Before heading off to Nebraska I made a quick day trip down to the first fall Paducah Quilt Week to take a class with my quilting hero, Lisa Bonjean. It was everything I hoped it would be and more! Lisa is a fantastic designer and even better teacher. I didn't get very far on my project but have it all prepped to stitch. Perhaps I can have it finished for fall next year!
We learned several new tricks from our Open Studio classmates and saw some amazing work. One of this year's teachers, Jeana Kimball, shared some of her recent Baltimore album research with us and gave us a sneak preview of the Jane Austin-inspired quilt she is working on.
She's added some appliqué to some of her diamonds and changed the border to triangles. It looks great so far!
I don't have much in the way of my own work to share in this post, so I will settle for a somewhat recent picture of my Maggie rug. Since this was taken I've hooked the bird and the tree and have started the background in that section. I am making myself finish the background nearly down to the cabin before hooking the cabin itself - I can't stand to leave the boring stuff for last!
I would love to have this finished and ready to bind when I head to Janice's next week. Not that there's any chance that will happen! How long until I can retire??