Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Teaching

I've been asked by my local quilt shop to teach "Hand piecing" as well as "Hand Quilting"! I was very surprised!! I have never taught a quilting class before! After giving it some thought I decided to do it. If I can teach my daughters I can teach others! Nothing ventured nothing gained. :0) Here is a sneak peek of my class sample. It's not very big at all. This is a beginner class so I don't want to over whelm my students. I almost have it finished. It will be displayed at the quilt shop as the class sample. The shop owner wanted me to use her fabrics for the class. A kit will be offered for the class using these same fabrics. I'm getting excited, and looking forward to this new adventure! :0)

16 comments:

  1. How exciting! Your sample looks great! :0)

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  2. Congrats...it is indeed flattering to be asked to teach...by your sample I would say you will do well. I am a hand piecer and hand quilter...do you use a couple of running stitches then a back stitch or back stitch all the time? I decided a long time ago to use the back stitch all the time (self taught, you know how it is), then watched others using the other method. One of many positive things about hand piecing, I find them much easier to hand quilt. Good Luck.

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  3. I am so excited for you, Karen! My students are my biggest inspiration and teachers :)
    Have fun in this new phase of your quilting journey!

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  4. Oh how excited I am for you. I don't think I would ever want to give tht a try:)
    You are brave. Best of luck to you and good job!

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  5. I think you will make a good teacher. It takes time to build up a following. Hand piecing & hand quilting are going to become a lost art if there aren't those willing to teach it.

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  6. Congratulations Karen. You will have fun and get to meet some wonderful people. Your sample looks beautiful.

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  7. How fun! What shop?!! I must visit!!
    Missed you at Jo today.

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  8. Very Cool! You will have fun and be a great inspiration! The class sampler looks perfect for new starts.

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  9. Karen ~ Your sample is terrific! Have fun teaching your classes, I'm sure you will be great at it, you do such wonderful work!

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  10. I wish I could be in your class. Unfortunately, there aren't any quilt shops or big fabric stores in my area, so I am learning quilting by bloggers like you. I love the sample and the fabrics. Have fun!

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  11. Congratulations Karen. I love to hand piece and hand quilt. Your sample is beautiful ~ all the very best and I hope we can read on how you went. Ann, Victoria, Australia.

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  12. Karen! How cool is that? Right on. I'm happy for and for the people that will be fortunate enough to take your class. Gosh, this is such a great opportunity on your Quilting Journey and your full life experience. I'm thrilled!!! And your sample looks perfect for what you'll be doing (as I understand it). Gosh, this is just a darn happy post!!!

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  13. How exciting for you! You will have a great time. It is always fun to teach others what you love.

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  14. That is so cool. Have fun. Your class sampler is very cute.

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  15. I want to sign up, where's the pen? LOL

    I'll lay odds you have just as much fun as your students.

    Going back to school again....LOL

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  16. Wow! This is saying a lot about your talent, Karen! I am happy for you to have received this teaching offer and that you accepted. How can I get this class kit? Love it! Seriously, I can enjoy some hand piecing and quilting time. It's been a while and would be such fun to be in your class...which shop will you be teaching at?

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