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Thread: ♥ What quilting classes have you taken at Local Quilt Shops, Quilt Shows, Quilt Retreats?

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    Senior Member Honeynga's Avatar
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    I took a Beginner Class at LQS and was most disappointed. I was up front from the beginning that I had sewn for years but quilting was totally different for me. The only instruction I got was correction when I was doing something wrong. Was not a pleasant experience whatsoever. I won't take any more classes from this shop, but will look for other classes/instructors.

    I'm pretty good at following directions since I taught myself to knit, crochet, needlepoint and cross stitch. One class that I took and learned a lot was english smocking.

    I had several opportunities to each English Smocking later and was careful to give my "students" the total picture, from chosing fabric to completing the finished piece.

    I just happen to be one of those persons (people?) that needs to know the whole picture,why we chose this fabric,thread,method....

    I haven't had an opportunity to take name brand classes but at this point in my new quilting life am I ready for advanced instructors....still working on basics.

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    hand quilting class this morning - still practicing

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    Started with a class at a LQS in 1999 - first time I ever quilted anything and I tackled a queen size Hole in the Barn door -there was fussy cutting; sashing, far, far too many things for a wet behind the ears newbie! That pretty much scared me off for 10 years! Then I was drawn back in but knew not to take on anything that big right out of the gate.

    Have taken two classes from "national" instructors - Cindy Needham (Beginning Machine Quilting), Charlotte Angotti (Let Me Surprise You), and Pat Ferguson (Zentangles)

    Also -- Quilted jacket from a sweatshirt; four way placemats; LQS intro to FMQ; Radiant Star (QIAD)

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    none but i teach dyeing, marbling, stamping, screenprinting, and painting.

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    I took a quilt as you go class it was fine. I also took a real machine quilting that was a good one. Really I took that one twice got alot more out of it the second time around. I am set up for one about free motion quilting next week. I am gaining more confidence and my quilting is getting better.

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    I have never taken a class of any kind. Learned all I know from books and magazines and sites like this.

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    FMQ. I needed that one. I'd like to do more, but I can read a pattern and I need my $$ for fabric more than I need a class. I have learned so much here.

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    I'e taken several classes at LQS's in Houston; most of them just great and others felt like if you weren't a personal friend of the LQS owner you should have stayed home. The only "famous" teacher was a class with Kaye Wood at the Houston Quilt Festival years ago.

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    I started out with an 8 week beginners class. Six blocks and each block a different technique. When I finished the course, I thought I knew it all--crazy lady. Took classes in color (should be a first class), applique, hand quilting and classes for special blocks. Had a teacher that taught in her home, the clients could choose what they wanted to learn and she taught it the next month. Learned alot..didn't have a project for each class. Besides attending classes for techniques, it is an excellent way to meet quilding friends.

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    Today I finished my (2 day, 6hr a day) Freestyle-Free Motion Quilting class.
    With Christine Maraccini
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