The class is called "My Favorite Things" and here is the class sample:
And the class description:
Learn how to make Barbara’s favorite blocks in this comprehensive 6 month fun and educational class. No sewing machine needed--you’ll do all the sewing at home. So many tips and tricks will be taught--increase your quilting skills as you make several smaller quilts OR combine ALL the individual blocks into one complete bed-size quilt, a totally original design, your choice.
The students met and surpassed my goals--I wanted them to learn "quilter's math" and how to create and assemble the blocks they want to make. So many newer quilters only know how to follow pattern directions, and lack confidence in selecting fabrics, changing block sizes, changing the quilt layout, and don't know how to be sure their pieces all fit together. I asked them to say what they had gotten out of the class and each one mentioned one of those things as something that they really had improved upon.
Here is their glorious work:
|Cyndi used lots of Kaffe Fassett fabrics and created two wonderful additional borders|
|Phyllis almost gave up after the first class but hung in there and has a beautiful quilt on the way|
|Sally changed the layout and some blocks to make the quilt her own--I love that!|
|Kathy used a lot of Kim Diehl fabrics--while it's not her favorite I LOVE it and she learned a lot from it|
|Suzanne worked in reproduction fabrics and found the perfect cheddar/gold for sashing|
|Holly really spread her wings and changed the border--a great quilt.|
|Holly showing her Long Time Gone, a Jen Kingwell design. She modified the border|
|Cyndi brought her queen-size Two-For-One, mostly batiks|
This would make a great 3-4 day retreat or workshop project. I am teaching it locally, at Patches & Stitches, Part One is Saturday March 30, 2019, 9-4 and Part Two is Saturday May 4, 2019, 9-4. That will be a sewing class, every two hours we'll cover one of the 6 lessons to be learned. That should be fun--and fast!
Students often teach the teachers too--I learned students can stretch their wings and enjoy it and many quilters want to improve their skills with each quilt they make.
I love my job!
And, because I was asked, here is the link to my Cranberry Chutney recipe blog. It's that time of year and I don't want turkey without it. It makes the house smell good too:
Barbara's Cranberry Chutney