Thursday, February 21, 2019

Fun with Ricky Tims

No quilting for a few days, partly because of a seized up neck/shoulder muscle, but mostly because I had the privilege of attending a two-day quilting symposium with Ricky Tims

I cannot say enough. It was amazing. He is considered one of the thirty best quilters in the world. Not only is this man a good teacher, he is also entertaining, humble, plays piano with such sparkle that you don't know whether to cry or get up and dance, teaches photography, and can tell stories with a delightful flare. 

I had a fabulous time. I've made his designs (except the cave man style) and marvel at how he makes elaborate simple. These two days were loaded with new ideas and tips, plus a huge amount of encouragement -- well worth the time and fee. If you have never gone to one and get the opportunity, go. You will not be disappointed. My hubby, a non-quilter, went to the session last night and is still raving!

Hopefully, I can soon post a finish. In the meantime, I've a heating pad on my neck and looking forward to another date with my message therapist!


Sherry said...

I attended Ricky's Quilt Luminarium last year and I found it to be a great experience.

But my brain was so tired after the 2 days that I needed a vacation to recuperate! LOL There was so much information to absorb that I wish I had taken a day or so off of work afterward.

Hope you are back to quilting soon.

Elaine Adair said...

Feel better soon!!!
I will look him up. I have some of his music, some of his quilt designs, etc., but never thought of attending his lectures. Thanks for the reminder. Elaine Adair

Elsie Montgomery said...

Thanks. My neck is still stiff and in the morning is really painful. Massage has helped... pain is from the intense knots in shoulders and upper back... too much time at the keyboard and sewing machine. SIGH!