In addition to seeing a number of returning students, there were several folks new to my Mystery Class, which is always such a treat. Another special treat this year was the spectacular weather - it was calm and 63 degrees on Saturday and almost as warm on Sunday! Some of the old-timers reminisced about the year of the wind storm that knocked out power to Cannon Beach until 2 pm on Saturday....that made for an interesting class! But no such drama this year - just perfect beachcombing weather when students wanted to take a break from quilting.
This year I told students to bring water fabric, some green fabric, and their favorite flower color. The water lily is a quilt I've wanted to make for quite a while. This flower is often seen as a flower of enlightenment, inner peace, and strength because it usually grows in a difficult environment. I also just happen to think it's a beautiful flower! I also wanted to incorporate machine quilting into the overall design, so the flower reflection is done entirely with quilting.
So, if you're interested in going to a class with only a scant idea of what you'll be making, consider joining us next year. The class will be held on February 2 and 3, 2013. Contact Center Diamond about signing up....but don't wait too long. The class usually fills six months in advance. And since I already know what next year's quilt will be - here's a hint....you often see these while standing on Cannon Beach (HA....how's that for vague!?!).
Center Diamond Contact Information:
1065 South Hemlock
Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110