CQJP2015 Peacock Project

CQJP2015 Peacock Project
Only four out of 12...in progress

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Crazy Quilt Class...
   Today was the first of four Thursday classes...don't know why I was so nervous....but it was so much fun.  I just love seeing the excitement on their faces....
I got to the classroom at NKA a full half hour early....well, after I ran across town and got a Pumpkin smoothie from Jamba in hopes that would settle my nerves!
My wonderful friend and facilitator, Angie showed up at the same time and helped me lug everything up to the second floor. We immediately set up the room in a "U" shape with the tables, so that I could use the middle to walk around in, actually cutting down on the walking for me and my healing knees!
  While Angie set up the greeting table with handouts and baggies for them to choose from, I began on my demonstration table.
  I set up two irons and my handi-dandi ironing carry bags...had two irons going all class.

 Some of my early projects...along with the pillow that they are designing their pieces after.  Each week I will bring in more of my own projects to show the progression of my personal Crazy quilt journey.
A couple more samples of different size squares, which I often use to demonstrate a stitch for them.

Here are some Crazy Quilt Gatherings magazines, the new 2015 calendar, along with my Under the Sea that is a feature in the calendar.

 A couple antique Crazy Quilts for them to see the variety available from the past.  And now the students are arriving.....
 Well, time to get to work...a few pieces of Halloween candy to give them energy and we all dove in.
After a few minutes of housekeeping and introductions, began by opening the baggies and bringing out the fabrics and foundation piece. And before we knew it, the 2 hours were over, and most will have only half completed their squares...Next Thursday we will pick up where we left off and finish the squares before we begin with embroidery stitches!
As for me...I will be spending the weekend getting ready for the first Tuesday of four Tuesday classes!!! I try to keep the classes to no more than 10, and we had 9 show up...Tuesday has 12 on the list and there were still 11 on a waiting list!!!! I have already signed up for classes in January-March. It will be two classes of 4 weeks back-to-back!


  1. Applause Applause - I knew you could do it and love it!! I bet your students can't wait to get back in class!!!

  2. How wonderfully organized you are! All the examples of inspiration is sure to get their creativity going. I like how you had kits ready for them to choose. Wish I were a fly on the wall.

  3. Thanks, Nicki...it was fun. Wish you could be there with me!!!

  4. Mosaic,
    thanks for your comments, keep watching for more inspiration.