Teaching Schedule through Late Summer

I’ve signed up to teach a few classes at our local quilt shop, The Quilter’s Cocoon, and thought I’d let you know about them.  The first three are mini quilts, where you learn a new skill with each one.  There’s a discount for signing up for all three.  Then in June, I’m teaching the Wonky Baskets quilt, to use up a lot of scraps.  July’s class is Machine Appliqué, making an originally designed Lollypop Tree block (pattern included in class) in either Christmas colors or summery/spring colors.

Finally, we’ll finish off with Beginning Machine Quilting, using your domestic sewing machine.  Hope you can join me for one or all!

Rolling Rainbow Star_labeled
April 19, Tues: 10:30-2:30 Rolling Rainbow Star
This brightly colored mini quilt is where you’ll learn about the color wheel and how to piece Y-seams (easily). Class materials fee is $2.00.  I’ll be teaching a series of three mini quilts.  It’s $30 for one class or $75 for all three.  I’ll be teaching at Quilter’s Cocoon, in Riverside, California (951-351-0346)
Spectrum_front
May 3, Tues: 10:30-2:30 Spectrum
This mini quilt is composed of multiple Kaffe Fasset fabrics, all done by hand with English Paper Piecing.  Class materials fee is $10 (pattern included). You’ll learn the basics of paper piecing, and some tips in working with the color wheel. I’ll be teaching a series of three mini quilts.   It’s $30 for one class or $75 for all three.  I’ll be teaching at Quilter’s Cocoon, in Riverside, California (951-351-0346)
May 17, Tues: 10:30-2:30 Home, Sweet, Home
This fun neighborhood centers around a town star!  Pick up the cutting directions when you pay for the class, and come with all your pieces cut. We’ll talk about how to get the perfect points on a half-square triangles and snowball blocks. Cost: $35.  Class materials fee is $10 (pattern included).  This is the third in a series of three mini quilts.  It’s $30 for one class or $75 for all three.  I’ll be teaching at Quilter’s Cocoon, in Riverside, California (951-351-0346)
Wonky Baskets
June 7, Tues: 10:30-4 p.m Wonky Baskets Quilt
A scrap-happy quilt with wonky baskets.  You’ll need one short ruler to help you cut the sides and one long ruler (to cut the bias), but other than those two things, it’s wonky happiness!  Bring a collection of scraps (more info on class handout, available when you pay) and we’ll sew sew sew all day long.  Instructions for the borders will be handed out at the end of class. Class cost: $45, at Quilter’s Cocoon, in Riverside, California (951-351-0346)
Christmas Treat final
July 16, Sat: 10:30-4 p.m Christmas Treat
This Christmasy wall hanging can also be made in spring colors in Kaffe Fasset fabrics.  (See below).  In this class we’ll talk about combining fabrics, freezer-paper machine applique.  Instructions for the borders will be given out in class, in case you don’t get to them.  See class supply sheet for more information. Cost: $35.  I’ll be teaching at Quilter’s Cocoon, in Riverside, California (951-351-0346)

Spring version of Christmas Treat

Thread Doodle MiniSmall
August 27, Sat: 10:30-2 p.m  Beginner’s Free-Motion Quilting
If you know your machine well, and are ready to finish off that stack of quilt tops in your closet, this is the class for you. I can not do tech-support for your machine, so make sure you are familiar with the basics of your sewing machine, have a free-motion quilting foot (see your dealer if you are not sure) and are ready to learn how to quilt with your domestic sewing machine.   Cost: $35. Class materials fee: $15.  I’ll be teaching at Quilter’s Cocoon, in Riverside, California (951-351-0346)

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Sept. 8, Thursday: 10:30-2 p.m Beginner’s Free-Motion Quilting
If you know your machine well, and are ready to finish off that stack of quilt tops in your closet, this is the class for you. I can not do tech-support for your machine, so make sure you are familiar with the basics of your sewing machine, have a free-motion quilting foot (see your dealer if you are not sure) and are ready to learn how to quilt with your domestic sewing machine.   Cost: $35. Class materials fee: $15.  I’ll be teaching at Quilter’s Cocoon, in Riverside, California (951-351-0346)

12 thoughts on “Teaching Schedule through Late Summer

  1. Wow, you are going to be one busy girl!! If I just lived closer, would be there for a few of these, truly 🙂

  2. If I were still in California I’d try to come to one of your classes as I’d love to meet you in person but hopefully I’ll get to meet you next time I’m in California.

  3. Are you telling me that a four hour class costs $30??!! Or twelve hours of tuition for $75! That’s what I call a bargain! I would be there in a heartbeat…… Maybe you could just set the laptop up in the corner and I’ll Facetime!!! :-))

  4. Elizabeth, I’m very happy for you to begin sharing your quilt knowledge and teaching skills with others. I hope it all turns out well for you and that you enjoy it immensely. In fact, I liked the statement you made about not providing sewing machine tech-support. Great idea! I have added similar verbiage to my fall course descriptions, so thank you for that.

    Lately, I’ve had a couple students give negative feedback. Though 98 percent of my students give me glowing reviews, I am not very good about not letting the minority hurt my feelings. After I teach in this fall (I have already signed a contract for four classes), I will no longer teach. It’s just not worth the emotional upheaval if someone isn’t happy with my class, especially when I have no recourse to speak with the student about it. The College conceals the name of the complainer. So, 2017 will be the year I’m free, which will also allow us to do more traveling. You sure get away often! Enjoy your trip to Spain.

  5. Dear Elizabeth, Oh how I wish I could come and take the wonky baskets class with you! That would be so much fun! I am still diligently working on my Wheel of Fortune blocks in the black, white and turquoise for Evan’s Christmas Quilt. It wakes almost 8 hours to make one block…altho I’m getting faster and making the 8 slices per block assembly line style. Sally, my teacher, said she has never had any student make a full quilt of the blocks. The norm is to finish one block in her day-long class. And quit! I will eventually make one with scraps for myself and saw one online made with pink Kaffe Fassett fabrics that would be precious for a baby quilt. I’m not a ‘pink’ person, but sure liked that one. A couple of weeks ago, Sally and two other friends and I made a road trip to LaGrange, TX to the TEXAS State Quilting Museum, a quilt show and three quilt stores. Sally has a red and white quilt that was shown in Houston in 2014 along with 120 other quilts. Those quilts have been on tour for two years. Of those 120 quilts, 20 have been chosen for an exhibit in the museum this summer, and Sally’s is one of the 20! We are so proud of her! You can Google Sally Ashbacher or friend her on FaceBook and see her quilts. She is taking a bus load of women to The Missouri Star quilt sores in April and I’m going on that trip as her bus assistant. She puts together a couple of bus trips a year…always one to Houston and they are famous in these parts! Fun, goodie bags, door prizes, show and tell and plenty of fabric for everyone…and her Grandmother’s chocolate chip cookies from a secret recipe! She sold her tornado ravaged house, and is staying in the apartment in a senior living community that the insurance company found for her. She is very comfortable there and has everything she needs. A bunch of us are going to make her a ‘House Quilt’ to hang in her new home…probably to present it to her close to Christmas. 36 blocks made by 36 friends….she will love it. We bought the background to have that uniform, but the houses will be made with Civil War or Primitive fabrics. I’ll send a picture of what it will be based upon. We will do the Applique strips, too. Ok, It is a monsoon rainy day here and I’m getting ready to work on some of the 100 kitty themed potholders I’m making for the Cat Shelter in Rome. Will take them in the fall for them to sell in their shop to help support the cats there. Have fun with your classes. Hope to,start on O Christmas Tree soon and get caught up. A friend in Arizona is doing it too. Love, Leslie

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