Monday, November 21, 2016

My trip to International Quilt Festival in Houston Part I

It was great, of course. I got up and left super early and I'm glad I did because there was a bad wreck on the way. I got there in plenty of time, but it was a close call for panic-y me. Of course there's construction all around the George R. Brown convention center.
The first class was a free motion quilting class. It was very fun. When we got there, the machines were already set up and ready to go. Of course, the dealers are trying to sell you the machines at a low, discounted price, which is still close to $1000. Nice machines, of course, but nothing too special. The lady was great, but talked a lot before we got started. It was annoying because she also gave us a packet that explained what she was talking about, so you could just read the packet.
The class was a lot of fun. What she said that rang the most true is that no class or technique is going to take the place of you, at your machine, practicing. That's one of the reasons I love sewing - it's a skill that I can and do get better at.

We had to bring quilt sandwiches to practice on. Really fun stuff. 

1 comment:

  1. Laura, you have won on Green Bag Lady. Please answer the email.