We had a very full day yesterday with lots of networking with other quilters and sharing our common interests of quilting techniques. This morning I made sure to be up in plenty of time as I had an early class with Pepper Cory. I have been reading Pepper's magazine articles for years and it was so lovely to finally meet her. The class was on how to combine machine and hand quilting in a quilt. She also started with sharing marketing ideas for shop owners. Even though I don't have a shop I found it was very interesting.
Pepper had made us all a block and we marked it with a stencil and started hand quilting the block. I will finish it and I asked Pepper to sign mine so I will have a lovely memento of my visit to Market.
Pepper also showed a couple of quilts she had finished by machine quilting the blocks along the stitching lines and then hand quilting in the blank spaces. I'll share my finish when I get home as I start more long arm classes tomorrow and the week will be fairly busy again. Busy or not, it sure is fun.
Hugs, Jan Mac