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Quilting Adventures in Richmond, VA

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

Last weekend I was teaching at a fabulous quilt store in Richmond, VA.  I'm afraid I left quite a bit of my hard earned dollars in the store.  I had a difficult time deciding which fabrics to buy, so bought a bunch.  If you are ever in Richmond, VA go to Quilting Adventures.
http://www.quiltingadventures.com
QuiltAdvJun09classroom The classroom is roomy with project walls for those making quilts.  We were making dolls and also the cover from my new book, Creative Cloth Explorations.  Everyone was able to spread out and not feel crowded.  It was wonderful for all of us.

QuiltAdvJune09 The ten hearty souls that took my two-day Aerin class were heaps of fun.  We dyed all kinds of fabrics, collaged, used the embellishing machines, drew and sculpted the dolls face, did some more dyeing – in other words, we had a very diverse two days.

Mary Terry on the far right in the dark shirt and blue jeans was my host.  He and her husband, Henry, helped make me feel at home in their home.

Kathleen Chrisman is in the green next to Mary.  Kathleen is the editor of Dolls Unlimited, an online doll-zine.  Kathleen teaches doll making classes in the shop.

Joyce Hartley is the owner of this amazing shop.  She's got a fabulous staff who are extremely helpful.  You'll love looking at all the samples, and fondling all the marvelous fabrics.  And, Joyce got me hooked on WonderFil threads.  My Bernina machines like them.  I still love Kreinik's machine threads, and Superior and Mettler.  But, that's for another post.