Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New Virtual Turning Twenty class announced!


I'm so pleased to be "going public" with my next round of Virtual Turning Twenty!

If you are interested in taking the class, here's some more info you should know:

• The class is aimed at the beginning student: you should have a machine in good working order and know how to wind a bobbin, thread your machine, stitch a straight line, etc. Even if you don't know these things you can still take the class, but you will need to have someone teach you those things before you can make the most of your lessons.

• The class will begin on March 6th and lessons will be posted every Sunday night through Easter Sunday, April 24th, with preliminary lessons posted before-hand.

• The class will teach you all the basics of making a quilt: specifically the "Turning Twenty" pattern by Tricia Cribbs which is our most favorite go-to pattern for beginners.

Students will learn:

• The basics of selecting fabrics that work well together, fabric maintenance (i.e., to wash or not to wash?)

• How to use their rotary cutter, ruler and mat.

• How to piece together blocks.

• How to sew those blocks together into a quilt top.

• How to accurately add-on borders.

• How to properly pin and iron.

• How to prepare the backing of the quilt.

• How to make a "quilt sandwich" of your quilt top, batting and backing.

• How to machine-quilt using a straight lines and a walking foot.

• And finally how to bind your quilt.

• Students will need to procure their own copy of the Turning Twenty pattern: my posts will not include the specific information included in the book, as that would be copyright infringement. The posts work in conjunction with the book, and a lot of the information you will learn in this class will serve you well on any quilt you make in the future. Because the class is posted in blog format, you can access the information from now until the end of internet-dom, and use this info to make lots more quilts!

• Students can make any size quilt they like, from a crib-size to a king-size.

• Cost of the class is $45. This is a bit more than I charged last year, but I am taking on more students and will therefore be spending more time answering questions and responding to comments.

• 13 of the 25 spaces are already filled by customers who were on the waiting-list from last year. Those people had first crack at the class before I posted this information online. The last time I offered the class it filled in record time, and while I have no idea if that will also be the case this year, it may be a good idea to act fast if you would like a spot, as there are only 12 spaces left.

• After you have purchased your spot, I will shortly thereafter contact you via e-mail with more information, including your top-secret blog site for the class.

• Last but not least, if you would like to purchase the class, the link to do so is right here. I would love to have you join us!

If you have any more questions, please fire away in the comments section and I will answer within the comments for all too see!



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