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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

AMB Convention

Marcia with her basket!

The Association of Michigan Basketmakers put on a very successful conference a couple weeks ago!  What great people!  The Vendor's Extravaganza went over well with both students and vendors.  Many vendors offered specials throughout the evening.  I had a give away!  For everyone who purchased something, their name went into a Basket (of course) to be drawn at the end of the evening.  The give away was my American Dream basket, filled with many homemade items.  The winner was Marcia Rooks!

I taught 2 classes, the Lots of Arrows and the Fall Potbelly Baskets.  The Fall Potbelly was interesting in that everyone shaped their baskets differently! 

Same basket, different shapes!

By the end of the Lots of Arrows class, everyone knew how to do the 3 rod arrow themselves!  As promised! Here's Judy concentrating on her arrow row. 

One of the best things about attending and teaching at conferences is seeing old friends.   Michigan proved to be wonderful for this.  I got to visit with many teachers that I had not seen in many years.  Joan Moore, Mary Hetts, and Marilyn Moore--was great to see you all again!
Kathy Halter, Mary Hetts and I