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Thread: How do I find quilting classes

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    Spring's Avatar
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    I tried free motion quilting all day yesterday and I am in need of a teacher. I want to quilt my own quilts but after yesterday, Id pay $150 in a heart beat to have someone else do it.

    I will be moving to Virginia Beach, VA in December. I guess there is no reason for me not to take a class now in Memphis. So Where do I look for classes?

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    I've taken quilting classes at local quilt shops. Many of them have websites with class schedule. Check the ones in your area and see what they are offering.

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    check with local quilt shops, joannes, hobby lobbie, what ever is around and any local guilds/sewing groups. also machine dealers at times offer technique classes.

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    I know our LQS does classes.

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    I took a class from a LQS (very good and got me going) later took another class at a different LQS and picked up a few more pointers. There are also some good videos on the internet, and many books available.

    The main thing is PPP - practice, practice, practice. It will get easier.

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    You are moving to the area that I grew up it. It is beautiful there!http://www.sarahsthimble.com/ClassSchedSpg2010.html
    http://adifferenttouch.com/
    http://addictedquilter.com/Classes.html - has a class called How Do I Quilt This? might be interesting

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    Your Local quilting shop should be of great help there.

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    I'm going to take one at a place that sells machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysippycup2
    You are moving to the area that I grew up it. It is beautiful there!http://www.sarahsthimble.com/ClassSchedSpg2010.html
    http://adifferenttouch.com/
    http://addictedquilter.com/Classes.html - has a class called How Do I Quilt This? might be interesting
    It is beautiful there. I spent the summer there and had a wonderful time.

    Thanks for the links. How do I quilt this...does sound like a fun class.

    PPP made me want to take a baseball bat to my machine yesterday. I had to keep reminding myself that it was me...not the machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spring
    I tried free motion quilting all day yesterday and I am in need of a teacher. I want to quilt my own quilts but after yesterday, Id pay $150 in a heart beat to have someone else do it.

    I will be moving to Virginia Beach, VA in December. I guess there is no reason for me not to take a class now in Memphis. So Where do I look for classes?
    I could probably use a class or two in FMQ but I think the main thing is just to practice, practice, and more practice. I have tried in on small blocks and I have a long, long way to go before I would attempt it on a quilt. I like the puffiness of a quilt so I tend to just do SID.

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