Home From Mississippi

Returned home a few days ago from having taught the second and final session of our Rail Fence Workshop at YaloRun out in Water Valley, Mississippi. Boy, what some great students I was lucky enough to have had! I'll let their work demonstrate:

 First-time quilter Susan Blackmon Watson with her terrific creation!

First-time quilter Susan Blackmon Watson with her terrific creation!

 Christy Cox White's creation -- a work of art!

Christy Cox White's creation -- a work of art!

 A born quilter right here ...

A born quilter right here ...

 I myself can no longer plop down on the floor to work, but some folks can!  Thank goodness we had plenty of chairs available for some of us -- ha!

I myself can no longer plop down on the floor to work, but some folks can!  Thank goodness we had plenty of chairs available for some of us -- ha!

Unfortunately, we failed to get photos of all seven quilt tops. We eventually will, though. The plan here is that they spent class time choosing fabrics, designing, piecing, sandwiching, and taking the first few quilting stitches. Now they're on their own to quilt. I gave a demonstration of how to apply binding, and we encouraged everybody to come back to the studio for some Coulter-help if they need it.  We're planning on having a reunion, with lots of photos, when everybody's finished. At the rate they're going, that won't be too long in the future!

Michelle brought in her completed quilt from the first workshop I taught at YaloRun, back in the fall. The subject for that workshop was my Relaxed Tumbler pattern. Michelle rocked it!