The alarm went off at 5:30 am and after a bit of stumbling around we were dresses, armed with notebooks,empty tote bags, and bottled water. Off we went for some seminars and a whole day of Schoolhouse. Now I have heard about Schoolhouse on blogs and facebook, but didn't really understand until I got to experience it first hand. It was crazy awesome.
Here is the first thing I saw as we entered the building.
After the first two hour seminar Schoolhouse started. Here is what happens; early in the morning you check in and get your course book of options. Then every 30 minutes (some classes are 15 minutes) you rush out of the room with the thousand other quilters and try to get to the next room to see the next presentation/demo. Kind of like High School only this time everyone actually wants to get to the next class. LOL. This goes on non-stop until 6pm. At 6pm I went to another seminar. At 8pm Sample Spree starts. There was still a line to get into sample spree so we opted to leave in search of food.
Here are some the things I saw at the school house. First up Geared for Guys by Emily Herrick of Crazy Old Ladies blog.
I also saw Amanda Jean Nyberg (crazy mom quilts) and Cheryl Arkison (naptime quilter)who's new book Sunday Morning Quilts is in it's second printing.
A bit of English Paper Piecing by Sue Daley all the way from Australia.
Sew Simple Pinwheels ( look for more on this later this summer) by Karin Hellaby from England.
A great quilt as you go method by Susan Nelson. These patterns are called Fun&Done.
Stay tuned for day two of Quilt Market.