When several others starting taking pictures of Libby, I grabbed my camera and was planning to do the same, but when I introduced myself and mentioned that I had listed her as one of the references in my book, she asked about it, and I just happened to have a copy of the shop flyer with me to show her. At her suggestion, she held the shop flyer for my book, and I held her book (which I had her autograph), and one of my friends took the picture. Thank you Libby!!!
The Friday / Saturday class was called Circle This, and we used quite a few techniques on our samples, and played with the circle maker tools that attached with our machines. My sample isn't quite finished, but is almost ready to have the stabilizer torn away and be quilted.
Somehow there had been some confusion as to which class Libby was supposed to be teaching, and she came prepared to teach the Radiant Circles class, which is pictured on the cover of Bernina's Through the Needle magazine, issue 32. Well, since she had the handouts for the class, she generously handed them out to us, and explained how to do the circles. Even though I hadn't felt well all day in class, between dinner and the thought of that handout gave me a second wind, and I stayed up making this quilt top!
Sunday's class was Two for One Threadplay, and since we were working on two at the same time, I decided to use one to try out techniques on, and the other for my favorites. I really like doing free motion zigzag stitches on the edges of my applique leaves, and used it along the sides of the applique in a similar way that she used zigzag machine stitches, the difference being that I didn't need to turn the fabric to follow the curves, because I could stitch in any direction.
I haven't done bobbin work in quite a while, and as soon as Libby stitched a sample swirl, I knew it was what I wanted to use on my sample. This first little sample is finished, and I'm ready to tear away the stabilizer, and plan to use the circle tool to quilt circles with green metallic threads that will look like ripples in water.