Today was the Cathedral Stars Workshop with the Bear Creek Quilt Guild in Keller, TX!
We met in an annex building to the church where the guild holds it’s guild meetings, a place called Hallelujah House. The house has several large rooms that have been used for meeting areas and class rooms and we filled 3 of the rooms and put them to good use!
My pictures left a LOT to be desired today…I couldn’t get a clear non-blurry shot to save my life, so you’ll have to put up with a lot of hand waving and woopsies! But I think you can see that we were all having a great time! This was the center room, and we hung the quilt in here for reference. See the big windows? The sun came and went all day like it couldn’t make up its mind! And you can bet there was lots of talk of the ice and snow that put Texas to a standstill just a couple weeks ago. Usually when it snows here, it is gone by noon the next day, but the storm that happened as I was returning home from Louisiana kept the kids out of school for 4 days straight. That’s a record for as far back as anyone can remember! Needless to say, we were happy for sun.
Back room with a bunch of quilters sewing away! More light from these windows…look out the back and see a corral with horses. Yep! It’s Texas! I hopped from room to room to room and back, catching bits of conversation and lots of laughter and sharing of ideas, projects and lives. I love being a part of groups of creative women! There is never a dull moment…
Front room with much sewing going on! And also much blurriness from activity! Hard to get quilters to sit still while snapping action photos!
Don’t you love it when someone brings some cool gadget or idea to share, and it opens up all kinds of possibilities?
One of the quilters brought a zippered CD case….look at this! you probably have something like this sitting at home:
It has a handle for easy carrying, a zipper that holds everything enclosed…unzip the zipper and:
The small pockets are perfect for small templates, small patterns and directions, photos, etc!
The larger, longer rulers fit well in the lower CD pockets….and can overlap the upper ones. The pockets will hold templates and rulers up to 4.5” wide, and up to 10” long! Rulers 6” or wider won’t fit IN the pockets, but they are easily stored between the pocket pages and zipped into place when the CD carrier is closed.
Don’t you see possibilities in this? I thought it was a great idea to keep everything in one place for quilting-on-the-go!
So here you go, the slide show of the blocks created and the fun we had!
And see THESE little “Storm At Sea” parts?! Look how small they are!!
Rachel was using these from a pre-cut Ricky Timms kit as her Leaders & Enders while piecing her Cathedral Stars blocks! I can’t wait to see how both of her quilts turn out! Leaders & Enders DO work…whole quilts can be made in the simple process of starting and ending your chain piecing by simply sewing two quilt pieces right sides together……..which quilt are YOU going to build between the lines?
Thursday? I’m up early and headed to Denton for a Virginia Bound workshop with the Denton Quilt Guild!