Let me tell you about Road – it is the most fun, people packed week for quilters. It is held in Ontario right around Martin Luther King Day. There are classes with long arm machines, hand piecing, crazy quilting, paper piecing and many others. Check out the webpage http://www.road2ca.com for more information. The quilt in this picture was done by the instructor, and this is one class I was hesitant to take. Curves have never been my friend – either in quilting or on the body (little humor). I am blanking out on her name but she is in the San Diego area and has published a few books of patterns.
But I took the class and really enjoyed it. I have conquered curves – at least with fabric. And speaking of fabric….
I spent New Year’s Day putting away fabric I had purchased earlier this year and also any fabric I had sitting out. Then I put together a top with some borders (picture later) and pulled together fabric for one of my classes at Road to California. Normally I will go to the fabric store and buy specific fabric for the class. This year – I am working through the stash of fabric. In two of my three classes, it will be stash fabric. My third class is done with felt and the kit will be sold by the instructor.
So if you aren’t busy January 24-27th, stop by the Ontario convention Center. This is for quilters, crafts people (you should see the crystals, buttons and stencils that are offered), dress designers, or anyone who likes to sew. Plenty of sewing machines, both regular, long arm, embroidery, etc. Hope to see you there. Also, the most amazing quilts on display – it is an overload of color and wonderfulness.
Thanks for reading.