PIQF XXII – Santa Clara, CA

Yesterday, I received in the mail confirmation of my registration at the PIQF  coming up in October in Santa Clara, CA.  I am super uber excited because it happens to fall on my birthday weekend.  And I’m taking time off to take a few classes.  I’ve never taken classes at a show.  I’ve always wanted to but usually I find out about the show too late to register for classes.  This time around I heard about this show through my guild and I went online to see if there were any classes I wanted to take and found quite a few!  When I picked the classes that I wanted to take I picked as many as I could fit in the schedule.  I didn’t realize that I could pick one or two classes and just attend the one or two.  Well, I ended up registering for 4 workshops and 1 lecture.  It’s okay though because each of the workshops sound like techniques I want to learn and are worth taking.  We’ll see after the show.  🙂  Funny thing is that if I had known I would have only registered for the one class I wanted and at the time I registered it was FULL and CLOSED!  I was very disappointed.  The class is Machine Quilting Essentials taught by Sue Nickels.  I decided that I was still going to put the class as my #1 choice and see what happens.  Of course I had a second and third choice lined up but I really wanted that class.  Well I registered and received an email saying that the class was full and if I’d like to be on the waiting list.  I said yes!  I was put into my 2nd choice.  Then a week or so later I received another email saying that a spot opened up and being that I was #1 on the wait list, I can go into the class if I still wanted to!  Of course!  That is the class I wanted in the first place!  So now it’s official!  Here’s my workshop schedule for the show and if you’re planning on attending also, comment or email me so we can meet up!

Workshop Schedule

Machine Quilting Essentials by Sue Nickels

Hawaiian Quilt Making by Jean Brown

Dancing with the Stars by Linda Ballard

Fab Feathers Messenger Bag by Kellie Rushing

My goal for the show (unlike the Long Beach Show) is to take the workshops, check out the quilts, and buy VERY little!  I got my buying frenzy out of my system at Long Beach.  I am looking for a corduroy quilt, though.  I saw a cute one in Long Beach but by then I’d already met my budget for the show and couldn’t buy another one even though I really wanted to!  So if I see a corduroy quilt here I will buy that one!

So now I’ve got to prep for the classes and make sure I’ve got all the supplies I will need to bring! If you have taken any of these classes before or have any advice for me please comment and let me know!

Wish I was quilting!


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