I did end up leaving 1/2 hour early, but after 1 1/2 hours, this is how much of the fringe I completed:
Rose Mary, our instructor, told us she studied this fringe for like 8 months trying to figure it out. Once she attempted it, it took her a week to get it right. It is complicated! But really fun the way it interconnects. She must have had to explain it to each of us at least 5 times. As Kaye put it "clear as mud." But for those of us that were at the point of putting the fringe on, we all 'got' it as we worked at it.
Some of the women were gracious enough to let me take pictures of their pieces.
Really like the way the crushed velvet looks: