Friday afternoon at 4:30pm, we started. First fabric was chosen and cut. Syllabus, freezer paper patterns & books given out and discussed. We have 1 book left (ordered more) and ran out of fusible fleece (thought we had 2 bolts but didn't so ordered more) so early that Belinda and Jeannette used batting which also worked well but isn't as easy.
Then ironing of the two fusibles used and spray basting of body and sides. The marathon quilting of the sides, pockets, and body started at 7 pm. We shut down at 10:30 pm with everyone, but Belinda, having completed 95% of the quilting. (Bosses are the worse students but the BEST rippers!)
|Barbara working quietly!|
I learned so much from the 7 ladies who took the 2 Duffle class about this bag and how to be clear without being brash and authoritative. Teaching adults is much much different than teaching Middle school although for while I thought a 6th grader had snuck in!LOL
Thank you to these wonderful ladies who took the classes and put up with my loud, brash, & authoritative behavior.
Lator, Gators! I have more sewing to do! Remember to keep making lemonade from life's lemons. These ladies made this batch sweet!