In October of 2017 I was blessed with the amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the Quilt in a Day teacher training program in San Marcos, CA with the one and only Queen of Quilting, Eleanor Burns. I had watched her TV shows for years and had learned more from her than any other source. The first time I saw her throw a fabric scrap over her shoulder and say, "Get rid of it", I was hooked. Her amazing spirit is exactly the same in person.

The first thing I noticed when I walked into the classroom was her sewing machine and table with her design wall beside it that I recognized from her TV shows. This was actually where the magic happened! I was standing in front of the actual set! As I explored this room and the one adjacent to it, I saw the quilts from the TV shows hanging high on the wall. I had watched her make those quilts - for years!

The class lasted four whole days and I soaked up all the Eleanor wonderfulness I could! I also got to spend quality time with Sue, Theresa, Orion, Patty, the grandchildren, and all of the wonderful staff. Truly one of the greatest experiences of my life!