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Classy Friday five

1. Have you ever taken a quilt/sewing class? I took a bunch of them a few years back, but I stopped when I realized that I came out of every one with a project I wasn't finishing.  :)

2. What do you enjoy the most out of classes? (oops, I missed one)  I always come out of them with something I didn't know before. Plus, the company is always fun.

3. What is one technique you would like to learn in a class? I said a couple of weeks ago that I would like to take a class from the woman who did this quilt, but as far as I have been able to tell, she doesn't teach. (Anyway, I thought at the time I said that that those were pieced blocks, but it turns out they're not. They're raw-edge machine appliqued.) There are a lot of things I am interested in, when it comes right down to it. Way more things than I will ever have time to actually do!

4. Do you teach classes? No. I've thought about it, but once again, I don't have time.

5. Do you know where you can find classes? Around here, they're alll over. My guild has classes more-or-less monthly, usually at a reduced rate from what you would find at the many local quilt shops that offer them. And since I live in the Houston area, there is always quilt festival (which tends to be very expensive, which is the main reason I have never taken classes there).

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scaredkat
Apr. 21st, 2007 12:48 pm (UTC)
I looked at that lady's website. She does some really sweet quilts! With what she says on her home page, and from seeing what she's done, I bet you could figure out the technique she's using. They're certainly striking.

As far as quilt classes go, the only advantage that I can see (from my "vast" experience, which really isn't) to taking classes at a quilt show is that you can get teachers you never expected to see, let alone learn from. I had a class with Pepper Corey this year, and I learned a LOT. ...that I could have learned with someone else, admittedly, and probably much cheaper, but it was Pepper Corey! [grin]
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