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Thread: Teaching Classes

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    Super Member bamamama's Avatar
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    Since when is it a conflict of interest? Do you work for Hobby Lobby? The store manager has been asking me to do this for months. The classroom at our store will hold the entire staff for Holiday parties, meetings, etc. I could easily have 15 or more students without being cramped. I would however like to keep classes down below 10 so that I could give more individual attention.

    I am more about sharing a craft that I love rather than making a huge profit. No I have never taken a BEGINNER class but I have been making quilts for about 20 years and I have always been able to pick up a quilting book or pattern and figure it out. Not everyone can do that. Some need more hands on instruction or just want to be part of a group.

    Why all the capitilized words and exclamination points? Does something about my post upset you?


    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    that is odd...according the RULES of Hobby Lobby, that would be a conflict of interest! You as a HL employee are not allowed to be a "contracted" teacher!

    Also if you have never taken or taught a beginner class...you might want to rethink it. Months of planning and prep goes into it and you will NEVER make any money at it! If your HL is like most, the class room can barely hold 4-6 people! Not nearly enough to make it profitable.

    I taught our HL once..and won't do it again. The people want the classes for FREE...so many signed up, and yet only 3 came. It was a nightmare!
    Now I did it for Hancock's and wow..night and day! I think it has a lot to do with the the customers perception of the place the class is held. Hobby Lobby, sort of carefree, maybe not into sewing so much as artsy stuff, and at Hancock's it is ALL about sewing, fabric, notions, machines, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice View Post
    The National Quilting Association has a booklet "Teaching Basic Quiltmaking" You might find it useful.
    Thanks Holice, I will check that out.
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