The presenters were the owners of Granny’s Attic, teaching cutting and piecing techniques. When they called for volunteers to assist them, they awarded prizes. I volunteered on the last segment, which was a great technique on how to create easy mitered corners, and I received an original Granny’s Attic pattern called 3-6-9, Lets Design! Actually, I received a different pattern, but I traded with the other volunteer, as the other pattern was a table runner and I typically don't use those in my home. You know, though, I'm always interested in a new pattern!
It would have been easy to roll my eyes and decide that I already knew all of the techniques to make any quilt and that they couldn't show me anything new. I'm really glad that I didn't take that approach because the mitered corner technique that they showed is very easy and I will be more inclined to use them in my quilts.
Even though I've been in Idaho for almost 5 years, I've never been to McCall. Most of my friends are horrified when they hear that and I suppose I'll have to rectify that situation this summer; now I know of a great destination to include when I get there.