Thursday, February 18, 2016

Lee Was Here

Saturday morning, February 13 saw a great turn-out for Lee Heinrich's (FreshlyPieced) program at Eisenhower Recreation Center in The Villages.

Lee had shipped 22 books - "Vintage Quilt Revival" - and stacks of patterns that she did a brisk business of selling and autographing.

Her presentation was information-packed (of note was seeing Lee's various walking foot domestic machine quilting designs), informal, and eye-pleasing.

Four quilt holders volunteered to show each of Lee's 20 or so quilts, walking them down aisles so everyone could closely view them, and take photos.

A number of the quilts shown were from her book.

Saturday afternoon, 18 quilters took Lee's "Advanced Piecing" workshop. This photo of some of the completed blocks was shared on

On Sunday (Valentine's Day) from 9-3 at Laurel Manor Recreation Center, nine students participated in the "Off the Grid" workshop. After viewing Lee's presentation on modern layouts, as a group we looked at each quilter's blocks to suggest and share ideas for possible layouts. Karen E's blocks are shown in this photo.

Most of the "Off the Grid" attendees posed for a group picture at the end of class. Lora's blocks are on the design wall in the background.
L-R: Linda H;  Karen E; Joan M; Lora D; Susan Si; Lee; and Carole S.
Missing from this photo were members of Central Florida MQG and Quilting Guild of The Villages: Beth S; Joanne H; and Susan Sm. Thanks to QGOTVer Suzanne for being our angel and photographer!

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