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Old 02-13-2013, 09:32 AM
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My guild is having its annual education day and members sign up for a class of their choice. It's a really fun day because we learn something new, catch up with friends during lunch, and the cost is minimal. I am in charge of selecting classes, so I'm researching what to offer the members. Ideas for classes, please.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:58 AM
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How to use your 60 degree ruler and blocks that can be made with it, how to do the layer cake stars (MQC), microwave bowl holders, how to resize a block, binding (machine, 2 color, by hand), a pinwheel made with 2 1/2" strips (eleanore burns), how to do a scalloped border, making prairie points (2 different type) are some of the classes we have done through my guild. If you want more suggestions, please let me know and I will provide more.
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Do you have any idea of the needs of your guild? Are they mostly experienced quilters or a mix of newbies and experienced. Can you guage what might interest them from past show and tells?

I think how to paper piece would be good for beginners
Advanced you could offer how to do a mariners compass using either traditional or freezer paper piecing

Do you have a really good longarmer or quilter in your guild? Or can you bring in an outside teacher? Maybe a seminar on "how the heck do I quilt this" with participants bringing in flimsies the teacher could use as demo.

How to properly measure for borders

Tricks for getting points to match, such as elmers school glue or basting at the intersections and checking before stitching the whole line, double pinning (which is what I do) etc.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:13 AM
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how about a couple different quilt as you go methods?
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Valerie Ann View Post
My guild is having its annual education day and members sign up for a class of their choice. It's a really fun day because we learn something new, catch up with friends during lunch, and the cost is minimal. I am in charge of selecting classes, so I'm researching what to offer the members. Ideas for classes, please.
How long are the classes? 1hr? 2hr? 4hr? Do you want 'hands on'? Or is it seminar (talk) style?
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:19 AM
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Sounds like fun.. Id be the first to sign up whatever it was.. !!
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:13 PM
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One of my guilds has "quilt college" every other year. It's two days of classes, all kinds of topics. One of my favorites last year was dying fabric. Someone taught a class on making quilted jackets (wish I had taken that one too). Binding is a favorite topic for classes. Almost anything someone is willing to teach...
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Some popular trends are Anita's Arrowhead, Twister, rope bowls, disappearing 9 patch, and Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Trips Around the World. How about Featherweight cleaning? Using machine feet and attachments? The Disappearing 9P
can also be used to make I Spy blocks that are automatically sashed for quilting when the 9P is made with the novelty blocks in a certain orientation. I have it bookmarked somewhere if it's needed.
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I would suggest a class on Bobbin work.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:57 PM
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The classes last the day--10-3 pm
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How long are the classes? 1hr? 2hr? 4hr? Do you want 'hands on'? Or is it seminar (talk) style?
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