Friday, 27 September 2013

Two Tired Teachers

The last 2 days have been great fun, with Lynn teaching her Patchwork Math class on Wednesday and me teaching 3D Noughts and Crosses yesterday at Quilting in the Garden.  You can see Lynn's post about her class on her blog, here.

I'm not going to chunter on about the class, I'm going to let the pictures tell you all about it. 

After a bit of chatter from me, everyone was keen to get started.  Just look at this cutter moving.
Did you notice the lovely quilts that had been hung around the classroom as part of the quilt show?  They made a very colourful backdrop for us.  Speaking of colour, this is an example of what was surrounding us
By lunchtime we had some lovely blocks made, as you can see here.
Lunch was wonderful, served outside on the terrace in glorious weather
Funny how I didn't manage to get a picture of the lunches that were provided by Alden Lane Nursery for us, so you'll just have to take my word for it that it was fantastic.
Then it was back to the grindstone
This picture should be captioned "Follow me chaps, I've had an idea"

And this was the idea.  A picture of the students with the start of their great quilts
I just love each and every one of those quilts, and look at how different they all are.
I think some of the students may have been happy that the class was over, don't you?
Thank you to Lynn and to Cyndee at Alden Lane Nursery for ensuring that everything ran so smoothly and thanks to everyone for making me so welcome and for making the day such fun.


  1. Looks like everyone had a fabulous time! Hope you're enjoying your visit.

  2. That looks like you're all having waaay too much fun :}

    Thanks for taking the time to let us all know how you are getting on. Been thinking about you whilst I make great progress with a little quilt top that only has four fabrics ...

  3. So Cool! Had I been there I would likely have Naughted (is that a word?) my Crosses! Those Adirondack Chairs look mighty inviting!

  4. It's such a beautiful setting. So glad you are having a great time.

  5. Looks like amazing fun! Wish I could have been there.

  6. Your class yesterday was wonderful, Sue! I am so pleased with the progress I made! I have so enjoyed spending time with you these past several days. It has been fun getting to know you and learning all those unique British phrases. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at Quilting in the Garden and getting my book signed in person.
    Lynn's "Older" Sister Gail

  7. What a lovely place to hold a quilt class. Seems like everyone is enjoying themselves and lunch alfresco to top it off. Will we see any completed quilts and how long have you got left before coming home?

  8. Oh Sue...sounds as though your having a brilliant time!! Too bad I'm so far away and missing out.

  9. It all looks such fun, and sunshine and flowers too. I think there might be a few of us hiding in your suitcase next time!
    J x

  10. Looks like you had a great trip full of good food, great quilts, new friends, and bright flowers. Looks like it was a fantastic show. Maybe I can make it the next time you are teaching at that show or at another show close by.

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!!

  11. hi Sue! had a great time in class learning to make naughts! I'm almost done with the top. Love it so much. you're a great instructor and lots of fun. enjoy your stay in the U.S. !

  12. Looks so fun and busy! enjoy~


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