I had a family trip to Tennessee planned for last week, and with the help of my mom and the support of Kathy, the owner of Spring Creek Quilts, I was also able to teach a morning and afternoon class of Wayward Transparency last Thursday.
I really enjoyed getting to spend time teaching about transparency and the Wayward Transparency pattern, and I know that holding classes in the week makes it more difficult for many people to attend. People drove from Nashville, Knoxville, Signal Mountain (near Chattanooga), and Atlanta to attend! Thank you so very much.
The quilt top behind us in the group photographs was pieced by my mother, who is also on the far right in the photo above. There was another student in the morning class who was not able to attend due to having the flu (I hope she is feeling better!), and a student in the afternoon class who had to leave a bit early before we took the group photograph.
Because the Wayward Transparency pattern comes in 3 different sizes in 2 different layouts, students had a wide range of options available to select. In the afternoon class one block of each size was pieced, and it was a delight for me to see them grouped together! I will be teaching at the Valley Modern Quilt Guild at the end of June, and I would be thrilled to discuss teaching opportunities with you and your guild.
After teaching, I had a wonderful visit with family, including my two active nieces. It was great to visit with my parents, brother and his family, and even extended family (cousins and adopted grandparents). The wifi was not working in the cabin we stayed in together, so the unexpected break from being online gave me even more time to visit and catch up with family, too.
I was able to spend quality time building legos, coloring, blowing dandelion seeds, counting rocks, cooking, riding roller coasters, visiting an aquarium, sitting around and chatting, and cooking meals. And it was a treat to get time to snuggle with my nieces who seemed happy enough to have me love on them.
I am also happy to report that the weighted quilt seems to be working very well, too!
I left my cell phone and iPad at my parent’s house, so I will be a bit slower to get back up to speed now that I have returned home than I had planned. Oops!