It’s Rulers For Rookies!

 

My First Class of Rulers for Rookies!  

Eleven Students

One Longarmer

Ten Domestic Machines

These Students Were AMAZING!

This class was composed of students that would be entering the world of rulers for the first time.  I can only imagine the feeling of excitement and apprehension that filled each of them.  I was so eager to lead them on this new journey, one that I knew would bring unlimited possibilities to quilting.  They, however, weren’t so confident; and the hesitation that mentally consumed them was evident.

One of my students was a Longarmer who almost left before class started. I was relieved she chose to not give into her fears as her willingness to take on this new challenge proved her to be a natural with rulers.

Another one of my students had previously taken a free motion class that created extreme frustration; she did not find that session beneficial in the least.  She was highly concerned that my class would provide similar results.  I am ecstatic to report that this “Rulers for Rookies” class empowered this pupil, allowing her to feel that she would be successful with rulers! Frustration DENIED!

 

 

 

 

Thought I’d share a few pictures from this wonderful session.  Here’s the sample cloth of what they were taught.

These individuals were dedicated to embracing rulers and allowed themselves to remain open to all that this “Rulers for Rookies” class offered.  Launching this class exceeded my expectation!  Introducing these beginners to rulers filled me with an abundance of joy.  I witness eleven students enter my class with fear, reluctance, and lack of confidence.  These eleven individuals exited their time with me free of all those emotions.  They had now gained a sense of power over rulers, and they happily casted aside the word ROOKIE!  How can I not love what I do when my day ends like that?  Are there anymore Ruler Rookies out there?

I’d love to share how much fun and simple rulers can are to use!

4 thoughts on “It’s Rulers For Rookies!

  1. Rulers are so much fun and allow for the expansion of quilting ideas!! I taught myself how to use them shortly after getting my longarm and have always had a love affair with them!! I am only limited by my imagination!!! Great idea to have a Ruler Rookie class…I have seen so many other longarm quilters totally afraid of them!

  2. Students, it’s okay to be fearful, just leave the fear outside the door and be open to learning something new. It’s okay to make mistakes in the learning journey…just don’t run over the ruler or your fingers! Once you get home and in your own work space, go over the notes and exercises the teacher gave you and it will all come together with practice.

    Well done on the new class. I love teaching newbies too. There’s nothing like the light bulb going on above their heads as they let go of their fear and blossom!

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