by Country Living Quilts to come teach a workshop for them.  We decided to also have a trunk show the evening before the workshop.  I drove over to Flynn, TX on a rainy Friday and drove 8/10 mile down a dirt road to the quilt shop!  I was greeted by Dixie!   There were numerous cars in the parking lot as it was day 2 of the 3 day “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” Shop Hop!  While Country Living Quilts may be a small shop, they pack a lot of fun into their environment!  I loved the selection of notions, many I had not seen before and I even had to pick up a couple.  The shop is neat and orderly and the staff very knowledgeable and friendly!

This shop also has a FABULOUS class room.  Where many shops are removing or shrinking their class space, Country Living Quilts just added a whole new wing for their classroom!

For our class they had chosen Seasonal Table Runner!  They have also asked me to come back in March for a “Quilt til You Wilt”  We will sew Friday, Saturday and Sunday with extended hours.  The class fee includes lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday!  The pattern is Summer Solstice and with some cutting prep work prior to class you might even go home with a completed quilt top!  PS – Teri is ordering the Reclaimed West Fabrics so you can make a Summer Solstice just like the one I made for Quiltworx – see photo at the end!

Here are a few photos from the Seasonal Table Runner workshop!  We did get to do some curved piecing in class – but I forgot to take some photos!

These fabrics were from her stash!
These fabrics were from her stash!
This blue and white quilt is going to be stunning!
This blue and white quilt is going to be stunning!
Lots of blue bonnets - we are all wishing for spring!
Lots of blue bonnets – we are all wishing for spring!
More blue bonnets
More blue bonnets
Our class, minus Teri who was taking photos!
Our class, minus Teri who was taking photos!  (I am holding her grey with pink pieces!
Summer Solstice with Reclaimed West Fabrics!
Summer Solstice with Reclaimed West Fabrics!

The drive home after teaching was fabulous – no interstates for 2 1/2 hours.  And the sunset was breathtaking – I really should’ve stopped to take a photo to share it with you!

Dee

 

KAQG – That’s Right Kingwood Area Quilt Guild

I was their speaker and workshop leader earlier this month.  I had a wonderful time.  A really good friend from Lakeview Quilters Guild had moved to the Kingwood area a while back and she and her husband were my wonderful hosts for my stay!

The lecture was Thursday evening and then we had 2 fun days of workshops working on Seasonal Table Runner (a quilt close to my heart as I made the quilts on the new cover sheets for the Quiltworx patterns.)  See 2 of my 5 table runners here, there are more on the home page slide show!

Here are a few photos from our workshop!

We all loved watching this one come together - it will look beautiful on her table for Easter.
We all loved watching this one come together – it will look beautiful on her table for Easter.
Getting the feel for the layout.
Getting the feel for the layout.
And a block is made
And a block is made
Another color way - stunning - I just love how the black really sets the geese.
Another color way – stunning – I just love how the black really sets the geese.
And the two together!
And the two together!
These are beautiful rich colors - lovely!
These are beautiful rich colors – lovely!
And our group of fabulous women!
And our group of fabulous women!

Today I head to Marquez, TX – trunk show tonight and teaching this pattern again!  It is also the “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” Shop Hop in Marquez, Flynn and Jewitt!  Be sure to stop by….

Dee