Well, the coolest thing about meeting Penny, is that she couldn't be sweeter in person. She was invested in teaching us what she taught herself to do over the past couple of years. And she helped us create the blocks that we pictured in our heads. How cool is that?
Also, how cute is her teacher-ly sewing apron?
This workshop of six people (including the hostess, the amazing Tara of tinkerfrog--that's Tara at the counter behind Penny), was the perfect size for a sewing homebody like me. Amanda of crazy mom quilts was there as the other half of the Wisconsin contingent. And Audrey of audreypawdrey and Carmen of seaschell rounded out the group.
I didn't bring Margene out for the trip. Instead, I got to borrow this little beauty for the weekend.
(Those fabulous bags in the background were our goodie bags
for attending the workshop. Seriously, Tara rocks.)
Practice paper piecing.
Paper pieced initial blocks turned into pincushions. (Mine is the "M", of course.)
I've been telling Ben so many stories from the weekend complete with funny quotes only a quilter would understand ("No scrap left behind," "You had me at scrappy," and "I think sewing curves is sexy.") that he has started imitating me with, "This one time, at quilting camp...."
I don't care if I sound silly. I had a fabulous time and I owe it all to these women (left to right, Amanda, Tara, Carmen, Audrey and Penny).
I have more block photos from the weekend but you'll have to wait until next time.