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A Wonderful Opportunity – attending the Bernina University (BU) event in Jacksonville, FL

A few weeks ago, My husband Kevin and I first drove to Fayetteville, NC to enjoy a weekend visit with our daughter & family before continuing to Jacksonville. This was my first time attending the annual BU (a national Bernina convention) and it was truly a wonderful experience. I participated in classes throughout the week and learned from amazing teachers Lori Kennedy, Lisa H. Calle, Nina McVeigh, and Amanda Murphy. I learned so many more ways to help my own students with their free motion quilting techniques and ruler work. The week concluded with the awards ceremony and it was my distinct honor to accept the national recognition awards for Hoover’s Bernina Sew LLC (Mifflinburg, PA) . . . for it was another amazing year for our Hoover’s Bernina family. In addition to being recognized as the 2nd Top nation-wide Single Store Bernina Dealer, Hoover’s Bernina Sew also earned recognition as being the Top Brewers Dealer, 2nd Top OESD Dealer, and 3rd Top Prosumer Dealer in the nation for the year 2018. The attached photo shows myself accepting the 2nd Top Bernina award from the Bernina Co. President.

At the conclusion of the Bernina event, Kevin and I then enjoyed a few overnight stops at Edisto Beach, SC and Williamsburg, VA to celebrate our 35th Wedding Anniversary. We enjoyed a wonderful trip that included just under 2,000 miles of driving by car.

Dresden Beauty..

Sharing the latest quilt for my friend Laura Baumgardner…I love everything about this quilt from her choices of fabric…to my decision how to quilt it….my quilting is not perfect but it has the human factor in it……no digitizing…all free motion and ruler work……I choose only to work this way….I so enjoy helping my friends finish their creations…..I hope you enjoy…

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Sharing student work….

One of my favorite things is sharing student work…this person took my beginner class and then took my Bargello class……a shout out to Pam Watkins…..needless to say she is not a beginner anymore…not that she ever was….her work is impeccable and I was so honored when she asked if I would quilt her quilt……I love this quilt….(and so did my husband)……Thank you Pam  for this lovely opportunity……

Hello friends…it’s been too long…

Stopping in to say Hello!...many hours on the road recently..with family, work, and teaching….home now to catch my breath at least for a short time.. I wanted all my students  to know the 4th quarter classes have been updated on my class schedule page and all supply lists are included…..Looking forward to seeing my dear friends and making new ones….  I am working on some new and exciting projects for the new year….till we see one another…..”be kind , be generous”...  Laura image