Friday was the first presentation of a brand new workshop on free motion quilting, and even though many registrants wrote to tell me it was aptly named just for them (Absolutely Terrified), there was no sign of fear in class. Three carloads of happy quilters from Shelburne County, Nova Scotia arrived in Amherst Thursday night to be part of this workshop and brought fun and enthusiasm along with them. Hubby and I ran into them Thursday night at Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium, where one of their group -Donna- was busy modelling hats. She chose this one and wore it to class Friday. It set the tone for the day: we were there to have fun while learning.
The class was held in the Alma MacLean Room of Trinity St. Stephens United Church. It was a terrific location, ground floor and lots of sunlight streaming through the windows. There were 21 of us and we pretty much filled the space.
I always like to arrange the tables in a U shape, as it makes it easy to walk around and view the work. It is interesting to have folks from so many different places around the Maritimes and beyond together sewing. It is a patchwork of quilters, each with different styles and abilities. Many, including Lynn, were pretty much finished their wallhanging by the end of the day.
No one left frustrated, or feeling they couldn't master the technique.
Mary looks pretty pleased with hers.
Already I am receiving pictures of completed pieces, so check back to view the results of our day together.
At the end of the day, the happy crew from Shelburne posed for a group picture.