It was a chatty relaxed meet up. I taught some EPP skills plus some Sizzix Big Shot action for hexagons and more with fabrics kindly supplied by Annie at Village Haberdashery.
Helen, Tami and friend (I want to say Sue?) busying away at their hexagons.
Hello lovely ladies!
I forgot how incredibly uplifting it is to be surrounded by people who all love the same thing. I didn't sew many stitches as I was teaching, but really the sewing is incidental, it is the meeting up and sharing that makes these days special. Bags to marvel over, skirts to admire, blocks and accessories to coo over. Sponsors provided raffle prizes for some lucky winners as well as some goodies for us all to take away. I was very lucky winning vintage 1976 Laura Ashley fabric won in the raffle (I may have punched the air) and I was also given some aptly named tea wrapped up in Liberty lawn (peacock feathers in the background) the lovely Helen, thank you Helen and it was great to meet you at last!
I know Fi was nervous as this was the first one but it was so warmly received that she has already started planning the next Exeter meeting. I wasn't nervous because I know Fi is a great organiser, she intuitively brings like minded people together. It will be a little longer this time and is pencilled in for early Autumn, I have a few ideas on what to teach too. Thankyou to Fi x
Meanwhile, more meetings are coming up in London and Liverpool and Fat Quarterly Retreat is getting closer- 3 days of that feeling, bring it on!