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Thread: Quilting Expo class vs LQS class

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    Junior Member osewfast's Avatar
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    Question Quilting Expo class vs LQS class

    Hey Y'all!

    I want to take a class to better learn how to do ruler work. (Using rulers/templates on my home machine.) A LQS plans to offer a class on this technique in April. Don't know the pricing yet, but they said it Might be a 2 day class. This shop is in about 50 miles away but would be a pleasant, rural drive. The shop is modest sized - so I'm sure the class won't be too big. Hopefully more one-on-one with the instructor?

    Then I saw a class listing for the next Original Quilt & Sew Expo in March. That event is about the same distance - but I'll be dealing with Atl traffic there & back. *Yuck* This class is $19 class fee + $22 materials fee + $8 admission. Not sure if there this is just a lecture/demo class or actual hands on - which I want hands-on at a machine.

    My question boils down to - has anyone ever taken classes at these Expos? Are they as personal as a LQS type class? Was it a good experience? The advantage of the Expo - all that wonderful shopping/exhibits after the class. But supporting a LQS and having that smaller class seems like a good thing, too. Your thoughts?

    Thanks!
    Donna Mc
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    If this is the class - http://www.sewingexpo.com/Events/Atl...0/Default.aspx - it's only 1.5 hours long, and that's not long enough to learn and practice very much. The class at the LQS sounds much better to me, and then you can go to the Expo just to look around.

    Craftsy also has classes on ruler work for DSMs. You might check them out.

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    I think the LQS shop class sounds better because it is longer. Patsy Thompson is giving a free ruler class on her blog during the month of January https://blog.patsythompsondesigns.co.../archives/8365
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pagzz View Post
    I think the LQS shop class sounds better because it is longer. Patsy Thompson is giving a free ruler class on her blog during the month of January https://blog.patsythompsondesigns.co.../archives/8365
    Thank you for posting this link. I love messing around with my rulers on my dsm.

    osewfast - I did buy a Craftsy class with Amy Johnson on ruler work on a dsm and I found it helpful.
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    I agree with dunster. An hour and a half isn't long enough to learn that much. Although the class is listed as lecture/demo/hands on, I think it's mostly going to be lecture and demo. An hour and a half doesn't allow for lecture/demo and hands on. I'd go with the LQS
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    Thank you all for your thoughts & replies. I think I'll do the LQS class....come on April! I can't wait to learn!! =)
    Wahoo!

    Happy New Year to all!
    Donna Mc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pagzz View Post
    I think the LQS shop class sounds better because it is longer. Patsy Thompson is giving a free ruler class on her blog during the month of January https://blog.patsythompsondesigns.co.../archives/8365
    Ooo - that looks interesting. Thanks!!!
    Donna Mc

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