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Thread: Great Article in Wall Street Journal Today about Craftsy

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    Great Article in Wall Street Journal Today about Craftsy

    A very interesting story in today's WSJ about the origins of Craftsy, their business philosophy and some statistics about who has enrolled in the courses.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...sonaljournal_0

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    That is an interesting article. I didn't know they had only been in business 18 months. I just happened to have found them by accident. I have three classes I signed up for but haven't started yet.

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    Wow - thanks for sharing, that was really interesting.

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    I adore Craftsy- might as well send my paycheck directly to them for the number of classes I've taken! I fit their demographic pretty well too, except I'm younger than they mentioned in the article.

    I'm really glad they are doing well- and it was interesting to see that the instructors seem to be compensated well- I always worry if it is really worth their time to be committed to answer questions forever, but the contract must be such that big names are signing it.

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    Thanks for the interesting article!
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    Thank you for the very interesting article,
    I also have joined up for a craftsy class, as I live in New Zealand it will be the nearest I get to some of the wonderful tutors you have in America. I certainly will be signing up for more quilting/knitting classes

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    Glad I`ve spent my money wisely. I`m signed up for quite a few classes.

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    Interesting article. Thanks for sharing.
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    Yes, that was a very interesting and informative article. Thank you for posting it.
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    Really interesting, didn't know much about the company. I haven't taken one of their classes only because right now I don't have much time to do so, plan to look at it more closely in a few months when my work slows down. Thank you for sharing with us.
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    Thanks for posting the link to WSJ about Craftsy. I have been tempted in the past to sign up for classes. From the reviews of others on the board and reading about the company, on-line classes are going to be my new favorite things this year.


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    Very interesting article! I have yet to take a class, but have bought from them. I am very happy with my purchases.

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    I have signed up for about 7 classes never at full price. An that doesn't count the 4 free classes I've signed up for. If you want to get your feet wet try a free class. there are 3 available right now about quilting and piecing.

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    I've signed up for 16 classes, 4 of which were free, so I was very interested in the WSJ article. I had wondered who came up with such a good idea at such reasonable prices. I always buy when the classes are on sale, but even at that, I've dropped a few bucks. But the instructors and format are top notch and well worth even the full price. I used to spend that much and more on books and magazines. Thanks for posting the link./info.
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    Love their classes.

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    Now this is really interesting!

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    I saw the article in WSJ and was excited to read about Craftsy which I knew nothing about. Who said that Americans were not harding work. Look at what they created and much more.

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    I've signed up for 3 of their classes...one was by Weeks Ringel! What a treat. I learned so much about the theory of design.
    And I gifted my 12 y/o granddaughter with a class on Amigurumi. She was delighted!! The kid just picks up a crochet hook, goes onto youtube and boom, she creates wonderful things that I never would think even I could make.

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    I continually ( daily) get emails from them, along with Annie's, and have been curious about their classes. I guess because I have been a premium member for a few years of AQS and QCA and have access to lots of free on line classes but have never taken advantage (keep saying one of these days--), I should check them out first. I have also never seen Quilt Out Loud, which I also keep saying I will. What a great testimonial to Craftsy, though!

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