MAQ Report 2019 Part Two
The speaker from Friday night, Debby Kratovil, was our teacher for our Saturday class.
Over the past couple of years, Judy and I both have moved steadily away from our position on paper-piecing, i.e., "I'd rather give a cat a bath!" We've made a lot of progress and have come to love the precision of the method.
But there is always more to learn.
So we signed up for Debby's Pickle Dish class. The project is a four-block design with borders. Our goal for the day was to complete at least one block.
And we did!
I mentioned earlier that this was the 32nd MAQ event. Events 1-31 had been held at another venue, south of Gettysburg in Maryland. That site couldn't comfortably accommodate the group this year, and so a new venue had to be found.
Of course there were a few snags. But surprisingly few. And, of course, there were a few grumblers. Again, surprisingly few.
Gettysburg is a beautiful, beautiful campus. One gets one's steps in by spending a day there. Our dorm was several blocks from the cafeteria and from our class buildings. We did a lot of walking. The college was very accommodating and responsive to any issues. Interestingly, at the end of each day, we would run into some teenagers -- local high schoolers -- who were spending time volunteering on the campus. Their mission was to help the quilters get from one place to another, hauling our machine cases, toting our bundles. Lovely.