Last week found me in North Bay with the lovely quilters of the Near North Quilters Guild and many visitors from the surrounding areas.
The guild invited me to present three lectures on my first day there. That is the first time that I've done three lectures back to back. Most of the people in the audience stayed for all three lectures. They were a wonderful audience and asked really good questions. By the third lecture it was more of a conversation than a lecture which was just so much fun.
The next day we did the Log Cabin Chevron workshop. We spent a great deal of time working with fabric values in colour families. The variety of fabric in the room was truly amazing. Good shoppers!
Mallory and Deanne took all three workshops and ended up being my favourites........there's a story there that includes bribing the teacher with chocolate.
Day two we had the Angles and Squares workshop with 21 students in attendance. It was a very busy day for everyone learning about the 4 recipes for scrap quilts as well as technique and many time saving tips.
On the final day I taught the Cobblestones quilt. What a great bunch of quilters!
Yes, I got rear ended by a young lady who wasn't paying attention. I was stopped behind two other vehicles at a red light and she drove right into the back of my car. Luckily, I had left some distance between my car and the truck ahead of me so I wasn't pushed into that vehicle. So.....I now know what the North Bay police station looks like! Her car was much more damaged than mine so I was able to drive home with no trouble. With all the time I spend travelling, it's amazing that it hasn't happened sooner. The poor girl cried from the minute she got out of the car and was still crying as we drove away from the police reporting centre.
Other than that, it was a fantastic visit with the quilters of North Bay. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make it all happen. The soups at lunch were delicious! Special thanks to Gord and Wendy who allowed me to stay with them for six nights. It was a pleasure getting to know you all!
Work on the angel quilt has been at a stand still with all my travelling, teaching and packing. Here's the progress this week.
Tuesday I spent making final choices for all the flooring.
I'll be leaving before dawn tomorrow morning to head up to Fort McMurray, Alberta to teach some workshops and share some lectures. My annual visit! I can't wait to catch up with everyone. The temperature here to day will reach 23C. I'm thinking that weather probably won't follow me to the far north.........