|Love the Border!|
So Kaye's list of just bring 2-3 yard cuts of backgrounds, light and dark FQs, a good variety of FQs had me wailing to Jill and Karen. I finally sat down one morning and took all Kaye's emails and made a list of what she wanted in some sense of order. I am sure Jill laughed her head off when she opened her email with her copy but Karen's reply of "Bless you!" made me feel much better that at least someone else was as lost as I was!
Now Karen is more of a control freak than I am, Jill maybe a bit more and I'm willing to go with the flow -IF I have some clue of where the flow is and a somewhat general direction of where it's going. HA - throwing all the fabric into the suitcase and machine box and HOPING some of it would work for whatever we were going to be doing was a total leap of faith!
I was surrounded by a group of amazing women - creatively and business wise. If you were stuck on a design, someone could help you. Didn't know what color to choose for a border, someone offered an opinion - lots of someones. Kaye was a constant inspiration. Had a question about staff, classes, fabric companies, you name it - someone in that room had been in that same position and told her story. Networking, it was wonderful!
I scribbled furiously in my graph paper notebook, itched to get to the lap top and Electric Quilt and designed on the fly playing with colors and fabrics.
Did I finish anything - not one blessed thing! I came home with as many UFOs as I thought I would but best of all, I came home with ideas. Ideas for classes, clubs, events, staff trainings and more.
I have finished one thing since I came home. Notice the pieced border? Love it!
It was an amazing week, one I'm definitely going to do again next year!