Ricky was a gracious host, sharing his knowledge in clear and concise terms, without being too technical, too boring or too full of himself. Being a great quilter does not necessarily equate with being a great lecturer. In turn a great orator may not be able to quilt. Ricky Tims is both a great quilter and great lecturer.
He provided challenges and inspiration, he made me squirm just a little bit as I considered leaving my comfort zone and cutting into that fabric without a ruler. He made me dream and add projects to my to do list. Knowledge that I already had sitting at the back of my skull was reintroduced and I had a couple of "ah ha" moments.
Every time I attend a lecture or trunk show at a guild meeting a store event or large show event I tell myself it was worth it if it made me think, if I learned one new thing or left inspired. I walked away from each of the three lectures in this series, smarter and inspired with a brain full of new ideas.
Now the challenge? To implement some of his ideas and i