This is a guest post from my good friend Joy. Welcome, Joy! Thanks for the post.
Morning friends! For the past couple years, I’ve been learning how to quilt. A lot of my inspiration comes from beautiful quilting blogs, but many of my skills have come from our local quilt shop.
I started by taking an appliqué class. My mother-in-law fell in love with these Swedish folk art designs. As a thank-you for all the fabric and buttons she had passed on to me, I wanted to make her a table runner. However, the class was going to sew a cat—a cat! Anyone who knows me well knows I am NOT an animal person. I sheepishly asked if I could bring my own pattern. Of course you can. Perfect.
I did a tester piece for the class which is going to become a round pillow once I learn the best method to insert a zipper.
The finished gift!
The class was so fun! I felt like I was in kindergarten playing with glue and scissors. The class ran from 10 am – 3 pm. Pam taught the class, and Cliff cooked all of the class participants lunch. All for the low price of $30, complete with homemade dessert from Cliff's Tea Room cookbook!
Sager Creek Quilts and Yarnworks has lots of classes. Check out their website www.sagercreekquilts.com for other classes offered this fall. (Call 524-5244 or stop by for what you need to bring with you.) Be on the lookout for a post about the Beginning Quiltmaking class offered at the end of the month. I use the same pattern but turn it on its side, thanks to Karyn’s encouragement!