I've been teaching painting and helping to teach aikido (don't panic, I'm not very good!) at a very nice community center in Winterville which is part of Athens, GA. And I've discovered
It's been such a pleasure to teach local classes with people coming back once a week and seeing their progress....so when they asked me to teach a quilting class, I thought it would really be a lot of fun and quite different from the major workshops at the big venues, or faraway guilds where I have taught up to now.
But I don't want to teach traditional quilting.
So I'm calling the class: Quilting the Modern Way.
all very relaxed!!
No tedious measuring and precisions piecing, which (let's face it!) is often a teeny bit boring!! I want the students to be Bold and Free! But they could also be quite calm and relaxed...above all have fun.
so these images are some of the possibilities........
I had a revolutionary idea!! instead of issuing a supply list and having people go and buy the wrong stuff, or unnecessary stuff - because the Clerk at JoAnns or Hancocks or wherever said they needed it, I'm going to discuss supplies in the first class.
So to the first class, students would only bring pencil and paper...easy!
then I can show them what they need, and we can talk about what kinds of fabric can be used, and how to beg, borrow and steal it!! well perhaps not "steal" exactly!! but....
And I'll also take in several quilts I've made and discuss just how I put them together and what my thoughts were.
and even better with scraps of cotton clothing, old sheets, tablecloths....etc.
I also plan on printing out some of these pictures...and pinning them up around the room for the first class so students can choose what they would like to do....
I think that will make for a fun first class!
Quilting the Modern Way is eight classes:
once a week Friday mornings....
here are the dates:
We're going to keep the class small, so that there will be a great deal of personal help and instruction from me.
The class would also make a great gift for a loved one.
Healthier than going out for dinner!
Students can make one quilt or many quilts...small, medium or large!
While most of the quilt above are square within a square designs...a kind of simple Log Cabin....students could also make something like one of these four designs....which are much more modern ...clean, simple and elegant.
I do hope I have a nice full class, much more fun and laughter....if you're anywhere local to me (Athens, Ga) think about it!!!!
And, if you have been, thanks for reading!!!
and if you have any questions or comments...please do comment! Whether you're local or not!