quilt with appliqued tree and apple blossoms by Beth

Teaching quilting at the Empty Spools Seminars

My quilting topic was machine applique. I taught a variety of applique techniques designed for speed and accuracy. Everyone made up their own mind about a favorite method and learned to choose an applique method for every quilt design.

Evening at Asilomar Beach

Empty Spools Seminars

One of my bucket list items was just checked off. Teaching at the Empty Spools Seminars at Asilomar. People come from all over the world to teach and learn quilting. The weather was perfect despite the nasty winter California was enduring. The facility showed vintage charm and offered glimpses of wildlife, otters, deer, raccoons, and butterflies. The beach was a brief walk across the road. We quilted for 6 days and it was hard to leave my students and new friends. We hope to meet again.