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Thread: Any advice for teaching quilting classes?

  1. #21
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    Just want to put in my two bits. I had two friends that wanted to learn to quilt so we decided they would make a Christmas table runner and we would do it once a week for 4 hours each time at my house and it would only take 8 hours. We did that and it worked great, now we have moved onto a lap quilt.
    The problem is I didn't charge them anything, they used my supplies if they didn't have certain things, I made them lunch while they were here and now they are already telling me what want to make next.
    I enjoy being able to show people how to quilt but feel I am being taken advantage of a bit. I will be telling them that from now on there will be a fee for the project and I will figure out how long it should take them to do it and organize our "Classes" that way.
    Make sure you charge something right from the beginning.

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    That is right, too many people like to get free help. With me teaching at home it is hard to say no to friends. I offer them a class, tell them the time and fee. many try to come at their convenience, you need to stick to class hours. It is hard to say no but I'm getting better at it. I love teaching but it can't come before family. And you need time for yourself.

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    Hi stay at home mom, i would go for it and if you can, try to take in 2-3 at a time if this isn,t too much for you.we have a quilting circle at our church and we have a lot of fun, sometimes beginners come to my home and i will show them things that they know i live in a resident area and i don't have any problems, $10.00 isn't too much. The state i live in Oklahoma City charge $25.00 and up and you have to already know how to use the rotary cutter i hope i encurage you a little. lots of luck Annette

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    I THINK ITS A GREAT IDEA AND THINK IT WILL WORK OUT FOR YOU. PEOPLE WORRY TOO MUCH ABOUT EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN. IAM ONE OF THEM!!! IF YOU HAVE A GOOD AREA AND HAVE A GOOD PLAN THAN IT WILL BE FINE. HAVE FUN AND THEY WILL TOO. GOOD LUCK AND, GO FOR IT.HAVE FUN.

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