Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Patchwork Penguin -- Tujunga CA

Yikes -- when I logged in to start this post, the date of last post was July 4! Seriously falling down on the job here. We finished jury deliberations late on the 7th; it took me two days to recover and then I taught for the San Fernando Valley Quilt Association over the weekend and did a lecture last night. What a great group of ladies~

Both workshops were Introduction to Machine Quilting. The first was held at the Patchwork Penguin, located at 6245 Foothill Boulevard in Tujunga (phone: 818-248-7390). I had taught there for the Glendale Quilt Guild a couple of years ago when Crissa DuCharme, owner, was in a different building. I'm not quite sure how to describe it -- in her new location, the shop just has a warmer feeling to it, with lots of quilts on display and, of course, penguins!

The pink and white batik penguin family is adorable -- and, look, a crossing sign!

In the very front of the store by the door, there is a display case entirely filled with penguins of every size and description....

But, of course, we want to see the quilts and fabrics -- the red/green/white watermelon log cabin is fun!

Behind the back row of quilts is the large classroom....

My favorite -- polka dots! Loved all the colorful polka dot fabrics and the striped binding and inner border!

Guild members setting up for class -- this classroom is large enough for 20 students with their machines and quilting "stuff".

On Sunday, the same class was held for the guild at the Japanese-American Center in Arleta. This is another very large venue -- we had 23 workshop participants plus me with plenty of room to spread out.

A big Thank You to the San Fernando Valley Quilt Association members for inviting me to their guild!

1 comment:

  1. It's good to have you back, Paula!!

    And I LOVE the black and white floor in this shop!!


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