Thursday, June 27, 2013

Let's Quilt in St. George, Utah

I just got back from the Let's Quilt INNOVA Longarm Training Center in St. George, Utah.  My head is just swimming with new ideas and techniques.  I cannot remember being so tired. This old brain was trying to absorb as much as it could, for up to 10 hours a day.  I came back to my hotel room absolutely exhausted each night. I had no idea that I would learn so much, or to put it another way, I had no idea all that I didn't know.

This is an amazing place, and everyone at John and Teryl McKnight's facility is really great to work with.  I bought a few things, and as soon as I am done here, I am hopping on that longarm to finish up a customer's quilt, and then to stitch out more of what I learned from Teryl.  She is one incredibly knowledgeable person.
I was fortunate to learn alongside five lovely ladies.  Beth, Vanessa, Harriet, Jackie, and Judy. I just noticed you can barely see Vanessa in the pictures.  Sorry Vanessa!  Vanessa is an extremely talented embroidery and applique pattern designer.   Hopefully I will be able to show one of her designs here on my blog as a finished product.

I sure wish I lived closer to these women so we could get together once in a while... to bounce ideas around, get advice, and laugh.   The quilts in the background are Marilyn Badger's quilts (possibly Cory Allender has one hanging here as well).

I hope to post some of my class samples soon.


Unknown said...

Lucky you!! I can't wait to see what you learned!!!!

Esther said...

So happy for you. You summed everything up so well in your post, everything about Teryl's class, John, Let's Quilt, and especially Innovas is all such a good experience. You go girl.

Beth said...

Oh! ::;sniff sniff::: I cannot believe I left you and that wonderful workroom just YESTERDAY! I am comfy in my jammies and no shoes, BUT, I miss being there! What a great time. I hoping today my brain stops leaking and I put some of that good teaching to work!


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