Wednesday, December 14, 2011

And A Good Time Was Had By All!

Last Saturday, the BMQG hosted a color theory class taught by Nancy Rink, of Nancy Rink Designs. I'm happy to report that it was a smashing success! We had 17 students in the class, and we filled the classroom at Strawberry Patches

Nancy started the class by sharing some of her award-winning quilts and explaining the color scheme involved in the creation of each one. She does amazing work, so getting a mini trunk show was an extra treat for the class! After enjoying all of her quilts, she set about teaching us how to use the 3-in-1 Color Tool by Joen Wolfrom. Many of us already owned the color tool, but we had no idea how to use it. Finally learning how to use the tool and gain confidence in choosing fabrics for quilts, was worth the cost of the class! Everyone brought a variety of fabrics for the class, and it was great fun to stand back and watch everyone digging, sorting, sharing, and thoroughly enjoying the entire process of creating blocks to fit each color scheme. Nancy was great about getting to each student, giving everyone one-on-one help and encouragement.

Part of Nancy's instruction included going through the quilt shop and pulling bolts of fabrics. Nancy asked students to use their color tools to choose coordinating fabrics for the print chosen. What a great exercise! Everyone, from the beginning quilter to the advanced quilter, learned something new! There were several comments about how great the class was, and Nancy said she thoroughly enjoyed teaching such a warm and enthusiastic group! Thank you, Nancy, for such a great class! Thank you also to Christiane' Marzi, for being a great 'Vanna White' and making sure that everyone got to see each quilt up close.

Thank you to Strawberry Patches, and their awesome staff! They went out of their way to help pull everything together, and they were very patient about us wandering the store and pulling all of those bolts of fabric. Becky, Kara, Marissa, and Andie... you ladies rock! Thank you, Suzanne, for always being so supportive of our group and hosting us in your shop!

May you all be enjoying some wonderful holiday sewing,

Lynn and Nicci


  1. We DID have a wonderful time! Great event, and thanks to all who planned such an inspiring program!

  2. I was so happy during that class! Great company, positive environment and such an encouraging teacher!

  3. I'm so sorry I couldn't be there. I heard lots of great comments about the great time you all had. Thank you for letting us host your group.

  4. We wish you could have been there too, Suzanne. Though I bet you were having an equally good time!

  5. I'm sorry you weren't there, too, Suzanne! It was our pleasure to have our class in your shop!