Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hoity Toity Houses at the John C.Campbell school a BIG success and so much fun too


Above is a photo of Kathy's "hoity toity" house which is not completed yet
Below is a photo of Kathy Skomer, Me and Kathy Collins

So, I am home from rainy but wonderful North Carolina. I missed my flight and stayed in Atlanta only to have to catch a shuttle to the airport at 6am. After 8 1/2 hours of flight and waiting I am home tired and with an earache but happy that John C.Campbell brought such lovely people and things to my life.
If you ordered anything in the past week, Kathy was with me at the school as my helper hostess and so we had no way of checking your orders or sending anything out. We are working on this and will have your orders out this week.
We had 12 lovely ladies in a full class and all with giving and wonderful personalities. Each person came to class not knowing what they had to do for the hoity toity houses and Susan a girl who owns "Out of the Box" quilt shop (no kidding) in Alabama said the first night she thought she was in over her head. Wait until you see her wonderful quilt.
My classes are based on art more than traditional quilting and tend to try to free you up through hoochy mama quilting methods and just letting go creatively. This is hard if you haven't done it since grade school but as people said this week "it is hard to go back to regular quilting after you learn how to do this." We had wonderful quilts come out of the class.
We also had one girl who had not ever quilted. She did a large baby quilt all with hoochy blocks and also pieced the hearts hoochy style for the backing. She is getting married in May and can't wait to start having babies. This quilt will be for her first child. Pretty wonderful stuff.
I am going back to bed but stay tuned here for plenty of photos of Atlanta adventures with my friend Kathy Collins, class photos, and photos of the people and places at John C. Campbell.
It is a fabulous place to take a class and if you don't get their catalogue, you should!
Come and take a class from me in September - "Plaid to Meet You"

3 comments:

Carol said...

Welcome home MaryLou!
Glad Kathy could come along and enjoy the Campbell school, too. It looks like a wonderful place!

Sandi said...

Hi Mary Lou,

Kathy's quilt is looking amazing, I like her huge sunflowers and all the cats in the window.

I hope she sends a picture of the finished quilt.

Who's quilt is behind the 3 of you?

Sandi in New Westminster B.C.

quiltteacher said...

Oh so jealous I missed this class. I had planned to be there for this wonderful week of stitchin', talkin' and just good girl fun. Can't wait to see all the pictures!