Monday, February 25, 2013

Squeezing in some Quilty Time

It’s been a very busy two weeks…dealing with the usual life interruptions plus preparing for, then entertaining, and then wrapping up after company last weekend.  But I did squeeze in some quilty indulgences along the way.  Last Thursday our local quilt club sponsored a workshop with a Sulky representative.  I was delighted to be exposed to some new-to-me techniques that can be done on my Janome sewing machine.  I always assumed that I would need a true embroidery machine to do some of the applications we played with.  Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos of those, but the workshop included a package of goodies including these Sulky threads that I will enjoy using. 
I never know what off-the-wall tips I’ll get when I go to these events.  The tables we had to set our machines on were a little too high for comfortable work.  Here is the solution one of my classmates came up with...of course then my feet didn't want to touch the floor, but I could at least see what I was sewing.
Friday I joined a friend for a trip to the La Grange quilt show and a nearby exhibition of Amish quilts in Winedale.  It was great fun to have this time with my friends. 



Quilting Babcia said...

What fun, and what a lovely grouping of new threads to play with! Were you able to photograph the quilts at the exhibition?

Hilachas said...

Sounds like you had a great time with company and then later with your quilt group, Mary. Pretty threads you were given so that was a nice plus.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Gorgeous threads Mary!
The class sounds like it was fun and I like the double chair solution! lol