Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Thrill of Victory

It happens every time. I don't care whether the quilter is 7 or 70. When someone finishes a project, there's a big goofy smile that just doesn't leave. Look at Debby and Jenny. They are thrilled with how their Hobo Bags turned out! And I am, too. They did great work in this 6-hour workshop, and it has paid off handsomely.

Although both Deb and Jen have handled sewing machines before, they hadn't done any quilting and did a great job quilting the strap, body, and contrast band of their purses.  They also constructed their linings and designed their pockets.  Their zippers, with a bit of help from the Good Zipper Fairy, work beautifully, and their strap length was individualized for each. 

While Debby and Jenny were learning techniques of purse construction, I too was learning techniques of teaching purse construction.  I now know more about teaching machine quilting and  about zippers.  This workshop went smoothly, and the next one will be even better!


Carol G said...

What a nice advertisement Debby and Jenny make for your purse workshop.

Emily said...

Awesome! It's so much fun to teach people what you love to do!