Insomnia, MQG, AQS and ABC
Now that’s an intriguing and odd title for a post, don’t you think? How the heck am I going to tie this together into one pretty nice bow? Surprisingly, they all are related in an odd sort of way. Recently, I shared a great link in our Thursday loves post from Linda at Cozy Quilts for a Free Motion QAL that runs the whole calendar year for 2018. There are three different levels for the sessions, so you can work at the level that fits you best or all three if you’d like. Check it out if you are interested – it looks really cool!
I have been considering taking some hands-on FMQ classes but this just might fit the bill.
Dealing very frequently with insomnia, I solve so many problems of the world during the middle of the night. In the midst of a particularly long sleepless night (no sleep after 10:30pm and the alarm goes off at 4:30am) I was trying to deliberate my FMQ practice choices. Besides the QAL link shared above, I also have been participating in Angela Walter’s Facebook FMQ challenge. That reminds me – she started a new challenge on May 14th. The topic is feathers! I used to get email reminders about her videos and haven’t lately. Hmm. Here are two other possible/definite FMQ solutions for learning.
MQG – QuiltCon 2019
I told Sue I wanted to go to Nashville in February to the Modern Quilt Guid’s QuiltCon 2019. Was she interested in joining me??! They do not have their class schedule released yet, but I really want to take some hands-on classes AND not have to haul my sewing machine along with me. That sounds just awful, and is one of the main drawbacks to taking a class at any quilt shop near me. My Ellie Elna sewing machine is in a sunken table and I don’t want to dismantle everything just to learn. The tradeoff just isn’t worth it to me. Sewwwwwww, what to do, what to do? It would be rather expensive to travel to Nashville.
AQS – Grand Rapids QuiltWeek
Has anyone ever heard of David Taylor Quilts? He will be teaching a class called “Yes, You Can Stipple” at the AQS QuiltWeek in Grand Rapids.
pressured convinced Sue to take this class with me. The picture above looks so cool, and so easy. We get to sew on Bernina sewing machines!! Yippee, a different machine than I’ve ever experienced. We will buy a kit in class for $30 and then spend three hours with David. I hope he’s a good teacher and that we learn a lot. Sue is nervous – she thinks she can’t do this. Heck, we both got this. Boom – mike drop. No doubt.
Well, Dominic hasn’t learned his yet but I do sing the ABC song to him along with the counting song. On the quilting topic though, I use these letters when I can’t think of AQS or MQG. They don’t really flow off the tongue well at all, while ABC is easy to remember. So if I ever say I’m going to the ABC quilt show, that means it is some acronym that I can’t possibly recall. It may or may not be either of these two shows as I am sure there are others. Do you think the one class in GR is enough? That coupled with the link shared here and Angela’s challenge may just be enough, right? Obviously not enough but certainly able to point me firmly in a more comfortable direction.
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