Saturday, August 29, 2009

Ricky Tims Super Seminar -- The Quilts!

I should have taken MANY more pictures, but I was really overwhelmed with how awesome everything was.

Alex Anderson had several beautiful quilts, but this one I really loved. She hand quilted the entire thing. It wasn't too big, but really a beautiful scrap quilt.

Ricky Tims brought his quilt called 'Simple Gifts' ~ this is the one that came in 101st out of the 100 Best Quilts list. It's really spectacular! He talked at length about the methods he used on this quilt and in the bound handout, he gave us some very detailed techniques.

Ricky also had his quilt called 'Bohemian Rhapsody' This quilt is really amazing, we spent a great deal of time learning about Rhapsody quilts.

Ricky even had his notes on the Rhapsody quilt that is hanging in the Museum in Paducah Kentucky.

Libby Lehman's quilts had the most spectacular threadwork. She was so funny, and it was amazing to me how much she knew about all the different sewing machines out there.

And finally, my son was so excited about Ricky Tims that he drew his own version of a Cave man quilt (Ricky Tims invented the technique Cave Man quilting). He made me promise I would bring it in and give it to Ricky Tims.

Ricky was so great about it! He even kept it with him all weekend and on the third day, when I was working on stage I turned around and found that he still had it with him.

This was a GREAT seminar and I highly recommend it to anyone who considers it. Don't hesitate, drive as far as you have to, just GO!




solomi558 said...

We quilting girls in England rely on what you girls show us from Ricky Timms and the like , so please keep stuff coming-----------------cottonreel

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love Alex Anderson's quilt - that's right up my alley! Such a simple quilt until you get to the border - and the border makes it! blessings, marlene

Jackie said...

I had the opportunity to go last year and then something came up last minute and couldn't. I so wish I would have gone, it sounded fantastic!

YankeeQuilter said...

We had Ricky at our guild a few years ago and everyone loved his workshop! Good for you for making the trip...sounds wonderful!

Libby said...

Wow great quilts...sounds like a great opportunity. Your son's pictures is adorable...what a cute story!

Rhonda said...

Hi there. Sounds like you had a great time. Ricky is a great guy. I saw him in Houston, TX a few years ago.

belinda said...

Well you lucky duck!!!

audreypawdrey said...

It look like a fabulous time! It is neat that he held on to your son's drawing for the whole conference as well.:)