I had a wonderful week teaching at Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival last week. I drove up with friend and fellow teacher - Linda Cantrell, on Tuesday. Wednesday, I helped hang the "Inspired By" exhibit by our PTA group. It was a wonderful experience to be invited to exhibit at such a top notch national show. Many members from PTA drove up to see it. I also had some extra time and helped hang the Alzheimer's exhibit but more on that later. One of the workshops I taught was Shaded Florals - a new workshop I developed as a result of creating my piece for the Inspired By exhibit. Students had their choice of 3 different patterns and using commercial fabric, fused and stitched a beautiful flower. Using Shiva paintstiks, the piece was then shaded to give more dimension. The gals were wonderful, worked hard and created such beautiful work. It was a cold, blustery day outside but in my classroom, it felt like spring with all the beautiful color and flowers.