Sunday, July 15, 2012

Ricky Tims Seminar

Our quilt guild, Genesee Valley Quilt Club, hosted Ricky Tims, Alex Anderson, and Libby Lehman for a three day extravaganza. What a wonderful event! There were about 740 participants from the U.S. and Canada - a record attendance figure for Ricky. The RIT campus proved the perfect venue.
Full House at RIT for Ricky Tims
This was one of the most organized and informative programs that I have attended on quilting. Ricky, Alex, and Libby are all excellent teachers. We all received a colorful seminar booklet which covered the major themes of the program - it really helped as it was an intensive program in quilting techniques.

Alex, Libby, and Ricky answered questions at the start of each session
The instructors took advantage of all the latest technology to teach their material. We shifted between big screen power point presentations and live video as they demonstrated the finer points of their techniques. A display of quilts served as completed examples of what was being taught.

Live video displayed on a big screen allowed everyone to watch demonstrations
By the end of the program, I think most of us were numb with information and totally grateful for the experience.

Helping Alex with her sales table
My favorite quilt, The Man from Snowy River by Helen Godden, was from Ricky's personal collection.
Close up of the exquisite detail stitching that Libby is famous for.
One of Ricky's amazing designs
Close-up of detail work

Hand quilted by Alex

1 comment:

  1. Okay, so as a TQS subscriber since October/11, I am totally green with envy!!! What a great experience! And to think that one of my fsvourite pod-casters, Sandy of "Quilting for the Rest of Us", was there too and has done a pod-cast about it....whoa!