On Sunday we went back to A Quilters Gathering to take another "class" (more on that later) and see the quilts on display. I'm always inspired by the quilts I see in these shows. After viewing some of the quilts though, I felt more motivated to enter some of my quilts in upcoming shows. I'm thinking of entering my fire and ice quilt in a few shows once I get it back from the quilter.
Without further adieu, the quilts:
No my rant. KK, Lynn, and myself signed up for a half day class on Sunday to make a poppy wall hanging. Prior to the class we were sent the supply list by the organizers of the show and we all went out and bought everything necessary. In total, I probably spent over $100 in supplies for this class. When we showed up, the teacher, Lenore Crawford, was wondering why everyone in the class had all of these supplies when this was just a lecture. WHAT?!? Um, we had all of our supplies because we were told that this was a class and we were sent a supply list to have for the class. She then went on to blame the show for not communicating with us properly. Then, she questioned everyone in the class as to whether or not we really expected to work on a project in a half day class and that it wasn't possible. I then said that in our half day class yesterday we were able to finish our project from start to finish. With a snarky remark, she then responded that people in her full day class hadn't even finished their quilt and she questioned whether or not we would be able to create a decent quilt in just 3 hours. Needless to say, everyone was very put off with her attitude towards everyone and the clear lack of communication between everyone, between Lenore and the festival organizers, and the organizers to the participants. On top of that, Lenore seemed very off her game throughout the lecture since this was her 4th or 5th day teaching in a row. I can understand if you're tired, but don't commit to teach a class if you aren't able to handle it. Basically, I was very disappointed with this "class." I spent all of that money to register for the class and buy all of the "required" supplies only to listen to the teacher's history and how she does her technique without even getting to try our hand at it and ask questions in person.