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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Education Day

I left Saylorville Lake this morning about 8:30 headed for the APQS Showroom in Des Moines. Dawn Cavanaugh is the Director of Education for the company and was teaching what she calls the advanced beginner class. I learned so much today and collected so many great ideas. There were five of us in the class and one of the women is the manager for the Las Vegas airport--what a job and she quilts on the side. Two of the women will be joining Michael and me in Carroll, Iowa at the factory tomorrow for the maintenance classes.

This quilt was pieced and quilted by Dawn and as you can see it won an award. It certainly deserved it!

After my poor brain had absorbed all it could, I thanked Dawn and headed for Carroll, Iowa, a drive of about 90 miles. Michael and Emmi had gone over earlier today with the motor home and found us a great spot on another lake--Swan Lake State Park. One little dog was sure glad to see me when I got there!
The countryside here is beautiful, fall colors, miles and miles of cornfields--I tried to take photos today, now remember I am driving and this is the best I got. The steeple is on one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen--very old, small white church.

We went into town to the local Mexican restaurant for dinner--not so great--but I didn't have to cook!
Off for more school tomorrow.


  1. I'm glad you're enjoying your classes. That area looks really pretty, a lot nicer than snow!

    Take care and travel safe,

  2. Can you imagine quilting like that? Beautiful quilt.

  3. Hey Janna.. I came to check out your blog... went back to your first post. You sound just about like us! We are going on 14 years married too.

    I too take goofy pics of the dogs on the deck, the squirrels on the railings and the birds at the feeders. We live in a log home too, and hubby is always doing projects. Saw the one about the spare tire carrier tha Mike was working on. Guess what my Steveio is working on this week? A spare tire carrier too.. LOL .. He is gonna put ours on the front of the motorhome and add a shiny aluminum continental tire cover! We both have vintage Safari/Monaco motorhomes and do our own repairs. We just got a few more years to go till retirement. 2013.

    I am addicted to weaving knitting and spinning as opposed to your quilts, but both are Fiber Arts. Now I will go read more on your blog...


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