Monday, October 17, 2016

Teaching Debut

I had the honour of being asked by my guild, the Victoria Quilters' Guild, to teach my pattern, Waltz Around the World, at our annual Fall Frolic Workshop, this past Saturday.

I was very fortunate to have four quilts to display for my students, as my pattern tester Mae provided two of hers as samples which added to my two gave a lot of options for my students to consider when choosing their fabrics.

We went from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and during that time we managed to one (or more) of each of the units required to make up this quilt pattern.

Here are a few photos from our day:

Four samples and four colourways

Penny chose batiks.  Lovely!

Shannon also chose batiks.  Love them!

Teresa and Judy busy at work cutting

Glenys pressing her flying geese units

Nice contrast of batiks in these geese Glenys!

Blocks are starting to take shape.

Bold solids really define the shape of the block.  Love these.

When they start to play together on the design wall beautiful things happen!

Teresa is study colour placement.

Coming along nicely!

Ta da!  One is missing because Glenys had to leave early because of an impending storm and a ferry ride that needed to happen to get her home.

I had a great time and loved seeing all of the beautiful fabrics chosen by these ladies.  They each made the blocks their own and I can hardly wait to see the finished quilt tops.

Sew much fun for one day!



  1. Looks like a fun day was had by all!

  2. Congratulations on your teaching debut for your beautiful quilt! My goodness that is a big hall, too!