I’m starting two 4 lesson classes at Quilt University in January: Inspired to Design in the first week and Working in Series in the last week. I just received a note from the Dean to say that
“Registration for all January classes is now open. Because the winter months are our busiest time of the year, many classes are filled by the time we send the January newsletter. If there is a course you are especially interested in, I hope you will find time to visit the site and register early so you will not be disappointed. '”
Taking a class online in the winter is great because you don’t have to turn out in the wet and cold!
If you haven’t taken a class with me before, I’d start with Inspired to Design. It covers some of my design methods right from the beginning: all the steps from choosing an inspiration, through drawing designs, choosing a color scheme, cutting out the shapes and pinning them together on the design wall, sewing together, machine quilting and finishing.
Working in Series is for people who are at a stage where they feel as if they want to go further into this wonderful art form and develop their own style, their own voice.
I think it would be too much work to try to do the classes at the same time, and I’m sure they’ll both be repeated in the Spring so I don’t recommend that you sign up for both.
It’s fine to repeat a class, in fact I would think you’ll probably get more out of it the second (or even the third) time around; there’s a lot of information to digest and the Discussion Forum is very active.
The fun thing is that people from all over the world take the classes, so you learn what quilters on every continent are doing, what their inspirations and concerns are. If people don’t speak English they use translation programs.
The cost of the classes is very reasonable (under $40 per course) and I have kept the supply lists to things nearly everybody already has in their sewing rooms.
I look forward to meeting you in class! Now…back to the sewing machine! If you have been, thanks for reading! Elizabeth
PS After Christmas I plan on developing a new class, maybe for later next year, do let me know what kind of a class you would like. What’s the class you’ve always been looking for and never been able to find? I have some ideas, but am very interested in what you might want. Thank you!!PPS If you're thinking of a special present for yourself or somebody else, please take a look at the pages listed at the top of this post! Thank you!