North to the Prairie Patch Quilt Guild

After a more relaxing day on Sunday it was time to get up early and pack my bags for a wet drive north to Mundelein on Monday morning. The traffic was slow but I had allowed plenty of time and the ladies helped me get all my stuff out of the car and in to the meeting room between showers.

Rose Ann had assured me that the Prairie Patchers would be a friendly bunch and they certainly were!

Business came first and then show and tell.

A cute bunny wall hanging for Easter.All of these table runners were the result of a mystery class.There was a super modern quilt,with some great quilting, best viewed from the back.A Christmas table runner,a snowman,and a little art quilt.We had a break to get organized and then it was my turn with my introductory lecture to Walking Foot Quilting before we got to sewing. Such fun.I needed to keep an eye on the back row…but everyone worked hard.There were lots of straight lines, grids and curves, and even several spirals by the end of our time together.

The skies were looking ominous as we packed up and sure enough, it was storming again as I set off home. I always tell my students that stitching practice helps quilting and I am finding that driving practice is building my confidence in the rain…

A good day!

Since Monday I’ve been trying together straight and make some plans. I’ve added several dates to my calendar, including a week in Florida next January. There is going to be some family time this weekend. I’m sure I’ll take pictures… and then Monday I’ll be in Palatine and Thursday through Saturday in Arlington Heights with the Northwest Suburban Quilters Guild. It’s quilting season!

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