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I'm in a Pickle and need some suggestions

Old 09-22-2008, 05:59 AM
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I swear the community centre I teach at is giving me less and less time to decide on the following season's classes every year!! I just received an email from the new supervisor requesting what classes to teach for Winter and Spring seasons!!! She wants a decision by Thursday!! WHAT TO TEACH!!!

I teach Monday nights and Saturday mornings.

Yesterday morning, while lying in bed, I decided to teach my Double Irish Chain with the Seminole border and teach that one. Now I need to come up with 3 more classes. HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!
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Old 09-22-2008, 06:06 AM
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Some classes I would like to take include: quilted purses, quilted sweatshirt designs, rag quilt, applique by machine, free motion quilting. Hope this give you some ideas:wink:
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Old 09-22-2008, 06:26 AM
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I think a tote class would be quick and easy. :)
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Old 09-22-2008, 06:30 AM
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Stained glass, applique techniques, small projects that can be completed. A class of border techniques could be fun, too. And origami quilting.

I am more interested in learning techniques to do my own stuff than in reproducing a quilt done by others.

How much time do you have for the classes? When I was starting, I took a weekend class in strip piecing that was really helpful.
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Rag quilts would be a fun class to take. I've not done one, but it's on my to-do list.
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:29 AM
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I'm with Moonpi. Classes on techniques are the ones I would consider. I'd like to learn paper piecing and don't think that's so easy to pick up on your own. Maybe something that teaches curved seams, Y seams, and/or partial seams...you know, non-traditional seaming techniques? Alot of folks are afraid of color decisions. Something related to easing that fear, like using a color wheel or paint chips. Ways to figure yardage, change a block size, adapt a pattern, etc. Think about what the most asked questions are here on the board. That should give you a pretty good idea!
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:31 AM
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Hi Aggi, one of the things I'd like to take a class for is something with curves, like a Drunkard's Path. I've seen them done on tv, but that seems like something where a little hands-on instruction and a real live person to ask questions as they arise would be very helpful. Good luck coming up with ideas. I don't envy you at all.
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Beginners Quiltmaking - rotary cutting, machine piecing, etc. A sampler quilt.

Machine Quilting - including layering and basting, straight lines and freemotion

Binding and other edge finishing techniques

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Old 09-22-2008, 08:20 AM
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A few I would find helpful:

paper peiceing
machine applique
free motion quilting

Good luck deciding!
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if you do bags - closures - how to install/apply zippers, snaps,
velcro, handles, etc and how to put those foot things on the bottom.. Also where to find these supplies.

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