These are the classroom samples of the project we made.
|The one on the left was made by a store employee and the one on the right is Stacy's sample.|
This all went down at My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe in Logan, UT. We met in what they affectionately call "The Attic", but it really is a wonderful class space on the upper level of the building. Here is shop owner Kris Thurgood introducing Stacy. (Or is this Stacy introducing Kris?)
As Kris told us would happen, she quickly became everyone's BFF.
And she held our attention as she demonstrated her techniques for working with wool.
Once we got going, we worked at our own speed and Stacy would move from table to table demonstrating the next steps, answering questions, and keeping us laughing.
Stacy's gift for designing is something she feels compelled to share, and we reap the rewards.
She is as genuine and real as they come.
After a few hours of "hard work", we moved to the bottom level of this 3 level shop and were treated to a catered lunch.
Then it was back to work. Boy, they are such slave drivers here! : )
In the evening there was a trunk show, where we were treated to more of Stacy's stories, and the stories behind many of her designs. I will only show a handful of my favorites up close.
|There was a sweet story of how this one came to be.|
|Though I don't do much embroidery, this one caught my attention.|
|Loved this, but have no place in my home to hang something this size.|
|This was very fun.|
Of course, we finished up with time to shop--and shop we did!
I wasn't going to buy kits--I have so much wool at home, but these two small holiday kits leapt into my arms. Funny how they do that.
I made good progress on our class project. Everything here is fused and stitched down. Still needs berries on the wreath, the black background, the "Joy" banner, and the backing.
This fun pincushion went home with Stacy, a gift from the shop--in honor of her vintage truck series of patterns.
Shop owner, Kris, and her cute daughter, were among the many people that pulled this off. The employees worked tirelessly to see that our needs were met--from having all of the supplies and tools we needed, to making sure there was an endless supply of snacks. I've said it before--they really know how to throw a party.
My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe has events at least once a month. Meg Hawkey of Crab-apple Hill is coming in September. You can find out more here, if you are interested. There were women from at least four western states in the class I attended.
My vintage truck is almost completed. Still needs the banner, backing, and stitching around the edge.
Shouldn't take too long to finish this up--that is one of the things I love about wool projects.
Until next time,