Last weekend was an exciting, busy time for me. Friday and Saturday were spent at a Christian Women’s retreat in Green Lake, WI. It wasn’t virtual! We actually got together and had a fantastic time of worship and fellowship. I arrived home Saturday evening spiritually refreshed… and exhausted. I fell into bed early so that I could get up Sunday morning and drive to the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts to teach my first “in person” class in a year and a half!!! What a blessing!
In 2019 I was asked to donate a class to be auctioned off at the museum’s fundraiser. Lisa purchased my private workshop and invited 3 of her friends (actually her mom, daughter and a friend) to join her for my Seminole Sampler class. Everything was of course postponed last year, but the museum is beginning to schedule classes and we were the first on the list! What a joy!
The quilt museum has a bright and organized space for classes, and the exhibit space is filled with fascinating works of fiber. It’s open with all the appropriate precautions in place. Cedarburg has many lovely shops and eateries also, and I highly recommend a road trip!
The ladies each completed many wonderful Seminole strips and they now have a “tool box” full of border patterns for future quilts.
Thanks to Lisa, Joy, Tiffany and Cary for a delightful day. And a big thank you to Marilynn too – for being there for the museum and to take care of our needs all day.
In this week’s post I’d also like to share a follow up to the “Labels in the Binding” post from a few weeks ago. Camille finished her sister Ruth’s quilt and sent me these photos:
and here’s the label!
This is a portion of Camille’s email to me that accompanied these photos:
“Hi Chris, Thank you for mentioning my sister Ruth’s quilt and words on the binding project on your recent blog! She was surprised and pleased to see your article… I will definitely do words on the binding again. This was truly a learning experience. I always enjoy your blog topics. Camille”
Thanks Camille, I’m so glad we were able to see the finished quilt. I’m sure Ruth LOVED it!