Every Saturday this month, (except for one. I went to Louisville on a business trip. That sounds so odd!) I helped Terry and Rita with their beginner quilting classes.
Here is Terry (in the green) teaching this lady how to cut.
Now, here's the part where I tell you that our daughter, Julia, got her drivers license this month, and we bought her sister's old car for her to drive. She's excited, but I'm not. I never see her! She works, goes to school, and hides the camera cord to my other camera so I can't find it. (Oops! I wasn't supposed to tell you about the camera cord, but if you have teenagers you know what I'm talking about!) I'm not really sure if she would know where it is even if she were here right now. So, for right now, my pictures of the beginner quilt classes, Julia with her license, and my business trip are stuck in my other camera.
Terry says that she isn't a teacher for a beginners. I think what she means is that it's hard to un-teach a person once they have been taught the wrong way to cut, sew, and press. I guess you could say that she likes to start them young.
Okay, maybe not that young, but isn't this a sweet picture of her with her youngest grand-daughter? All of the girls in Terry's family (and me!) went to her daughter's lakehouse to sew for the weekend of Terry's birthday. All 19 of us left with a Turning Twenty quilt top completed, even the baby. Now if we could just get them to touch their machines before we go again next year!
I didn't get a chance to quilt on anything this month. I have done some sewing, but not much of anything quilt like, unless you consider using batting instead of interfacing for a bag that I made.
I guess I quilted it when I sewed down the ric-rac along the seam lines. It's my one finish this month for the One Project a Month challenge. I was really hoping to get my Bulls Eye quilt completed (my one goal for the Charming Girls and Guys quilt club), but maybe next month.
I can't leave without showing you what Steve made. I love it that he is a woodworker because he understands my need for good materials, good tools, and lots of fun gadgets that make life easier. He built this cabinet for Terry.
Terry likes primitive, so the more beat up it looks the better. It was hard for Steve to bash it with a hammer and sand paint off of the corners. I told him he should beat it with a chain and he just looked at me funny. I guess he hasn't watched the same shows that I have watched on HGTV. Now that I think about it, it would look odd to see Norm Abrams beat a piece of furniture on PBS.