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From: lendube
Date: 10-17-2006, 01:45 PM (1 of 4)
Yay! Finally got to a good, fun quilt class yesterday. The best part was that it was taught by a dear old friend of mine that I hadn't seen for ages. :love:

The class was great. She taught The Crazy Nine Patch and I really feel like I got some good hints and advice on quilt construction. I finished 18 out of 36 squares at the class and that's a miracle since I was an hour late.

I left home in time to get there about 15 minutes early. It's about a 35 minute drive to this town. When I was just a couple miles away, right on time, there was the traffic on this two lane highway at a dead standstill. There were curves everywhere so I didn't have a clue what was up. Some folks were running around and one was an acquaintance and she told me that there was a truck overturned straddling the highway. It was going to be a while.

Cars started turning around, me included since there's one alternate route but only after backtracking about 6 or 7 miles. Okay, took that route only to be stopped for 16 (yes, I counted them) minutes for crews laying underground pipes!!! Luckily I was able to let the shop know what was going on (had to try every couple of minutes waiting for service for my cell phone).

At first I was angry :bang: then resigned. You know how that goes. You can only do so much.

Still turned out to be a lot of fun and I learned something! :up:

Lennie :bg:
User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: MotherInLaw
Date: 10-17-2006, 02:16 PM (2 of 4)
Lennie, Doesn't it make you want to say, "Hey why didn't I learn how to do this years ago?" I love quilting and the more I do it the more I want to do some more.

Traffic around here is like that right now. Everywhere I go I have to go so far and all the roads it seems like are being repaired and you have to take a short cut which is really the long way around the construction site where they are repairing the road. It's amazing how well I know all the back roads out here in the country now. :wink: My husband is amazed by how I know how to get around here.
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
User: MotherInLaw
Member since: 06-25-2005
Total posts: 1118
From: Patty22
Date: 10-17-2006, 02:33 PM (3 of 4)
So Lennie, was this the first of many classes (1st class of the session), or are you going to sign up for more?
User: Patty22
Member since: 03-29-2006
Total posts: 1194
From: lendube
Date: 10-17-2006, 04:22 PM (4 of 4)
hi ladies,

This was a one time class for this particular quilt. It wasn't presented as a beginner class per se. My friend and I are getting together at her house to finish the top. It's been about a year since I've seen her so I'm really looking forward to seeing her again.

I'll continue to take relevent classes at this shop. My friend started out there as an active co-owner but has backed off since she's got Lupus and it just knocks her out sometimes.

I have found that regarding getting around the best thing to do is get lost. I've learned more about back roads, etc. that way. I've also just followed a group of cars that "looked" like they knew where they were going and I've lucked out that way once in a while too! :up:

Lennie :smile:
User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
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