First is the mad dash to get there: Getting up at 00:dark:30 to get to the airport, flying across the country and passing through a couple of time zones on the way, collecting luggage, hailing a taxi and finally reaching the convention center.
First up is decorating the classroom. I had brought quite a few samples with me to show dealers what kinds of classes I can offer to their customers.....
Positive/Negative: Adding Color to Trapunto by Machine (that's the green & white one), doodling free motion on printed fabric (I did this one in a class I took from Cindy Needham), and a small trapunto by machine class that can be done as a half day workshop.
Closeup of one of my free motion workshop "scribble" sandwiches -- these are where I try out new patterns before I actually stitch them onto a quilt.