I feel like I have been starting all my blog posts with…. it’s been a while. I promise I will try harder to not let that happen!
Here’s what I’ve been up to!
The past 6 months I have been feverishly working on a comprehensive online course! And guess what??? It is finally done.
I had 32 fabulous students help me create this class and their input was invaluable! To all of you…. my biggest thank you!
The nerve wracking thing about creating the class is that as the students were hard at work on one week… I was working really hard on the following week. So I was only a week ahead of them. But I will tell you… if I had waited and created all the content before getting my beta group… the class would likely still be in my head. The process was very fluid which meant that if the students gave me feedback on providing more explanation… it was easily done.
This class took me out of my comfort zone which is something that I tell my students all the time. One of the aspects that I loved most about the class were the Zoom meetings. It was so great to see all of the faces and have productive Q & A’s! We became a little family. The students were super engaging on the private FB page. It was wonderful to see them supporting each other.
The great news is the lesson are prerecorded so you can learn when it is convenient for you! And the best.. you have lifetime access to the class.
Enrollment is now open, however, it is only open til March 28. As the first lesson is available March 29 and a new lesson will be available each week. If you sign up before Mar 22, you will receive the Perfect Plumes class as a bonus!
For all the details… click here! Don’t miss out, this is the only time the class will be at this price!
Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions
Hi all, I hope you are all well and surviving our nationwide quarantine! We are social creatures and this surely is gonna test us… what’s the saying… what doesn’t kill us will make us stronger. Please follow all the directives so this can be over sooner rather than later. While I realize that this is serious, I need to try and maintain my sense of humor (hence the picture above) or I will go absolutely crazy.
First things first…. my online classes (not iQuilt) are on sale 25% off! Use code 25OFF The kits associated with both the Rulers for Rookies classes are 15% off! So why not learn a new skill, refresh an old skill or just have a little fun!
I have also added my 2 DVD’s as downloads! So if you are wondering how I come up with my quilting designs…. it’s really no secret and it’s really easy!! You can take a simple nine patch and turn it into a beauty! So we all have those orphan blocks that never made it into a quilt…. great to practice this technique.
So… my plan A was to go to MQX, teach all my wonderful students and just generally have a blast.
I am currently workin hard on my quilt along…. Comes Around, Goes Around! I am hoping it will be completed and ready to go by next Friday so please bear with me… a lot goes into it! Please stay tuned as there are a limited number of kits… so once they are gone… they are gone.
The kits are laser cut… there is no piecing involved. There will be blanket stitches around all of the applique. There will also be an option of getting the kits with the rulers that I use for the quilting. I will be filming all of the quilting as well, so you can quilt it as I have or you can use the Divide and Design method to create your own! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with.
Stay well! Hope to see you at a future quilt show… SOON!
Some things are worth the wait, and I have to admit these are one of those things! If you’ve been yearning to master the technique of creating beautiful heirloom feathers then, Perfect Plumes is calling your name! The class is broken down into steps that are easy to understand and provides the knowledge and skills needed to enhance this aspect of quilting. The only catch is there is no magic fairy dust..
You may not want to hear this folks but the fact remains, like many things, the key to success with creating feathers is practice, practice, practice! You want to succeed, and I want you to succeed, so in order to achieve that, Perfect Plumes includes worksheets to be downloaded. Trust me, they will be a huge learning asset. In addition, the class incorporates videos demonstrating drawings and stitching performed on the domestic machine.
When I began quilting, I desperately wanted to master feathers. This didn’t happen over night, in fact, it took some patience, time, and a lotof doodling. My unwavering dedication in grasping this concept evolved into a huge love of feathers. They are, by no means perfect, but that’s just fine with me.
Okay, enough about me, back to YOU and Perfect Plumes! Finally, the conclusion of this session incorporates a final project to test your skills, and the pattern is included! A class with manageable steps, videos, worksheets, and a final project; what more could a fan of heirloom feathers ask for? Trust me you’ll soon see that magic fairy dust isn’t necessary; the true magic lies in YOU!
Isn’t frustrating when you are dying to attend a class but can’t manage to participate in the show or shop due to distance, or time constraints? Does the option of online classes appeal to you? If so, I might have a solution for you!
Tracey Russell, an amazing designer, just may be the answer to your dilemma. Picture being a part of an amazing class that you can complete ONLINE. Yes, online! Tracy’s business, Whirls and Swirls Quilting, has two classes open for registration. Her online courses aren’t only insightful, but also readily available to those that can’t find the time or means to travel to events. Take a look below at what she has to offer.
Anyone that knows me can probably guess that I am a little partial to the class entitled “Feathered Elegance”. Any class with the word “feather” in it has me saying ,”Sign me up!” So you won’t be surprised to hear that I recommend this course. BUT once you have read the description on both of these classes, I find it hard to believe you won’t be signing up for one of them!
Tracey will give you an education in understanding your thread, and batting. Upon completing these online courses you will be prepared to begin and execute your design. So don’t give up your passion for quilting due to travel issues or scheduling conflicts, give Tracey’s courses a try. Sometimes you just need to find the right course, and the right instructor! Tracey could be the ultimate teacher, her courses might be just what you were looking for AND the opportunity to utilize classes online may be the perfect match for your lifestyle.
Let me know if you take one of her classes, I am a huge fan of Tracey’s and am confident you will be more than satisfied with the education you receive and the great price you paid!