Archive for June, 2010

Virginia Visit

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

After flying all night and getting nearly no sleep, Sue and I arrived in Richmond, VA to teach for All Brands, a top Baby Lock retail store. There was just enough time for a quick shower before our teaching responsibilities began. Over the next three days, over one hundred ladies made “Peaceful Pasture”, a 22″ x 24″ wallhanging from our new Quilt Blocks on American Barns book.

An entire room of gals showing off their Peaceful Pasture and of course their smiles!

I’m cheering at their combined successes….each wallhanging looked  fabulous.

I  literally got caught exploring the area.

This tempting sign led me to investigate the displays of local folkart.


Teacher Training

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

This is a busy week for me. Monday I started a three day Teacher Training course right here at Quilt in a Day. It is exciting to have a gal from Australia, a gal from Canada and others from all across our great country. There are numerous reasons why they are here. Some are shop owners, others quild and church members, some wanting to teach from their homes, all are anxious to learn our methods, familiarize themselves with our products and go out and teach.

Part of the training is hands on – like making “demo in a bag”. This gives them reference materials when they teach. A business lecture includes problem solving, learning their way around our websites and fun ways to have happy and successful students.

As the training comes to an end, the skills are only a small part of the three days, the camaraderie felt by all will last a lifetime. Good luck to all of you!

Before they left, they did a little last minute shopping.

There were a few books to autograph.

Very coordinated, a purse and water bottle in pink and purple and more fabric to buy in the same colors.

My busy week continues, I fly on a “red-eye” tonight and teach first thing in the morning in Richmond, Virginia.