Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Retreat, Teaching and a Mini Tuffet!


Where did the week go?    Last Thursday I hopped in my car and drove 820 km to Gimli, Manitoba to teach Free Motion quilting.    My friend Wendy is now hosting this winter retreat, which is organized by the Lakeview Resort as her new quilt shop Fabriculous is located in this hotel.  Very convenient to sleep, eat, shop and sew under one roof!    I had a fantastic time meeting new quilters, long distant clients and a few of my blog readers.    My class had 17 students and I was relieved to be able to handle a class that size, the only down side was the classroom was a bit small so we will make sure that we have a bigger class space next time.   My friend Janie took some pictures so it was interesting to see what I looked like teaching, LOL!


The meals were just as good as the company, CHEERS!


Wendy taught a class on how to make these cute 4” Mini Tuffet Pin Cushion!   She spent a lot of time figuring out the pattern as it just didn’t scale down from the larger version.  Wendy has kits available in both of her shops.   Only $25 each and it comes with all the supplies needed and the pattern.  Only thing you need to add is the scraps of fabric and decorative button.


I also did a Longarm Demonstration as Wendy shop is an APQS dealership and they have a Millennium similar to mine in the shop.     I really enjoyed answering questions and demonstrating some free hand designs on the machine.  I was told there was limited longarm education in our province besides the shops rental program.   So maybe I should consider doing more longarm classes in the coming years. Its just my location is so remote and that it makes for a lot of travel but I’ll think about it!   Thanks for inviting me to teach in your shop Wendy, it was a fantastic weekend!



  1. It was great to meet you in person. Thank you for sharing your skills with us.

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    1. Fabulous as always 😊 Thanks for all the encouragement 🙋 You Rock 👩🏻‍🎤

  3. looks like you all had a fun time together.

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