When a member of my guild posted to our Facebook page that Lizzy was doing a Meadow Quilt tour, I got overly excited at the opportunity! Lizzy is one of my favorite fabric designers and her fabric is just AH-MA-ZING. Plus, her Pearl Bracelets line is such a hit and a super versatile fabric. I feel like nearly all of the modern quilts I look at lately features at least a snippet of Pearl Bracelets somewhere in the quilt.
Sunday was a tough day for me. I was extremely tired from an overnight work camping trip on Friday night (I can't bounce back like I used to) and it was resulting in a fun combo of tired, grouchy and slightly nauseous from lack of sleep. But, I needed to solider on - Lizzy was waiting! I planted myself in my seat, setup my area and tuned into Lizzy.
|Lizzy with the Meadow Quilt|
Class opened with Lizzy talking about herself a bit and her pattern. We all introduced ourselves and spoke about whey we were taking the class. The next part had Lizzy walking around and helping us each choose and group our fabrics. Let me tell you - having hands-on help and guidance from a major fabric designer was just incredible. I had my groups pretty well made, but Lizzy helped me tweak and refine my choices and make sure the overall layout of the quilt flowed well. I was also paying rapt attention while she was helping my classmates so I could learn as much as possible from her. It think it was just wonderful that she took the time out to help each of us individually.
|The start of my fabric groupings.|
While we were cleaning up, Lizzy took the time to take pictures with us and chat with each of us. She was genuinely interested to talk to each of us and she asked me if I'd be at QuiltCon (which you already know my feelings on - I won't be...wahhhh!). I WISH I had a chance to see Lizzy again - some day! We shared a big hug and sadly it was time to go.
|Our creative space (aka messy space).|
|My finished blocks of the day. Great start!|
|Me and Lizzy!|
You can also read the write-up on the day here on our Guild's blog!