Thursday, April 12, 2018
MQX - Day 1
Today was my first day attending MQX in Manchester, NH. My first class was scheduled to be with Jessica Gamez but due to an emergency, her mother replaced her. Her mom is Deloa Jones and was a wonderful teacher! This class was all about combining different free motion patterns to make a whole new pattern. This concept is very well illustrated if you look at the background of this quilt. There are different patterns but they all work so well together! The quilting adds so much interest to this piece.
Deloa Jones designs some great rulers for the longarm. I just had to go to her booth and buy a few items. I also bought a stencil made up of a one inch grid of straight lines. These stencils come in very handy to mark backgrounds.
My second class with Dense and Dainty Free-hand Fills with Margaret Solomon Gunn. I can't believe how much information she packed into the 2 hour lecture.
I got some great handouts so I can remember what she was trying to teach us! I need them after the overload of information from this wonderful teacher. She passed out lots of samples. Her quilting is just beautiful!
I had a successful first day. I have one more class left tomorrow. I always look forward to this show every year but it goes by too fast! I'll let you know about my last class soon.
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