Happy Easter! I hope this finds you all full of Easter dinner, and lots of chocolate eggs. I think we all agree that chocolate IS a food group and keeps the Academy attendees happy! Rick always comments on how much chocolate I buy for the Appliquers . . . but somehow . . . it is all gone by the end of the week. Just sayin’ . . .
The 2016 Academy of Applique is over, and I think a good time was had by everyone. It really does take a village to handle all of the moving parts to this event, and I would be remiss if I did not take one last opportunity to thank some special people. First, our WONDERFUL staff of teachers. Weren’t they fantastic! What a truly gifted and talented group, and SO giving. A big THANK YOU to you all! Second, to my local appliqué group for bailing me out when I over-commit (do I really do that? Ha Ha). They served as teacher assistants, helped in the store, helped at the registration desk, helped stuff tote bags, helped keep me SANE, and so much more. THANK YOU! You gals are the glue that holds this event together and running smoothly. A big THANK YOU to my husband for all of the work he has done on the website, (and is doing on the Huzzah Quilt Shoppe website) – his creativity never fails to astound me – and for just plain putting up with me! And to my friend Sheila Bayley who comes every year to save by butt, and do whatever I ask without complaint. This year she spent HOURS cutting fat quarters for the store, and much more. Thank you for your help and friendship.Continue Reading →