July Classes

Ok so I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated my blog and class info.  Needless to say it hasn’t been because I didn’t want to – my laptop died and along with it went many pics L and my ability to upload new pics from my camera.
I probably could have found a work around but I’ve been super busy with some newly appointed responsibilities for the quilt shop that I teach at.  I am now officially in charge of organizing the classes (ironic I know) and updating the shop’s calendar – which translates into organizing some 10+ teachers, class descriptions, taking photos of samples and preparing the shop’s monthly newsletter about classes for print…whew! 

And I’ve also been working on developing my first pattern!  So while I feel a little guilty about not keeping things up to date on my blog – my little hands have definitely not been sitting idle!

So onto classes…for July I’m all about preparing for Christmas – I always have the good intention of starting my shopping in the Summer – some years are better than others but I always love when I can make gifts or add a personal touch so here are two projects that will do just that.

The first one is the Quilted Christmas Fabric Ball – this project is deceptively easy and just takes some extra time for prep and execution.  However, the best part is it’s a ‘no-sew’ project – anyone can do it.    I’ll be hosting a “Make and Take” demonstration at the shop on Saturday, July 7th, from 10:30 to 11:30 am – attendees can purchase a kit and learn hands on how to make it.  If you’re not local you can find lots of tutorials online on how to make them – youtube.com is the best for this!

The second class is derived from a project I found in a book called “Zakka Style”.  I love this book because it has lots of simple projects that have a modern feel to them.  The project we’ll be doing is called “Patchwork Ribbon” and is contributed by artist Melody Miller.  This is a great project for using up all your Christmas scraps or any fabric scraps for that matter – I had lots of fun making the sample because you can really go crazy with embellishing.  This will be a class where students will bring their own materials and learn how to make their own “Patchwork Ribbon”.  This class is also on July 7th, 12:30 – 2:30pm.

To read the newsletter for People, Places & Quilts, you can do so here and to see the schedule of classes for the whole month you can go here.

Hope to see you at a class and be on the lookout for more tutorials coming soon!

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