That being said, I had the most wonderful time last week with my new friends at the Charlotte Quilter's Guild. I truly enjoyed being around all the positive, creative and friendly energy!
I know that online classes are really big right now, and I realize they are good for lots of reasons like lack of time etc., but there is just something so special about being able to spend a day with your friends and also getting one-on-one support from a teacher. I get so excited to see what everyone designs and I love being able to inspire some unique embellishment techniques and color choices. Not to mention, everyone enjoys showing their masterpieces to each other. You just can't have that kind of experience being alone with a computer.
Here are some photos from our "Play Date."
This is Melanie's finished "Beekeeper" pincushion. She showed me photos of a crazy quilt she made that was just breathtaking. Her crazy quilt stitching skills were evident on her pincushion.
This is Melanie
Here's another close up of her flower. I can't believe how much she got done in class! Super speedy stitcher!
This is Sandy. I love how her purple center pops on her flower. She also served as Pat's personal needle threader for class. ;)
This is Judy. She is the workshop chairperson who invited me. I love her to bits! What a great lady!
This is Vonnie. I met her when I vended a show and she asked the guild to invite me. I loved her bead selection for the center of her flower petals. Hugs Vonnie!
This is Jan. She was chatting about the methods her grandiekids use to learn math nowadays. Good gracious it sounded so HARD! I would flunk out for sure. LOL!
Here is Jan's flower. I like the beads down the center.
I showed Donna how she could twist some yarns together to create an interesting center for her flower.
She sent me a photo of her completed pincushion. She even made the bee purple! Lovely!
This is Pat. I met her when I vended the show where I met Vonnie. Pat is such a sweet lady. She came up from South Carolina just to take my class!
Deanne chose warm, rich colors for her flower. Yummy! I also love the beads she put in her flower petals.
This is Debbie. She is an art quilter and this class was outside her normal "wheelhouse." I think she did a beautiful job with all the seed stitching and I was super happy that she decided my class was something fun and different to do. :) :) :)
Anna's flower is so fun and festive like a celebration in the Caribbean sea!
Here's a close up of the little French knots she stitched on the rick rack. Sweet!
This is Sharon. She was my "Teacher's Pet." She helped me hand out kits and set up my supply tables. Thank you!! She also said I should apply to teach at Empty Spools. Boy would that ever be fun!!
I love how Sharon used a Lazy Daisy stitch with the beads. Very cool and very clever!
This is Marie. She is the guild President. This woman knows how to run a meeting! I told her that I was going to tell my guild they need to take pointers from her. We always drag on and on and Marie got things done lickety split!
She did a cute little cross stitch in the center of her flower petals.
This is Debra. She selected a Valdani thread color that I just got in.
Here's what it looks like on her flower. I'm loving it!!
Joyce was making a super sweet flower. She was couching a soft purple yarn around the edge. She chose some yellow buttons and a variety of purple beads. Perfect!
This is Angie. She is an Architect! (Brenda are you reading this?) Angie is the second student of mine who is an Architect. So darn cool! Girl power!!
Angie chose these really rich, warm colors for her flower. This was another Valdani thread color that I just got in. Super yummy! Makes me think of pumpkin and cinnamon.
This last flower is from Jan. She wanted me to take a photo her flower and not her. She is so darn funny! I love how she added the "fuzzy" stitching around the outside of her flower. Very cool!
Of course, no "Play Date with the Crazy Bunny Lady" is complete without bunny ear photos!
I love you gals bunches! Thanks so very much for inviting me to come and play. I hope you had as much fun as I did.
So, what are your thoughts about online versus in-person classes?