02 Feb Another WIP
I had to set aside the long wall quilt with the red birds that I was working on. The large quilt guild I belong to has a retreat we call Quilting Unlimited (QU) in late July every other year (we have a quilt show the alternate years). I submitted three proposals to teach classes at the retreat. The committee has included my classes in the program and now I need to get the class samples ready. The sign up information for the retreat is distributed at our March meeting, so the class sample photos are due in a few days.
It has been a long tradition that the classes to be offered are not announced until the March meeting. So, I can show you the fabric I’m using for one of the classes, but not tell you what it is for 🙂 As much as I love the greys I have been using, I have been craving some green and pink lately! This quilt provides a good opportunity to use those colors and add a little orange for good measure.
Calling QU a retreat is only partly accurate. Many guild members do stay at the hotel and attend the classes at the community college each day, but many of us stay at home and attend classes too. We have large group lunches and dinners each day with a fashion show of member creations on Friday evening and entertainment at Saturday dinner (usually a talk by one of the national speakers). While we often have a national teacher or two at QU, most of the classes are taught by guild members. It is a great way for guild members to gain teaching experience and learn from each other.
As soon as I finish the samples, I’ll be back to my bird wall hanging.