I spent most of yesterday afternoon and early evening getting ready for a class I’m teaching next Monday. I thought you might like a “sneak peek”. I will share the tutorial with you all on Monday so you can be reading it (or even making it!) while I”m busy teaching it to the group here.
February is fast approaching so the class is geared to Valentine’s Day.
Members of the quilt guild have been holding classes Monday nights for anyone interested in the project promoted for that date. Many of those who attend are beginning stitchers, inexperienced in the ways of quilting and sewing. Microwaveable bowls got a great reception when my friend, Linda P, taught it.
She used a visual step-by-step process to begin the class. I think this process stems back to when I first did a class the very first year at the Plantation. Everyone loved the visual and, of course, it kicked off a lot of comments like, “You must have been a teacher in your other life.”
The process stuck and now most of the people from our guild do follow it. When you do these “step by steps” with actual materials, it means creating a lot of the first few steps over and over. Photo steps by steps take time but the actual steps take a lot more. That’s why I spent much of the afternoon making the first part of the project, repeatedly.
The steps are all done; the instructional sheets written. Now I can work on other things that are calling my attention and know that come Monday, I’ll be prepared. I like being prepared in advance.