Monday, February 4, 2008

Scrap Therapy

I went to a retreat this weekend in Apple Valley, CA. Me and my buddy Sherrie drove the hour and a half to the Ambassador Hotel. The retreat was hosted by our local sewing machine store, Moore's Sewing Center, that opened a new store in that area. It was a really nice set up with the machines provided so no lugging our babies with us. We learned about sorting and cutting our scrap fabrics and made a wall hanging on Sunday. Both of the teachers we had were great. On Saturday we had Scrap Therapy with Joan Ford. We cut our scraps into usable squares and started our little the piles in our new clear plastic shoebox. We made star blocks with our freshly cut pieces. I got visions of a scrappy quilt in my future!!! It is very doable and the one thing she said that stuck with me the most is cutting those scraps is VERY overwhelming. Start with a handful. So that's what I'm going to do! (Stay tuned to see how long my the excitement lasts.) lol

On Sunday, we did a wall hanging with Betty Cotton of The Cotton Theory. Betty had her daughter Katie with her. What a sweet couple of ladies. The class was great and both Sherrie and I DID finish our wallhanging in the class. Well, almost. We quilted front and back but we need to do is add the binding. Oh, and cut up 3 baskets of scraps, give or take a couple! :o)

1 comment:

Angela said...

teeheeee I need therapy. Just dont know if it is the scrappy kind. Love the wallhanging.