Monday, November 7, 2011

inbetweens

What happens in between?  In between posts, projects, one big idea and the next grand undertaking?  The inbetweens are restful, exciting, pregnant with possibility.  Right now I feel just so very in between. But this time it is a bit unsettling.

I need to talk to you about my book, my big ideas, but I feel like we should warm up with a trifle or two.  Let's start with...

In between Posts

This weekend we celebrated Aria's 7th birthday, and like every mother I wished time would slow down by at least half.  Seven is rather too close to ten.  I would be glad to have many more children, so it is hard to see my only two grow up.  On the other hand, she has grown into such a sweet, good-natured child that I live in gratitude for what I have today.

my birthday girl


Oh sentimental moments!

Aria and I


Do you know what she wanted to do for her birthday party?  A bike ride through some lovely paved trails of our local park.  Leaves in their fall glory!  Warm fall air!  Surrounded by dear friends and family.  It was a treat for us all.

In between Projects

At the moment I am in between quilts - still feeling "quilty" but awaiting some exciting new fabric!  And since it is November after all, I figured it was as good a time as ever to start on Christmas gifts.  Ahem.  This pretty apron from Sew Liberated was my Saturday.

this weekend I...

It's funny, when I bought yardage of Miscellany I knew I wanted to see it in clothes.  I had thought clothes for me, but an apron for an old, old friend will do quite nicely instead (especially since it's actually happening, and I don't favor storing away fabric for projects that may never come to be).  I'll have the finished pictures for you this week with more details!

In between Grand Undertakings

If you know me very well, you'll see that I like to make plans.  Oh the plans I do make!  Thinking big comes quite naturally to me, which I think is more of a gift than a danger.  My daddy thinks big.  Thanks, daddy.

Anyways, I was saying that I feel unsettled in between and that is precisely in this big-picture area.  Will I make a book?  I don't know.  There are interested parties, but I fear that their offer(s) will not be right for me.  And this is SO not a pompous statement.  Book-making is not as lucrative as anyone thinks.  Book-making is not so exclusive as anyone thinks.  Book-making is more arduous than anyone thinks. 

For us next year, 2012, is completely a numbers crunch.  I am closing a chapter of my life by giving up/losing my "real" job and turning a page into unknown territory in which I try hold down the fort at Stitched in Color so that I can hold down the fort as a homeschooling mother in our blessing of a home.  So, the point is that my time must be spent quite wisely.  I have every intention of keeping up this blog and homeschooling and wearing whatever other hats Stitched in Color has to offer.  Hats might include:  book-writing, physical class-teaching, online class-teaching, pattern-writing or magazine-writing.  Or, all of the above?

No.  Not all of the above.

So I am in between.  Trying to decide.. book or online class?  Because, do you know that I could make as much money (or more) if I had 200 students take an online class with me than most sewists make writing a book?  Seriously.  Seriously!  Of course, there is no way to know how many would take a class until you offer it.  And there is no way to offer it and write a book.  And time is a ticking.  There are certain things I prefer about the online class format, namely being able to include as many step-by-step pictures as I like and being in complete control of the content.  Yes, yes, yes!

So, I'm going to let you in on a big idea.  I am thinking of offering a curves class after the new year.  After all, that's the time of year that you usually pledge to master your curves, eh?  Except this class would totally work, 100% guaranteed (wink, wink).  It would take you from beginner (terrified of curves) to advanced (improv-piecing and precision-piecing), working through small home decor projects and finishing with some very cool quilts.  And with each week's skill you would have a choice of 3 projects.  Because we all love choices!  This 5-week course would be delivered as a separate password-protected blog, so that it is interactive via comments, link-ups, etc.  And, afterwords, you would receive the entire series of picture-laden tutorials and all 15 projects as a PDF e-book.  Tada!  Pricing at $35 per person.  Beginning mid-January or early February.  What do you think? 

I'm thinking this would be a great way to get my feet wet with the online class format, plus I have been bursting with exciting curvy project ideas.  The important thing is do you like it?  Give it to me straight!

 ~ Rachel  {who is musing inbetweens}

77 comments:

  1. In-betweens require so much thought! Very tiring :)

    I think a curves class would be fun! Definitely something I would consider

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  2. Good for you! If you're trying to gauge interest, this sounds like a class I would signup for!

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  3. What an exciting adventure you're undertaking! I admire you for taking on such challenges.... it must be a bit unsettling tho.

    I don't think I would take your class... not because I don't like you or that you wouldn't do a good job.... but I've been dressmaking for over 45 years and curves don't hold any mysteries for me. Sewing a curved seam is easier than setting a sleeve in a dress.

    I wish you well in your new endeavors... you GO, girl!

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  4. I would consider a class, depending if my budget allowed it. I prefer a class format over a book for many reasons though. The first being that classes can get so much more in depth than a book. There is someone there to coach you along if needed. Once I get past learning the basics of a skill, I find that most books are not interesting to me. I tend to change things with patterns or make up my own thing completely, that I would rather have a book that serves as inspiration versus instruction. Plus, if there are errors (and there usually are), you have to track them down yourself, whereas in a class, you can immediately correct any issues that may arise.

    Whew. That was a bit longer than I thought. I think it would be great if you did either or both! You have a design voice that is unique and I admire that. I would love to write a book of sorts someday too, but understand that isn't where the money is in the end.

    Thank you, Rachel, for just being you. :)

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  5. And to think I had aspired to someday write a book. I guess I won't focus on that too much now. You and your daughter are so cute! Its so sweet that she just wanted a small family gathering.
    You do beautiful work, and I can't wait to see what happens out of this inbetween time for you. I know the feeling and its almost eery when you're just not sure what's coming next. I just prefer to be keeping busy with handquilting when I don't have anything else to do!
    Good Luck!

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  6. I love that idea! I would enjoy the content topic ( as I will probably never be brave enough to try curves without a little outside motivation) and the pricing seems really reasonable. I like your idea, and I LOVE the picture of you and your daughter!

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  7. To be honest, I would LOVE to take your class, but I'm not sure if I can afford it, especially after Christmas. But I love the idea. I am a fan of classes over books. I feel like the books aren't detailed enough and they don't offer the chance to have questions answered. And... curves are scary for me!

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  8. Big changes for you, Rachel!!
    Yes, I would definitely consider taking a curves class with you! I have never taken an online class, but I am a visual person, so seeing lots of pictures will definitely help. And, I agree on the points with Katie. Furthermore, I think there would be interaction with the others who take the class and what better is there than to learn from others too!
    So yes, I think I would be in for this.
    About the book. I already have so many books and don't know if I would really want another one. It would be less expensive, but the chance is big, that eventually I wouldn't make anything from the book. So, a class would work much better!
    Good luck with all your new plans!
    Simone (from the Netherlands)

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  9. it'll be great no matter what you chose to do. it's wonderful you have so many options though! I think an online class would be a great fit, especially knowing that you have full control over content and timeline. :)

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  10. You've got a lot going on! I think it's great you're weighing your options.

    As for the online class-- I probably wouldn't take it, just because I have learned that an online format doesn't work well for me. I've learned curves by taking a single class at my LQS, and all other info I've been able to find through free tutorials. I think the key for you (because a lot of people DO like online classes) is to show what you'll do that people can't find somewhere else for free. what sets you apart as an expert on curved piecing? I think the challenge sometimes with teaching is that many instructors have been quilting for 10-20 years before they are ready.

    I hope that all makes sense. And I hope I'm not being too much of a pain with feedback lately!

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  11. i'm new(ish) to your blog and am loving it. i intend to enter something for Celebrate Color soon. but i wanted to say that i think the class idea is brilliant. i am a self-taught sewist and when i was new to it i desperately wished for a course to teach me more advanced techniques. to be able to learn on your own time, in your own home is perfect for so many of us. your pricing looks great, too! most of the live classes where we live are around $70.

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  12. I'm relatively new to sewing and mostly self-taught. (thank heavens for technology and online tutorials!) I would be very interested in the curves class as they do TERRIFY me!! Please keep me posted if you decide to move forward with it.

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  13. Happy Birthday to your sweet little girl!

    and may you take the best decision!

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  14. I love the idea of a class. If I were the one doing it I think it would appeal more to me than trying to undertake creating a book. I'm not even sure why. But I think it would be perfect for you to do, and I'd sure be interested in signing up.

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  15. I think it's a great idea. Things I think that are great:

    The pricing is really fantastic for a class - most LQS classes are more expensive, especially for the type of range you're offering

    I think that giving the PDF e-book at the end is TERRIFFIC. A great way to "write a book" for the people taking the class. Make sure the e-book is something that people will be able to print out at home or at their local Staples. I know I like a hard copy.

    Choice is wonderful. Having a choice of 3 projects is a great idea.

    Some concerns...

    5 weeks is maybe a long time for some people... but that's just my opinion. It seems a relatively long time commitment to me, but I could also see myself doing it as long as that's all I'm doing (besides mothering et al)

    A whole quilt at the end of the class? Will there be time?

    And my last question, and this is by no means a criticism, just a wondering... You mentioned somewhat recently (?) that you yourself are still afraid of curves. I think this was around the pillow contest time, and granted even though time flies that was a while ago, but that comment stuck in my head. Maybe you've mastered the curve since then. In fact someone who has recently mastered the curve would be an ideal person to teach it, but you know, I'm just wondering.

    Lastly - I think it's awesome how ambitious you are and how you've been able to grow Stitched In Color into something you can be proud of and something that can fulfill you full time (ish and beyond)

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  16. That sounds like a great class - especially since I plan on making a quilt that is all curves next year! I think the choice of 3 projects is great way to help ensure the students will get use out of their learning projects.

    I don't know how many sessions you were planning each week, but 5 weeks sounds reasonable for online, especially if it's open for a few weeks just in case people fall behind. I know I'm super interested!

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  17. In a perfect world the book would be a great marketing tool for the online courses, but if you have to choose the online course really sounds like you. What a great idea!

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  18. Thanks so much for all your feedback! To answer some of Junebug's questions and for the others who are wondering...

    No, there would not be time to finish the quilt choices. They would be presented the last week of the class, with the idea that folks could get started and ask me any questions then. Finishing the whole quilt top would take longer depending on which quilt is chosen, which size is chosen, etc.

    Hmm.. maybe 5 weeks is too long. I will think more about that.

    As for curves, I was definitely afraid of them at the beginning of this year. I have since then found my way to comfort. Once I got to the comfort level I started seeing so many possibilities for curvy projects. It's a bit like zippers - our fear holds us back! Another comment touched on the fact that I won't be as experienced as a quilter who has been sewing curves for 10 years. That's so true. But, my goal is not so much to be super-experienced, as much as to be inspiring and enabling to others. I think people need to see that something is feasible, to receive clear directions that "hold their hand" and why they would want to do it anyways, which is what I hope I'd provide. I would of course do a lot more making/testing/learning in preparation, but I would still be far from the best curvy sewist out there!

    Thank-you for helping me clarify these things!

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  19. I think either would be great, but I get the feeling you're more an interaction kind of girl, so you would probably enjoy teaching more? You have to make sure you are doing what you'll enjoy most, if the money is pretty much the same. Would you rather keep on writing the book (a fairly solitary event) or try the teaching?

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  20. I've taken a number of classes online....mostly at Quilt University. Five weeks is NOT too long - it just zips by. And I'd love the pdf of the class at the finish.

    I'd be a signup person. That price point is totally inline with other online classes.

    I know how to sew curves in garments, but for some of the modern quilt patterns, it's totally different. That would be my interest.

    Not just the piecing but the quilting too.

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  21. First, Happy Birthday to your sweet girl! The photo of the two of you is precious.

    I love the idea of an on-line course, but I'm not so interested in curves at this point so I'd likely skip this one. However, if you found this to be successful for yourself and did another course later in the year I think I would consider it.

    Rachel, you inspire me. You make such lovely things and share so much with all of us in bloggly land. You have inspired me to do more, try more, and grow more in my skills. Thank you for all you do.

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  22. Oops, I did it again. Commenting as my son that is. The comments from Luke are really from me!

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  23. In between projects? What does that mean? When I finish one, it just gives me more time to work on the other three I've got half made! hahahaha

    Personally I think I'd be more inclined to buy a book than sign up for an online course.... but I really like books! You're online course does sounds brilliant for people wanting to learn curves (not on my to-do list just yet), and I had thought why don't you do the course and then publish it as a book because you have all the basic content there already! And then I saw you were going to publish it as an e-book. So there you go, you are going to do both. You could then continue to sell the book to people who didn't participate in the online course!

    Good luck with your venture, it sounds very exciting.

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  24. I think a curves class is a great idea! Time permitting, I would definitely sign up for it.

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  25. I think that I could learn from the internet - haven't taken an online sewing class before - but there is a first for everything right? The price is certainly reasonable. Count me in!

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  26. I think a curvy class would be fun! I feel okay about curves, but I'd be interested in seeing a sneak peek of the projects you've got in mind, which may entice me to join in on the fun!

    I do love the pdf offering at the end, too. Very helpful for a reference! I think you'd be a fabulous teacher, Rachel!

    And seriously, Aria's idea for her birthday party is downright adorable. I'm glad you guys had a fun celebration!

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  27. You're doing a lot of thinking for a Monday! :)

    I'd be interested in your curves class. I think the format would work well for me, and the price seems fair. The PDF at the end of the class is a great idea.

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  28. The curves class sounds awesome. 5 weeks seems about right to me-- and at $35, you could count me in. Will be on the look out for future developments! Good luck!

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  29. Ooh! I'd be in on a curves class! Woo!

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  30. I think the online class sounds good! I don't know that I will personally take it, but I think it's a good idea, and the price sounds very reasonable. I hope it works out for you! I also love books though, so the book idea appeals to me slightly more, but that's just me:)

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  31. I love love love the idea of teaching a class online. I hear about all of these classes that bloggers I adore teach and I can't be a part of them because I live nowhere close. Do it! Also, I find books rather frustrating sometimes. I just pulled out a pattern for something out of a very popular book I have and I had to actually cut out a paper template for a rectangle. Really? I would prefer the dimensions, thanks. Anyway, good luck and please please keep us posted. I am VERY interested in a curves class.

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  32. I would definitely take that class! Sounds awesome :)

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  33. I have been doing an online crochet class and it has been so much easier to follow than reading a book! I would love to join the class. I have made many quilts, but never any with curves! :)

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  34. I like the idea of an on-line class and would be interested in your offering; however, perhaps you need to do a single class offering first before jumping in the water.

    Just saying - Marie

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  35. I have been thinking about writing patterns and I just exchanged emails with Vanessa from V. and Co. and asked about the patterns vs. books. She said that you get more money with patterns, but more street cred with books. So it sounds like you are not the only one finding that the money is not in books.

    I probably wouldn't take the class just because I have other quilty things I have/plan to spend money on - getting my sewing machine fixed and long-arm rental class. But I think it sounds great and VERY reasonably priced. I say go for it!

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  36. Please sign me up for the curves class! Johanna

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  37. I would SO take this class! And I don't think five weeks is too long - especially considering how difficult I find curves and how many different tutorials I have tried on it with no luck. I REALLY want to make a quilt with tons of circles!!

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  38. Rachel,
    There are so many opportunities in this quilting industry. Good for you for thinking through which ones meet your goals best and suit your style best.

    I think the curves class sounds great and think your price is good too. I probably won't be able to participate this time as I know early next year will be crazy for me already :)

    Good luck figuring out your plan - I love plans too! (Although I'm better at making them than sticking to them :))

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  39. I'd love to embrace my curves with you. I'm rather hoping to have slightly less curves then too ;o)

    Good luck with whatever ventures you decide to carry through :o)

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  40. I love the idea of an online class. I'm self taught so far and can't really attend in-person classes as I have two kidlets keeping me busy. My only question (not having done an online class before) would it work for people in different time zones or would classes be at set times?
    I really think its a great idea and I'd be keen to join in :)

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  41. I would definitively be interested in an online course. I think it would be much more profitable to me. You can go more details than in a book and you can reply specifically to peoples interrogations. Good luck!

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  42. Your little girl is precious. I am happy to hear that you will be publishing and also teaching. Have you thought about self publishing. I know a lot if people in the knitting world does that instead of going thru. a publisher. Good luck and can't wait to see what you have in the near future.

    Nan

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  43. I sorta love this idea! I'd totally take this class...even though I'm pretty sure it'd be over my skill level. =)

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  44. It is so hard to know what to do... I wish you luck figuring it out. One of my favorite talks/speeches I have heard in the last five years talks about good, better, and best. There are good things, there are better things, and there are best things to spend your time on. Figuring out what that means for you (me) is the hardest part of life. Good luck!

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  45. Rachel, I always enjoy your thinking out loud moments...I can totally picture having these conversations over a cup of tea while knitting or something! It seems you have a lot of creative options, and really, they are both great options. The good news is, they are not mutually exclusive - so if you choose online class now, it doesn't mean no book ever...just maybe later. Or vice versa. Personally, I probably wouldn't take the curves class but only because I know how to do that already (although, no expert by any means). That said, I think the concept is great and that price point is perfect, and I would definitely consider taking another class. You have a nice fan base, and I think the interest will be there from people whether you have online classes or a book - or eventually both! Best wishes as you decide!

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  46. Knowing your personality I say teach. There will be many rewards in the give and take of teaching that you may not get as an author. The interaction with your students, the evolution of a curriculum, the natural ability you have to communicate with people will be enriching. That is my two cents. Wink!

    I hope my girls and I are the close when they each reach 7. Scary to think that it will happen in the blink of an eye!

    Listen to your heart Rachel. Options are sometimes an obstacle before they are recognized as a blessing.

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  47. my immediate reaction is "sign me up!" best of luck with your decision-making...

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  48. i would definitly be interested in taking a curves class! I also think that 5 weeks is NOT too long at all. Most of us have a ton of other stuff to do all day long, fitting in more is difficult, so the more time, the better!

    I also love the idea of having the e-book with all the ideas in it at the end! What a great idea.

    Good Luck! I am super excited to see what you come up with!

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  49. I would love it! and 35 bucks is way too cheap!
    Cat

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  50. I am amazed that you do all you do. I home-taught my 6 children who are now teaching their children. Now that I see what wonderful adult they are and what good parents I am glad that I had them at home all that time even though many a day I wondered if it was all worth it. So now I have lots of time to sew and I do a lot of it. Don't be too frustrated with your lack of time, when schooling. I didn't know there were online classes. I would definately take one from you depending on the project. Good luck to you.

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  51. I love it. I would probably give this class a go!!

    dxx

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  52. An online class sounds like fun, but I think I'd want to see a few of the things we could make before I'd decide if I was going to join in or not. I like the final ebook idea too!

    This was a great discussion...I've been reading through all the comments on this one...it is very intriguing to me. There really are a wide range of options out there!

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  53. I love the idea of an online class! I have a few books that I use for (amazing) inspiration, but as a new quilter/sewer I have turned to the online community to really figure things out. I am slowly working thru my first quilt - using your Color Brick quilt along! Being able to read (and reread!) your posts and follow the questions/answers in the comments has been huge for me. Good luck with your decision - I know I'll be with you regardless of which direction you choose!

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  54. I have not read what the others wrote so I at be repetitive. I love taking quilt classes and I love books. You keep them on the shelf and can refer back for ideas or lessons. The trouble with Internet classes is that we feel they should be free. You would becompeting with all the free tutorials out there.

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  55. I'd definately sign up but then again I'd also buy your book.
    Don't get too stressed choosing.

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  56. Rachel, I would totally sign up for a curves class. I'm a new quilter and always excited about learning new techniques.

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  57. I agree that you can't do everything and something has to give, but I don't think that means you have to choose between a book and a class. Maybe it's the timeline that needs to give?

    Why not offer the online class and see how it goes? And if for some reason you aren't happy with the results, then start down the book path?

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  58. Good Day, I like the online class. I dont have to go out in bad winter weather. The price is right, I think 5 weeks is good. And I am a visual person, so I would need to see a picture of a finished project, before I sign up. That is always inspiring.

    Rachel, what about selling your patterns on your own? Or self publishing a smaller book. I think there is pleanty of people online that would purchase it. Of course, I have no knowledge on publishing books. I do however own two companies, and marketing is key. And it looks like you have that down!

    Best wishes...

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  59. I will certainly sign up for your class! I've been wanting to do some more interesting quilts and I'll be finished with the ISpy quilts by Christmas and will be itching for new projects. Can't wait! I haven't done any online quilting classes before, but I did learn how to quilt from an online blog tutorial.

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  60. Wow! I would definitely go for the curves course. It sounds really weel priced for so much! And I know there are people out there who would prefer a book, bu maybe if you feel you want to have more pictures and things, an online course is the way to go?

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  61. I would go for the curves class. Us new quilters need the skills.

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  62. I would go for the curves class! And being online is a plus because you can go at your own pace! =)

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  63. I would be VERY interested in a online class! I just looked into my local modern quilt guild and they meet over an hour away from me... I am also feeling sick of not having a real community of quilters, hence why I started a blog (brand new a few weeks ago) to meet like minded friends that I don't have to drive an hour and a half on a Tuesday night to find.... However, I am still learning a lot about quilting and sewing in general. I love your blog and am always inspired by you. Sign me up for the class! Also, congratulations on taking a giant leap by deciding to quit your job and be a homeschooler! You should be so proud!!!! Let me know class details and I am in!!

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  64. I have been sewing most of my life, have been a needlework designer & teacher (which I loved doing-the teaching was my favorite part). I have done curves in clothing, but haven't been brave enough to do it in quilts yet-don't really know why not. I would be interested in the class. I think your price point is right on the money (I know, bad pun). My only concern would be if life got in the way. I work 4 days a week, live in a rural area & sometimes things just get away from me. But as long as we would get a hard copy at the end and would be able to ask questions for a bit longer-I think I would be very interested in this. I know from reading your blog that you get an amazing amount of things done + raise kids AND keep your house clean-HOW do you do it all Rachel? P.S. Self publishing is not all it is cracked up to be-you first of all need an amazingly expensive printer and then need to buy the ink for it-not to mention photoghraphy & packaging-it does all begin to add up. Been there, done that.

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  65. what a sweet little girl you have. seriously, adorable! i love the idea of an online class but i have to be honest, i learn much better in person. i won bari j's class to make her bag and i never really participated. i feel bad about it. i find if i have to leave my house and go to a class i do much better. but at the same time... having two small children being able to participate whenever i wanted to is very appealing... i don't know if i helped at all... i really want to learn to do curves better though, i bet i could be persuaded to participate with some pictures!

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  66. Actually, I will finish my post-grad school in January and I was SERIOUSLY thinking of awarding myself a sewing course as a present for holding out. Why not an online one? ;) SERIOUSLY, Rachel, you will find your path, and we all love you!

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  67. $35 for an online class of AWESOMENESS?
    Count me in! ;)
    xo,
    wink

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  68. I'd love it! I promised myself that I would become better at what I love to do (sewing and knitting) and take more classes. This would be perfect, I wouldn't even have to leave home!

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  69. Good for you Rachel! I think you would put together an awesome class about anything. And you are right about the expertise/ experience thing. Your specialty is definitely inspiring people to do things they didn't think they could, and the fact that you yourself haven't been doing it that long actually encourages people in that. I'm not 100% I'd take it, but your format and price sound great to me.

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  70. Rachel, i think it's a great idea. you make the best tutorials already. i for one would be interested for sure. as a beginning quilter would it be something i could take or is it something for a more intermediate person?
    you daughter is the spitting image of you!, happy 7th!, don't grow up too fast!.

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  71. I like your idea. Still there are so many things to be considered if you want to make a living from it one day. If you take $35 per persons and the QAL goes for 5 weeks that would be $1/person/day. How many hours will you work on it every day, how many e-mails and comments will you have to answer each day? We are talking here about hourly wages, taxes etc. I think you should consider how many participants you need _at least_ to make it profitable - after taxes. I don´t want to be the grinch I´m just a quilter trapped in a lawyer´s body ;-)

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  72. I think that I would actually take your class. I am new to quilting and have looked at quilts with curved pieces in them with envy and wonder and a large amount of fear! With everything else in quilting I have taught myself so far - it would be fun to actually learn the *right* way to do something!

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  73. What a fantastic idea, the online class sounds great.
    I would definitely be interested BUT I haven't even made one quilt yet, never mind one with curves!!!!

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  74. I would be VERY interested in taking your curves class! I don't think 5 weeks is too long, especially for those of us who work outside the home full time. I also like the idea of projects to choose from and especially like the PDF compilation at the end.

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  75. Hi Rachel! I would LOVE your class idea. I'm new to quilting but not to sewing, although I need work on mastering piecing and curves and templates. I'm in! Thanks for your candid post. How lucky you are that you can soon be doing what you love full time!!! Lily.

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  76. whoa! what a great class idea! i love it!

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