Jacquie's lecture was warm & from the heart, with lots of beautiful quilts. I wasn't able to get photos as I ended being one of my own quilt holders----I barely got to see the quilts! Luckily, she will be visiting another local guild in January, Cameo Quilters, so maybe I can sneak in, sit in the back, and enjoy myself there, with no program responsibilities.
The workshops had amazing energy and a very cohesive, friendly group of people. Jacquie is one of the hardest working teachers I've seen in a long, long, time. A lifelong educator and principal, her teaching skills are strong. Organized, a people person, she moved around that room all day long, both days. She had so much energy, enthusiasm & friendliness . I caught her in mid-sentence here. It doesn't hurt that she loves wearing my favorite color, chartreuse! Flannel design walls were everywhere.
Here is one of Jacquie's stitch & flips that she brought.
We had some nice dinners with quilters both modern and traditional, and talked about many things in our time together. We talked about how those worlds merge (modern & traditional), how they have more in common than not, creativity & passion.
I came out of that 4 days more impressed than ever with this wonderful teacher & person, grateful I had the chance to be part of it, and smiling, smiling, smiling, for days afterward. I really enjoyed having this time to get to know a quilter who I am positive is going to have a large footprint in our world, the world that matters most to us, the world of quilting!
Thanks for visiting, Jacquie Gering! Looking forward to seeing you again!