And, boy, if you ever get a chance to take a class or listen to a lecture from either of them, grab it. We had a three hour lecture from Ricky on machine quilting, and then we had an evening listening to him play the piano and talk about his life. We had an afternoon lecture from Alex on choosing how to quilt your quilt. What a day that was. They are both so entertaining and knowledgeable, it was a thrill to be able to be there. Ricky had everyone in stitches (pun intended) and still was able to give us so much information that would be useful in our quilting. I'm sure we'll be hearing from others who were in Sisters about their experiences.