I have found when people start to sew ,weather it is quilting or clothing, you don't want to get to technicle until you know if that is realy what they like.
in our club we tried a quilting class and the lady who taught was very strict about the pros and cons,needless to say the class didn't go over to well.
the class kneeds to know upfront that you are starting them out easy and later they will know the particulars . to leave a class with a lot of new terms and measurements is very discouraging.
If a person has somethink to say about what they are interested in things go a lot better,good luck,