02 Nov Christmas Schoolhouse
One of my LQS’s had their “Christmas Schoolhouse” on Saturday. The Quilting Season is a lovely shop run by even lovelier people! Earlier this year, I volunteered to help with the Schoolhouse.
The Schoolhouse is a “ladies day out” type of event. Everyone arrived around 9 and spent the day visiting different “stations” around the room learning how to make all kinds of Christmas or holiday themed crafts. Several of the stations were hands-on with the participants making all kinds of fun things. My station was a demonstration one. I showed people how to make my house block and my Holly Street table runner. I also showed them a placemat, hot pad and some really cool potholders.
My hot pad is not complicated, but I love to use it during the holidays. I have lots of people over for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners and my 13 x 9 pans were always sliding off the trivets as people tried to serve themselves. I’m thinking about trying some little rubber feet or a piece of silicone to reduce the sliding even further. (I’ll try to do a post on how to make these soon).
These potholders are made with a pocket in the back to put your hand inside. The pocket lining layer is designed so that you don’t have to sew around the potholder and then try to turn the whole thing through a small opening. One of the other ladies participating in the Christmas Schoolhouse had learned how to make them at her church. I love the design and can’t wait to make a few for myself and some as gifts.
Some of the other items were Christmas ornaments, gift bags, holiday cards and other decorations. I think the participants and teachers alike had a creative and fun day!