Saturday, January 31, 2015

Great fun teaching at Quilting at the Lake!


Quilting at the Lake in Lake Havasu City, Arizona
January 2015

Traveling to Quilting at the Lakes bright and early in the morning from Raleigh Durham direct to Las Vegas.   
I had to be at the airport at 5am and once in Las Vegas the trip really started when I took a 3 hour shuttle ride to 
Lake Havasu City.

It made for a very long day.  A special treat was the view out of my airplane window.  Flying over the snow covered mountains was spectacular.










I was excited to be part of the faculty of this year's Quilting at the Lake event and was teaching two classes; a variation of Tulip Dance and the Dance of the Dragonflies.
It was fun to introduce my dimensional curves to a great bunch of ladies, many of them had traveled from far away to be part of this quilting retreat.  The classes were busy and students got a lot accomplished during class.  As usual I marvel at how my designs change with all the different fabric choices I get to see.  Everyone has their own color preferences and it is fun to see quilts in all colors made from the same patterns.




Quilting at the Lake in Lake Havasu City, Arizona

Class 1 was Tulip Dance variations and everyone made at least one tulip block, which was used either in a table runner or large quilt.  







Tulip Blocks were made in all colors! - Pink or red - they are the start of a beautiful quilt!

 Quilting at the Lake  Tulip Dance workshop.

Some students wanted to make a smaller quilt including the border of the larger Tulip Dance.  We reworked everything to fit.  
So much fun.


Quilting at the Lake - Dance of the Dragonflies workshop.  

This workshop was very full and despite limited space everyone was successful and completed a dragonfly block and panel.







One of my students decided to use her dragonflies in an artpiece she was developing.  
I just love to see these variations and its fun to see me know how students are inspired by the pretty dragonfly blocks they were making.