What a wonderful time I had at MQS. My first class was with Lisa Coker and she did a sampler on black showing different ideas for the blocks. I won this class sample and then purchased some bright green thread so that I can finish the quilt.
I also bought a book from her. I really enjoyed this class and think that I will actually be able to do some of these designs. Thanks so much Lisa!
My next class was Design-a-Rama, with Kim Brunner, and she showed 3 levels of quilting for lots of blocks....another great class! Hopefully, I will be more willing to quilt from the front of my machine now.
Thursday evening was the Showcase and Audacious Auction and I won this Vera Bradley purse kit.
Friday morning was Threadology with Dr. Bob from Superior Threads. What a great class!!! I learned so much about thread and what to do when I can't get a particular kind to run smoothly. He tied us all up with thread several times during the program. So of course, I bought some new needles and prewound bobbins.
Friday afternoon was Wiggle Room with Sally Terry and then the banquet on Friday evening. David Taylor was the speaker and what a great performer he is, in addition to his quilting talent. Bag patterns, thread and zippers were given out at the banquet.
I did buy a couple things that I thought Mabel might need....some zippers and a horizontal spool holder for when I use a spool rather than a cone of thread.
We caught an early flight home on Saturday and I arrived home none too soon as poor Dan has been suffering with a bad back for several days and could sure use some help around here.