right after market we hit the airport and travelled across the US to Minneapolis. Then it was a three hour drive north to Duluth arriving at about 3am – the joys of being a travelling teacher.
Hosted by the lovely Kelly (who I had met on last year’s cruise to Alaska) we had two lovely days sightseeing and taking in some sunshine at her lake front home..
We visited the sites of Duluth including the very interesting Glensheen house
A visit to the Karen McTavish studio – I had a quilt published in one of Karens very first books –the Art of McTavishing and had met her several times so it was great to see her latest venture…and have a bit of fun…a few of these were managed also to lighten the day and recover from market..next stop was about an hour away to Hayward Wisconsin, where I was to teach two classes and a trunk show for the Hayward quilt guild.
I was obviously so busy teaching I didn’t have time to take photos but here is a pic stolen from Norma Riehm (who I also met on last years cruise) and her almost finished project from day 1 class where the ladies learnt how easy it is to needleturn applique with applique paper.
I did spot Norma’s finished project from the cruise last year – a delightfully embroidered chatelaine set being well used.Now Norma was telling me about all of their wild animals so I was on a mission to spot a bear, a moose and a racoon… unfortunately this was the closest I got!
Thankyou to the wonderful Kelly, Michele and all at the Hayward quilt guild for inviting me and for such a lovely time given to Susan and myself… of course flying out through Minneapolis Kellie also treated us to a day at the Mall of America, just to completely fill our suitcases..
If you have a guild who may be interested in me coming to visit when Im over for Spring or Fall market, please enquire, it may just be possible one day..
hugs for today