Monday, March 18, 2013

Kim Diehl -- the afterglow

I have been busier than a beaver this past week.  I welcomed Kim Diehl to speak at the GLHQ meeting last week and we had over 90 members and 22 guests!!  Woohoo!  We had three very successful workshops   with a total of 73 students with Kim.  It was amazing to watch all of the participants just enjoy the workshops and speak so highly of Kim.  We all learned so much and I know I'm going to finish the quilts I started in class.

Kim was so easy going-- I had plotted out in my head all the restaurants I would take her to but you know what?  She was totally satisfied just getting a sandwich at Jimmy John's -- no diva there!  She's working on her next book, with a deadline nearing, and she really just wanted to relax in her motel room at the end of the day.

 Doesn't my banner from VistaPrint look great?!

 Kim was helping someone with their mono filament thread.

 Karen looks like she's attacking something with her bottle of Best Pressed but I assure you, she's just pressing some fabric.

 Busy bees!

Kim is working with Joyce here.

Carmen from Cousin's Quilt Shop in Bellaire brought LOTS of goodies to our workshops and lecture:

It was so amazing -- Carmen worked on the honor system:  she would write down on a notepad what you were taking from her tables, and then squaring up with you at the end of the day.  Or in my case after two days -- I can honestly say she did a LOT of business.  We had a total of 73 students over 3 days -- she had a captive audience!  It was so helpful to have a quilt shop on site with all of our necessities!

I am no where near ready to show you what I worked on in the two classes I took, but will hopefully have something to show for it in the coming week.


Anonymous said...

You did a fabulous job, Suzanne! The workshops were fun and Kim is a delight! Thanks again for all your hard work!
~Joyce in MI

Anonymous said...

~ good job! ;-D