Thursday, October 2, 2008

Spokane Quilt Guild

Last week we spent 5 great days in Spokane, Washington. Nancy and I did two lectures and two classes for the Washington State Quilt Guild, Spokane Chapter. What fun we had! Michele Crawford, the workshop chairwoman, picked us up from the airport and transported us to the Hampton Inn. We had a nice chat and learned about her company, Flower Box Quilts.

Later in the afternoon, Jackie Wolff, owner of the Quilting Bee, picked us up and took us back to her shop and gave us the grand tour--WOW!--it's always fun to see behind the scenes. We have been friends with Jackie for many years and had always wanted to visit her shop. Thanks Jackie for the tour and thanks for the delicious dinner. We enjoyed meeting your husband!

On Thursday, Carolyn Kruger, the guild president, picked us up for the guild meetings, gave us a short tour of downtown Spokane and then took us for a delightful lunch at the Elk. The Spokane guild is very active--over 300 members present for the afternoon and over 150 for the evening meeting. Inbetween, we had a great dinner at the Moose, with several guild members. It's always inspiring to see the guild's show and tell--in this case, I have never seen so many large quilts. Great job ladies!

Friday and Saturday we taught two different classes, Friday, Color By the Yard and Saturday, Christmas Pickle. In CBTY we had a Lynda, another Lynda, a Linda and a Belinda. : ) I'm sure that in the not to distant future you will be seeing some finished quilts right here on the blog. Check out the slide show.

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Friday evening, we met up with Mary Lou Weidman. Mary Lou is a fellow teacher and fabric designer. She took us to Duncan Gardens in Manito Park. WOW again! We were so lucky to see the gorgeous dahlias and roses that they are noted for. Check out this picture of Nancy and a beautiful rose colored dahlia and yes, the flower is bigger than Nancy's head!!! I will share some more flower pictures in a few days.

All in all, we had a great time and thank the Spokane quild for inviting us to Spokane. Maybe we'll be out your way again.

Nancy and Lynda


Michele Crawford said...

Hi Lynda and Nancy,
Thank you so much for spending time with me last Wednesday, and for posting the nice comment about my pattern and kit company! I appreciate your support and the hits I've been receiving because of your note. I sent the link to your blog to all the WSQ board members so they could read the nice comments and see the photos from the classes. Thank you so much! So glad you had a good time here in Spokane. I'm glad Mary Lou took you to the Duncan Gardens too!
Michele Crawford

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