A few weeks ago I taught my very first class on my ‘Dresden Neighborhood Quilt Pattern’ at Mill House Quilts. It wasn’t long after the class was announced that it was full … which is a complement in itself. By the time the class actually started there were six people on the wait list! Which means … I’ll be teaching again in November – after apple season. I’m pretty sure the class went really well. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves, the pattern, and to top it off – they thought I was funny. It didn’t hurt that I brought along chocolate to share either … As the teacher and pattern designer, I loved seeing what folks were doing with the pattern. Petting their fabric was pretty fun too! Just look at that gorgeous map fabric Darcy has for her background! This person decided to different decorative stitches on the sides of all of her houses! What fun! Oh – and do you see how she (Elizabeth) also pieced her fabric randomly and then cut her houses out of the pieced fabric! The cool thing about working on projects with others is you can see what their minds are coming up with and decide if you want to give it a try too. Lots of folks were playing with the fun stitches on their machine for this quilt! Cindy chose to use Christmas fabric to make a quirky, cute little Christmas village. We all worked hard during this six hours class (we did break for lunch). Everyone at least had their Dresden Neighborhood plate put together by the end of the class. Many were starting on their roofs, windows and doors as well. I really loved to see the creativity that was going on on the roofs of the houses! Chimney’s! Even sombrero’s! This quilter decided to go with a more Victorian feel for her houses … even some double wide plates! I truly just love seeing folks take my pattern and just go for it! These two wonderful ladies were in a different class I taught a week after the first and were great enough to bring their quilts to show me the progress! I’m so in love with the roof hats! I did try to snag everyone before they packed up so I could get a picture of them with their quilt. I think I missed three folks … You can see from here the variety of quilts we got just from one group! Everything from brights, to pieced backgrounds, to batiks, homespun, holiday, pieced houses, and Halloween were all represented in this group. I hope everyone that took the class sends me pictures once their quilts are complete! And if you’ve purchased my Dresden Neighborhood pattern from Craftsy or a quilt shop please – share with me pictures of your final quilts! I would LOVE to see them!