Ricky Tims in Perth

20 09 2012

Last weekend I had the BEST time – I attended four Ricky Tims sessions and one concert by him! He’s currently in Australia and the lovely Michelle (my good friend and my Handi Quilter Sweet 16 [S16] dealer) got him over to Western Australia for five days, two of which were the session and concert days. Ricky has blogged about some of his experiences here: http://www.rickytims.com/ (and you can see a picture of Ricky and Michelle here: http://www.rickytims.com/home/47-blog-general/1789-down-under-day-6).

Ricky was such a personable, open, warm presenter. We got HEAPS of tips and tricks from him (and fortunately a 50+ page book of notes so we didn’t have to try to write everything down), as well as stories about his life in both quilting and music. And the concert was fantastic – not only is he an award-winning quilter, author of quilting books, Quiltshow TV presenter etc., but he’s also an incredible musician and composer.

He also spent time after each session signing people’s books, CDs, etc. and allowing photos to be taken.

If you get the chance to see Ricky live in concert or attend his lectures, just DO IT. He also holds retreats at his home town in Colorado a few times a year. I believe he’s also presenting in Brisbane and Adelaide this month.

BTW, Michelle and her staff have made the excellent videos on using rulers etc. with the S16: http://www.handcraftershouse.com.au/index.php?act=viewDoc&docId=8

Ricky signed my book

Ricky signed my book

Close-up of his Rhapsody quilt — one of several that he brought with him and talked about at length.