I gave in! I am taking the Tracy Souza class at Fabric Garden. I know I will have a great time. As I said last night, I am taking it with friends. Here is the story behind it.
I saw a quilt displayed at the Fabric Garden. There was a pattern. It was really simple--a middle of 30 pinwheels with a border that had some (just a little) applique. The colors were red and green--it was a Christmas quilt on the inside, but the border was this lovely barely pink fabric with tiny dots of cream. I ususally just accept that I won't be able to duplicate the fabrics in quilts done by designers. They tend to make the quilt at least a year before and then use their stash. That fabric could very well be something they bought ten years ago, shich means it will never be found. I had to have that pink. Could not live without it. I have driven myself and a lot of other people crazy looking for just that fabric. I begged Jill of the Fabric Garden to look for it at quilt market, etc. Well, she found some. I guess there were only two bolts of it left in the whole world. I don't know who got the other, but Jill got one of them. Wouldn't you think that after badgering Jill and asking everytime they displayed the quilt, that I would be able to buy some??? Not on your life. Oh, no. Now we have to fork over a class fee to get the honor of the two yards of fabric we will need for the borders. I have already made one middle piece (using a light blue from another Christmas line), but will make another with my other Christmas fabrics. I am really disappointed in how this has gone. The bright spot is that I will get to meet Tracy of Plumcute designs. I hear she is wonderful and I will really like her. I love her designs...... http://www.plumcutedesigns.com/ The class is in August, but I have my fabric now!!!