We just completed a busy weekend retreat with Sue Nickels. Sue is an excellent instructor. She taught machine applique and the students were allowed to choose either her Ashley's Flower Basket Pattern or her Jessica's Flower Basket Pattern. As you can see in the picture the students made great progress. They also reported learning some new tricks. I did not take the class but hope to put the new skills to use some day soon. I am also looking forward to making the flower basket blocks in the near future.