This past weekend I had the pleasure of presenting and teaching to the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild. It was a fun and busy weekend and I loved getting to know the women and men of the guild. I had some of the crazy tales of travel including a mad dash across an airport to catch my connecting flight (which only proved to me that I need to start exercising again). And somehow I was in the last row on all of my flights. Who knows. lol
I gave a presentation on the night I got in to the whole guild. It was great to see such a large active guild. They were a delightful and attentive audience…and hopefully they enjoyed what I shared with them.
I spent the next couple of days teaching two different classes. The first day was a longer class in which we tackled one of of the quilts from my book, A Quilter’s Mixology. Everyone worked on the Nine Patch Curves Pattern and a few even got pretty darn close to finishing it. There are 40 curves to sew in this quilt, so that is some power sewing!
I explored the city a bit and was lucky to be staying near Kansas City’s famed Plaza. Little did I know that Kansas City is also well known for all of its fountains. I enjoyed seeing them all and even found a few little gems such as this one.
The second day of classes, I taught my recently released free pattern, Adorla (available on Robert Kaufman’s site). I was able to show them how to use an Accuquilt machine to cut the Drunkard’s Path curves quickly and accurately.
This project is great for those new to curves because the curves are large and gentle. And the blocks are offset for minimal matching. Plus! There are not as many curves to sew because of the large amount of negative space in the quilt. All in all, a perfect quilt for a shorter class.
Here I am individually demoing my curves sewing technique. Thanks to all of those whom I stole pictures from. 😉
There were so many great versions of the quilt being made! I can’t wait to see them all finished and quilted. I don’t think that these will stay UFOs for very long.
I forgot to grab too many pictures on the first day of classes, but I did take more on the second. And I was happy to get the whole group together for a picture during the Adorla class. A janitor sweetly took this for us and we had spent so much time getting arranged for the picture that we forgot to grab our curve blocks to show. lol We were just all having too much fun.
I can safely say that all the women in my classes are officially NOT afraid of curves! And I’m so excited to see what they will tackle next. May I suggest something from my book? 😉