For such a busy weekend I sure have little to show for it. I had my 2-day Innova training class at Virginia Longarm. I have to say that Val has created an awesome business there. They have 3 machines going full time doing end-to-end quilting, she does about 15 vendor shows each year and they have a longarm conference (Birds of a Feather) every February. That business is hopping and everyone is very friendly. The class was as much about welcoming us to their family as it was about training. And boy did the train! They had us do everything and I left yesterday knowing that I'm ready to start quilting as soon as my machine is delivered next Tuesday.
I can't wait!
Of course I didn't take any photos but I made some great connections. One in particular that I will stay in touch with. As always I took my own food because of my myriad of allergies. I've gotten to the point that I loathe talking about my allergies and I deflect any questions and avoid answering them.
Annette was taking about an allergy to a particular food that she has and they eventually got her to tell her reaction. It's one of the same, very rare, allergic reactions that I have. In fact, outside of my family, I have never met or heard of anyone with this particular reaction. We wound up taking for about an hour yesterday sharing our stories of doctors telling us we were crazy. We are both convinced that it's not that rare of an allergy but that it's mis-diagnosed. Regardless, it was a good, cathartic discussion for both of us.
I came home tired and spent the rest of the day watching the Eagles lose ot the 49ers. No surprise there but still kind of disappointing.
Friday afternoon and evening I finished my second secret project so now I'm ready to start something else! My project for Paula Nadelstern is based on the Drunkard's Path block and now I've got Drunkard's Path on the brain. After all, it's just a curved half-square triangle!
I've talked to a couple of other people who are also interested in DP blocks so I figure it's time for another quilt-along! Starting this Friday I'm going to host a Drunkard's Path Quilt-Along. I'll be back tomorrow with all of the specifics and I've got a couple of projects planned.
The first one will use these fabrics. I need to get them starched and ironed. I will do another quilt with my symmetry fabrics. I loved the small one that I finished last week so much that I want to try something bigger.
Have you been wanting to try Drunkard's Path blocks? Of course you have and you need to quilt along with us this fall! Think about it and while you are thinking check out what everyone else is doing at Patchwork Times.