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Thread: Question about a online quilting classes

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    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
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    I was emailed by one of the LQS about an online 7 month quilting class for the Batik Judy Neimyer Glacier quilt star quilt pattern. The cost is $300 for 7 months and they end the kits each month with an online video of the class. I have never taken a class becaus of back issues I would not be able to stay what is your opinion of this option and is it too much? They have the option to pay $44 per month which makes it easier for me to pay. The quilt is beautiful!

    just in case here is the link it is
    http://www.seawatchfabrics.com/Techn..._Technique.php

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    Sounds expensive to me. $300 for a single quilt? I've never seen a kit for more than maybe $150 or so and the rest is too much for a video class IMO. Seems like part of the benefit you pay for is to get personalized help and instruction and fellowship. So video classes should be less.

    how big is the quilt? I didn't see that info on the website.

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    Can you watch these classes more than once? Or pause them to take a break? If not, would it be any different than actually sitting through a class? How long is each class?

    I would check out the sample video and see if you can see what is being taught/shown clearly enough. If you can't once the class is actually being taught, will they let you stop on the payment plan?

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    I think that is way too much money!

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    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
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    That is kinda what I thought was more interested in the kit and the videos I cannot sit through a class. Will keep looking! Thank you for your input!!

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    Does it also include all the foundation papers for her patterns? I know the classes aren't cheap but the end results are fabulous.

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    I saw something like this and I thought it was too much. But if you do it and it works let me know!!

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    I've wanted to do a Judy Niemeyer quilt too, but I thought the kit and pattern were too expensive at over $300.

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    Just read the fine print

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    one of our local quilt shops is also doing this class one Sat. a month starting in Jan. I to felt it was to expensive at 38.00 dollars a month and to my understanding that did not include all of the fabric after looking at it I decided if I was going to finish it in 8 months I would be working on it constantly and decided I did not need another UFO especially such an expensive one good luck with whatever you decide it is a beautiful quilt

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    i wonder also if it includes fabric and backing

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    quilting is an expensive hobby, but if that includes everything it might not be a s bad as you think at first - There are a lot of great tutorials online and there is also The Quilting School that is online classes with some big name teachers - I personnally like the classroom atmosphere, but if your back is a problem, could someone help you get your machine in - good luck

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    i bought a west of baltimore BOM from keepsake quilting & it cost $24.95/mo for 12 months PLUS 1 month for the corners and the backing - all together i have about $500 invested. Aghhh. And to top it all off - i only have 3 blocks finished in two years. that's my next thing to finish next year. i'm going to cut out & start another block next week while i'm on vacation.

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    I have done a class with one of Judy Neimyer and it was paper pieceing and included the material and I went to the quilt shop to do this and it cost me around $300.00. It was the Hawaiian Star beautiful quilt. So that is generally the going price and includes the material and CD it could be an okay cost wise if you are really wanting to do a paper piece this big. Good Luck

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    Seems high to me too. I made a queen size quilt and probably have close to $300 in it but that includes the batting, backing and the fee for long arm quilting it.

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    I think Judy Neimyer's classes seem more expensive. There was one offered here, I think it was all day for 2 days and it was about $300 plus buying the material and pattern. Too expensive for me, to many other quilt patterns out there I can do.

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    Way to much $$$$$$

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    Way toooo rich for this girl.

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    Judy Neimyer does spectacular quilts and I'd love to be in one of her classes, but $300.00 for an on-line course seems a little much to me.

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    Way to much for my budget... but her quilts are beatiful so just depends on what you get and what it inclused like batting and backing. And if you can aford it go for it...

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    I checked out the site and looked at the sample video. The sample video was very good in my opinion. The quilt is 60" x 60" and is beautifuleven though it's not very big. This does seem expensive, but --------

    if you CAN'T get to other classes,
    if you CAN afford it, and
    if you WANT to do it,
    then GO FOR IT!

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