We had 50 excited students and several staff members (including one tech guy, who got to sit around all day because nobody needed him -- woo hoo!!!) at the Elks Lodge in Fresno yesterday morning for the Fluff & Stuff event. Veronica Hitter and her staff did a super job getting my quilts displayed all over the classroom as well as setting up and merchandising tables of notions, needles, thread and other things that people could (and did) purchase.
Here is Veronica with one of our students...lovely smiles!
Janome educator Mary Corollo (hope I spelled that right; if I didn't, I'll come back and fix it...) giving a demonstration on the machine. Veronica's daughter Jessica is holding the mike and running the camera. She was our all around go to person whenever we needed help -- super smart AND beautiful!
Many of the students had not sewn on these machines before, but all of the staff knows the machines thoroughly and were able to answer any and all questions that came up.
There was a big screen front and center in the classroom so that everyone could see whatever Mary or I were demonstrating -- for a group this big, that was ideal.
Fluff & Stuff day 2 is free motion all day. I've got stencils for marked free motion in the morning and we'll do freehand free motion in the afternoon. There are a lot of beginners in this class; I just love it when they realize they can stitch sideways!
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