Big huge thanks go to four people in particular --
- Stephanie from Kwiltz by Stephanie, who planned this quilting event
- Jamie Fingal, our teacher
- The folks at Calico Creations in Mt. Vernon, WA who lent us some wonderful classroom space
- National Nonwovens Company -- for donating the felt (35% wool/65% rayon) used in our classroom.
Stephanie did a beautiful job of planning this weekend event. I say event, as it was more than just a class. She booked a wonderful, inspiring teacher, arranged us to learn in a spacious well-appointed classroom, brought in lunches, and made each and every one of us feel at home. I knew when I saw the cute goodie bag at my seat that I was in for a treat. Stephanie made these from some of Jamie's fabric. I love love love my little bag. And do you know why this little bag was so meant for me?
A pic of Jamie and I
I purposely posed with my quilt upside down to be a rebel.
(Yes, I was very geeked out!)
Yes, it's that easy. I really loved the felt product we used. It's firm and stable, yet pliable enough to work with. The colors were rich and consistent on the substrate. I highly recommend this product. It stitches up well, and combined with the mistyfuse, it doesn't gum up your sewing machine or needle with excess adhesive and crap!
I highly recommend that if Jamie Fingal is teaching in your area that you take her class. She said she limits her teaching engagements to just a few per year, but let me tell you, those classes are worth every penny. And if you're in our area of Washington State, Stephanie arranges best quilting events hand down!
Oh, and the sale section of Calico Creations? Lets just say that some of it (ahem!) made it home with me. NO comment. :)