Besides stitching sweaters and quilts, I do teach. In fact, I LOVE to teach. Years ago when I took a class with Roberta Horton, I remember her saying, “Once I learn something, I just can’t wait to teach it.” I pretty much feel the same way.
This spring, I will be teaching several classes at the Quilt Zone. Diana Bradley is the owner of this sweet shop. Diana has truly created an authentic Anchorage, Alaska quilt shop. It is full of original designs made by local quiltmakers, and the staff is super friendly. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to teach at this amazing shop.
Here is the line up for Spring 2013.
Piecing Simple Objects
Saturday, February 9th from 10AM-2PM
This is a new class inspired by the chair quilts I have been making. Students will work from photographs to create thier own free-form compositions of the simple object of their choosing.
Saturday, February 16 from 10AM-2PM
This class is based on an article I wrote for The Quilt Life Magazine. In the class, you will learn eight advanced micro-texture fills. Don’t be intimidated. I walk you through the steps very slowly. And you will feel great about yourself for dedicating four hours to improving your quilting skills!
Liberated Log Cabins
Sunday February 17 1PM-5PM
I really want to teach this class! We will be taking the old school log cabin block and giving it an updated look. You will learn basic free form piecing and cutting skills. Seriously, once you start working this way, you won’t want to stop.
Artful Machine Quilting
Saturday March 2 2PM-6PM
This is my intro to machine quilting class. We cover all the basics from how to prep your area to quilt large pieces, threads, batting, and supplies, as well as an assortment of beginner to intermediate quilt designs. This is a fun class for all levels.
Kitchen Sink Quilting
Saturday March 23 and 30 1:30PM-5:30PM
These quilts are related to the baby quilts I wrote about in yesterday’s post. Basically anything goes. You bring in what you’ve got and we turn it into a great quilt for the wall or the coach. This class covers all the basics of creating traditional quilt blocks without rulers and how to get them to fit together.
In all of my piecing classes, we spend a lot of time thinking and talking about color and pattern as well as how to improve our construction skills. If you haven’t already heard my mini-lecutre on the virtures of good ironing you will if you take one of my classes!
Even if you can’t take a class, please come by and say hello. Especially during the second half of a class when you will be able to see what the students have created.
And if any of you have an idea for a class, please let me know.