I was teaching at the PNQE 2017! In a shocker my students were incredible! This event had me teaching three classes on the long arms, which were kindly provided by Val of, The Longarm Network, thanks so much Val! Our tech support was provided by Matt (we would have been lost without him). Typically we have the double duo team of Matt and Keith but unfortunately Keith was not in attendance; he was greatly missed. AND those that enjoy their company during the evening really missed the pair as I have heard they are very entertaining!
So here are a few pictures from PNQE. My classes wouldn’t be the same without one troublemaker participating, see if you can pick her out.
Every student gave a 110%, and as usual I was a very proud of these students. They never cease to amaze me with their willingness to try new things and step outside their comfort zone. Kudos to all of you!
The morning prior to classes was spent setting up our booth. I was actually excited to break away from the booth and see my students BUT the most exciting part of my morning was sharing the news to my good friend, Deb Levy, that she won Best of Show! Her work is incredible and she was more than worthy of the award.
Many people stopped by to view her amazing piece, I only witnessed a couple of people drooling over it. Not to worry I was close by with bibs, and napkins in hand!
On a personal note, I was more than thrilled that my quilt, A Silver Lining, won Best Wall Quilt. Excuse the poor photography but I was in a bit of a hurry. Places to go and people to see.
A Silver Lining
After completing two wonderful days of teaching, I spent the remainder of my time vending. Although I did not take few, if any pictures, I had many visitors. Making new friends and catching up with old ones, was terrific! I had the opportunity to see one of my favorite mother daughter duos, Debbie and Donna Lohman! Thank you both for taking the time to say hello, it is always great to see the two of you! Other guests included, Jolene, who took a moment to stop by on her way back to Florida, Teri Lucas, Renee, and so many other incredible individuals! I must admit that connecting with such wonderful people is one of the best parts of attending these events.
A HUGE Congrats goes out to Debbie Lohman for receiving “Best Longarm Workmanship in the Traditional Category”! No pixie dust needed you spread all the sparkle on that beautiful award-winning piece on your own!
During my trip to Hershey, Judy and I met Daria (seen in picture below). We spent time chatting about our favorite topic… quilting, of course! But who knew I’d come to PNQE and discover that Daria won the award for “Best Longarm Workmanship”? Obviously, she is one talented quilter! Way to go Daria!
Best Longarm Workmanship
Believe it or not, Judy and I did have a little down time in between customers. Downtime between customers doesn’t mean downtime for getting work done. Judy and I made the most of our time by completing some hand work.
As you can see I REALLY made the most of my time and accomplished quite a bit!
What do you do during down time while vending? Is there something special you have in the works?