Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar

What can I say?  If you ever get a chance to attend, run, don't walk, to sign up.  It was such an enlightening experience! 

The seminar was in New Orleans, so we were driving back and forth about 75 miles each way. There were 4 of us riding together so the time passed quickly and seemed a lot shorter than it was. If we had looked closer at the agenda sooner, we might have decided to stay at the conference hotel on Friday night after the concert. That was a late night followed by an early morning.

Ricky is a very charismatic speaker.  He's entertaining and he just seems to know how to explain things so that they are very simple.  He just opens your eyes to the concepts and shows you that things are easier than they look.  He doesn't just want to sell you a pattern to ake a quilt exactly like his.  He's about teaching you the concept and process for designing your own.  He gives you the tools to make it your own and frees your inner designer.  It's mentally exhausting, because you are so full of ideas and so intent on trying to remember everything you hear.  Thank goodness you get a seminar workbook to take home.

Alex Anderson doesn't look a day older than when she was on Simply Quilts.  And Libby Lehman is very entertaining as well.  She is a fountain of jokes and her quilts are absolutely fabulous!

And if you've never heard Ricky play the piano or the Native American Flute, then you have been missing something.  What a multi-talented individual!  Artistic.  Approachable. Entertaining. Enthusiastic. Enthralling Storyteller. Friendly. Open.  I can't say enough.  I enjoy him over and over listening to my CDs in the car.

I am so glad that I chose to attend the seminar.  I'd do it again and I'd recommend it to anybody out there.

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