Friday evening, September 6
We were thrilled to welcome Christina Cameli @afewscraps to our Central Florida MQG chapter meeting at North Lake Presbyterian Church. Christina traveled all day, from Portland, Oregon, to arrive in Orlando and be delivered to Lady Lake in time for the 6:30 meeting.
Based on her book by the same name, this was Christina's program topic - Texture.
Her trunk show was also evidence of her skill at domestic machine quilting.
Saturday, September 7
Our workshop was at a new-to-us venue, The Art Workshop in Summerfield. Fantastic lighting made colors pop, and quilting easy to see.
At intervals, Christina explained how to stitch different designs...
...inviting students to come up and watch her hand-drawn demonstrations on a flip chart, and see examples quilted into fabric.
In between demonstrations, students tackled each assignment with enthusiasm.
|Sherry @otterbeequilting who came from Boca Raton and the South Florida MQG|
|Foreground: Rosemary @daisys_driver|
Background: Laurel from Lake County Quilters Guild
|Patti @pattil712 from the Orlando MQG|
|Patty's friend, Linda @lblakley818|
|Christina giving Pat a little guidance|
|L: Dee A.; R: Linda L.|
Without exception, everyone praised Christina's teaching style; what they learned and their excitement about quilting in a gridwork; and the wonderful facility.
|Christina and Carole|
Hooray for a special day!
Dinner afterward was relaxing, and a great occasion to share new quilt-y friendships.
Many thanks to our executive committee members, and program assistants for making Christina's visit go smoothly! L-R: Treasurer Kathy; President Karen; Media Coordinator and Program Assistant Linda; Membership and Program Assistant Gwen; Guest Christina Cameli; Librarian Cindy; and Program Assistant Missy.