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    I just signed up for my first ever quilting class to learn the New York Beauty block. Nothing like diving in head first. Should I sit in the back and try to hide my utter lack of skill and just pick up what I can? Ohhhhh. What have I gotten myself into? :shock:

    Yikes! What should I wear? I don't have anything quilty looking!

    And what should I bring my stuff in? Arghhhh! No quilty looking bag.

    Should I bring my "good" machine or my plain jane old faithful?

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    Relax, you will do fine. Enjoy.

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    just enjoy your class. They are fun. I have taken 3 this year

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    You are going to learn, don't feel bad for not knowing something

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    You never know what you're going to get when you take a class. I've been in both good and bad classes. Just go with it and focus on learning not doing perfect work. Sometimes I just met some great people and heard some great stories.

    Don't forget you are with other people who are also there to learn.

    The block you are going to learn is great and I wish I could share it with you! Have fun.

    bring old faithful! You want to be comfortable!
    peace

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    Whatever you do . do not sit in the back!! I learn so much better sitting in the from and am not distracted by the others. No one will care what you wear or what you carrie your supplies in, just have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna
    I just signed up for my first ever quilting class to learn the New York Beauty block. Nothing like diving in head first. Should I sit in the back and try to hide my utter lack of skill and just pick up what I can? Ohhhhh. What have I gotten myself into? :shock:

    Yikes! What should I wear? I don't have anything quilty looking!

    And what should I bring my stuff in? Arghhhh! No quilty looking bag.

    Should I bring my "good" machine or my plain jane old faithful?
    Sounds like fun. Where are you taking your class?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFQSinc
    Sounds like fun. Where are you taking your class?
    Here ~ scroll down a little for the workshop
    http://www.liqs.org/quilters_meetings.htm

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    That is a beautiful quilt! Have fun and relax! People are there to learn; not to pick you apart! I used to do the same thing because of my weight...I would make myself sick and usually end up not going. I realize now (in my old age)how stupid that was of me and I missed out on a lot!

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    A quilting class is not a competition. There are those who think it is but the majority of individuals are all the same as you, they want to learn. I would sit in front so that I could both see and hear. I have taken several classes and felt like a dummy when I went in but what I learned was so priceless. I took a class on how to miter corners and my bindings are so great looking when I complete a quilt. You are there to learn, you have paid good money for this class so get a good return from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUZAG
    That is a beautiful quilt! Have fun and relax! People are there to learn; not to pick you apart! I used to do the same thing because of my weight...I would make myself sick and usually end up not going. I realize now (in my old age)how stupid that was of me and I missed out on a lot!
    Well, from what I can tell, the instructor is "fluffy" so that won't stop me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdiane318
    A quilting class is not a competition. There are those who think it is but the majority of individuals are all the same as you, they want to learn. I would sit in front so that I could both see and hear. I have taken several classes and felt like a dummy when I went in but what I learned was so priceless. I took a class on how to miter corners and my bindings are so great looking when I complete a quilt. You are there to learn, you have paid good money for this class so get a good return from it.
    You're right, Diane. And that's just what I'll do! :thumbup:

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    If you don't know what you're doing, at least you know you're not bringing in any bad habits and are learning fresh. I don't think anyone is going to be paying attention to what you're wearing or what kind of machine you're bringing. And if they are, that's too sad for them. You're there to have fun and learn for YOURSELF! Have a blast!

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    You will do great! Go and have fun and learn. Looking forward to hearing all about it!

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    Krystyna, you go and enjoy. Learn lots and remember when we learn we have the blessing of being able to pass on what we have learned! One of my first classes was on the NYB, Love it and passed on what I learned to my sister. I had the means...she needed the way. Sister earns her living by hand quilting for others and selling her quilts. She's still delighted that she sold that first paper peiced quilt about 10 years ago.

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    Wear something comfortable.
    Expect to learn something new and allow this to be a trial piece NOT a masterpiece.
    Take the machine that can take the travel in the car, doesn't mind being jossled around a bit and isn't too heavy.
    As for taking your stuff. Big Ziplock baggies work fine in a pinch. Even a grocery bag with handles will work. (Have used both)

    Enjoy!

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    You will love it!!! Bring Plane Jane, sit in front, learn all you can and most importantly.....have fun! Oh, and bring your stuff in anything except a grocery bag!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisDixie
    Krystyna, you go and enjoy. Learn lots and remember when we learn we have the blessing of being able to pass on what we have learned! One of my first classes was on the NYB, Love it and passed on what I learned to my sister. I had the means...she needed the way. Sister earns her living by hand quilting for others and selling her quilts. She's still delighted that she sold that first paper peiced quilt about 10 years ago.
    How wonderful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krystyna
    Yikes! What should I wear? I don't have anything quilty looking!
    Something that looks good with threads. :)

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    First off, try and relax...I went to my 1st quilt class, and was very nervous...ended up being a group I have joined, and we are all like sisters...be yourself, and for me humor is a great tool...I have to also say, everyone has a 1st time for a class, eh?..
    Have fun! And, can't wait to see your quilt as it progresses!!
    K

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    Enjoy!
    And don't forget to post a picture.

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    I took a class for this block a couple of years ago. Took my FW - that's why I have it, right? Wore my comfy clothes and flip flops because I can't sew with my shoes on! No problems. Great class. Learned alot about pp'ing and got several blocks done. Points, curves, etc. Still haven't quilted the thing yet because I hand quilt and haven't figured out how I want to quilt it yet. Even thinking about taking a class at another (no so) LQS who rents out their longarms. Just too busy. Enjoy your class - you'll lvoe it.

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    All of the above is great advice. Wish that I lived close so that I could take that class with you. It is on my bucket list of quilts to make. :thumbup:

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    It's a class....everyone is going for the same reason, no matter what skill level...don't stress enjoy, have fun, make friends and a beautiful quilt!!!!!

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    Your guild has some awesome instructors this year. You should learn from Linda's techniques. I have her book and she makes it look easy. Go and enjoy yourself, be comfortable and whatever sewing machine you take will be fine, just make sure you have a new needle (and a few spares). I am sure you will get a class equipment list beforehand so you will be ready.

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