Good Morning, Quilters!
Did YOU miss me? Last week I was teaching at the beautiful John C Campbell Folk School nestled in the Appalachia mountains of North Carolina. The JCCFS was started in 1925 by John and Olive Campbell to teach and share crafts and music in southern Appalachia. Read more about the history of the folk school here.
Third Year Teaching
This was my third trip to the folk school with my sister, Pat and my daughter, Faye. Pat was my trusty assistant in the quilting classroom, while Faye took the “Deconstructing Pizza” class.
In the above photo, Pat and Faye are standing in front of theblacksmithing building. If you look closely you will see the school’s motto “Sing behind the plow.”
Teaching at the John C Campbell Folk School
Pat and I had the great fortune to spend the week with a very talented group of quilters from all over the US.
We worked hard, but laughed even harder!
Five Days of Quilting
The quilters had plenty of time to work on their own projects and to confer with old and new friends.
Personality over Perfection!
One of my goals was to emphasize how quilters should add their own personality to their quilts. We worked on a few small projects together, but spent the majority of the time designing individual quilts.
I am delighted with the results!!!
Teaching and Learning
As you can see, this is a very talented group of quilters. I was inspired by their creativity and as usual, I learned more from them than they did from me!
They have all promised to share photos of their completed projects. Let’s hold them to very short deadlines-LOL…
I’m not sure when I will return to the Folk School–perhaps 2021.
November, 2019 Wausau Pine Tree Quilter
January, 2020 Maui Quilters
March-Arlington and Reston, Virginia Quilt Guilds
April-White Bear Lake, MN (tentative)
May-Spring Quilt Market-Pittsburgh
July-BERNINA Universtiy Palm Springs, CA
I better get TSA pre-check!!
For the next few months, I plan to be a more consistent blogger, quilter, exerciser,
Let’s talk about the Quilting Roadmap, couching, more motifs, gifts for quilters, thread, batting….
Inspired in Minnesota,
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