Ft Worth is a natural destination for our land cruises because it is in Texas and it is just the coolest place ever. Our hotel is this small boutique hotel right in Downtown Ft Worth, so it is close to everything – Sundance Square, Bass Hall, lots of restaurants – it is perfect. It also only has 70 rooms so our group will pretty much have the run of the place. During our excursion we will be visiting some great quilt shops as well as the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring women of the West, and from around the world who have displayed extraordinary courage and pioneer spirit in their trailblazing efforts.
During this week, we will be focusing on our military and will have a Quilts of Valor Presentation on Friday evening. This will give us a chance to thank some very deserving service men and women, both active and veteran, and just take a few moments to thank them for their service.
So come on and join us y’all! It’s gonna be down-home-hooten-and-hollerin’ FUN!
Leigh Headington started The Sweet Tea Girls after finding she needed an outlet for her energy and creativity when she retired as an engineer from IBM. With a background in mathematics, mechanical engineering, and project management, Leigh is meticulous about her instructions and accuracy of information. She prefers symmetrical, balanced designs but loves designing a variety of bright, eclectic styles.
The company is named in honor of Leigh's grandmother, Sally McDonald, the true queen of 'Sweet Tea' who taught Leigh and her sisters to sew using those wonderful scraps from the attic. "She gave us the love of fabric and creation along with the desire to make sure everyone in our family slept beneath a ton of quilts"!
Tina's love of sewing comes from her Grandmother who gave her a needle, thread and scrap fabric at the age of 4. She has been sewing ever since, mostly doing garment sewing. When she started working as a secretary and needed a professional wardrobe she began making outfits from patterns that were fashioned after “Dynasty”. She's owned her own commercial embroidery business and also made custom western apparel for many clients. I’m a fairly “young” quilter, taking up the art of quilting about 13 years ago. I walked into a little quilt store with a friend and fell in love with Judy Neimeyer patterns. The next week she was taking a class, and lovin’ every minute of it. Her favorite type of quilts are paper piecing and she has recently taken up English Paper Piecing, which she enjoys from her backyard swing while watching the sunsets on the lake.
We’ll take a fresh and modern look at the traditional Drunkard’s Path Corner block using a pattern called ‘The Wave’. With a simple straight stitch, we’ll make no-fail curved line blocks that end up in a wonderful patriotic design. Instructions will be provided on how to sew the curved pieces, how to trim the blocks to size, and how to lay out the blocks for our patriotic salute. Join us for easy instructions and a fun-filled class.
Finished Size: 62" x 68"
Hollow Star is a stunning modern take on a six-pointed star. Hollow Star, designed by Krista Moser, is patriotic in red, white, and blue and is a terrific contemporary quilt for any modern streamlined décor. This pattern is easy enough for a beginner to intermediate quilter including step by step instructions with plenty of illustrations, through every stage, to make your quilt top: rotary cutting, piecing, and assembly.
NOTE: Creative Grids 60 Degree Diamond Ruler required for this class and sold separately
Finished Size: 81" x 84"
Embassy Suites By Hilton Forth Worth Downtown
Embassy Suites By Hilton Fort Worth Downtown is within a five minute walk of Sundance Square Plaza, Bass Hall, and Fort Worth Convention Center. Explore the neighborhood with the free downtown trolley, which stops outside the hotel. They have an indoor pool, fitness center, and concierge services. Enjoy daily made-to-order breakfast and an evening reception.