Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sewdown Nashville.

Home from Nashville Sewdown with the Modern Quilt Guild! A great weekend of fabric flying, ideas swirling and creativity everywhere you looked! Myself,  Anna Maria Horner, Carolyn Friedlander, and Angela Walters taught classes, and Elizabeth Dackson,  Alexia Abegg and Maddie Kertay gave lectures at our meal times.
I taught  my 15 Minutes of Play class, and we worked on made fabrics, and many skill building techniques.  Including the dreaded Y seam!  Sorry you missed the class, right? hehe!  Love the Mini Dresdens being played with in solids, above!

It's always great to walk around class to see all the beautiful fabrics. Just when you think you've seen them all, another color appears and you want it. All of it, really! Right?  Ooh! So pretty!

Very creative ideas!  Here the Made fabric is begin turned into a yoke for  the front fo a childs dress! Isn't it the cutest thing ever!!!
Dresden play with Made fabrics, are always fun! Making new friends is always the best at these events.

Meeting up with Old friends is always great too! SO nice to see you Rene and Leanne!  (Having a walk around in Downtown Nashville. ;-)

The trip to Anna Maria's house was fun! Beautiful space, and a house that looks exactly how you think a Anna Maria house would look! Full of amazing color and prints. She was very kind to have 90 of us in her home and studio.

Her "fabric Room" below...  yep. Fantastic! A few bundle "pretties" came home with me, too!

At the end of the event, people who bought new Janome Machines,  asked us all to sign them! Never been asked to do that before! FUN!

Such a nice event, and so many new friends... I hope your weekend was filled with fabric and friends too! So nice to be back home. ;-)


  1. I just love the mini dresdens and don't like the regular ones. How do you make a mini one? Paper piecing? Templates? They are stunning!

  2. I'm glad you made it home safely! Your class was so fun, as was hanging out and seeing Nashville!

  3. Looks like you had so much fun. Ever thought of coming to Australia.

  4. What a fabulous weekend! That looks like so much fun! Serious envy happening here!! Love all the different blocks and made fabrics happening.

  5. That looks like too much fun. This kind of event is definitely on my bucket list.

  6. Sew Down Nashville was such a fantastic event! It was great seeing you again and getting to hang out for a while. Your class was so much fun. Can't wait for your workshops in Orlando!

  7. can see everyone had a great time, I will just have to do my 15 mins of play from your book here in the UK. Love the couch in Ann Marie`s home so many colourful fabrics make it look delicious

  8. Thanks for sharing your friends...old and new. I want to see what they are making, too. So much creativity everywhere!!


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