For detailed project previews and more info on the classes themselves, please see the Class Encore info post. Following are details that you'll want fresh in your mind today as you register.
|a Curves Class project|
All classes are delivered via password protected blogs. I love this format because with a blog you have access to the class at any time and from anywhere, with an interactive format that allows me to publicly answer questions. Blog posts go up regularly as the class progresses. Students are also encouraged to use a free Flickr account to upload photos of their projects to the Stitched in Color flickr group. This group is a great way to see what others are making, form friendships and ask questions of your fellow students in the discussion threads!
With both Curves and Handstitched, you can choose from 3 class levels. The super affordable Basic Class includes everything you're used to seeing from me in the way of detailed, step-by-step picture-packed tutorials and access to all projects at $35/$45. The Premium Class adds extra helpful (and time-intensive) features like videos and a PDF eBook of the course (delivered at class conclusion) at $55/$65. And then there is a smaller, more exclusive Camp for folks that want it all, plus lots of interaction, more of a community feeling and the give and take encouragement you'd experience in a real in-person class. There will be one Curves Camp and one Handstitched Camp, each capped at 20 students (er, campers) at $85. We'll get to know each other via weekly live chats and you'll earn "merit badges" for completed class projects. Yep, it's corny, and I love it! If you earn 5 merit badges (one from each week of class) for projects completed within 30 days after the last lesson, I'll be sending you a little something handmade by me as a souvenir of Camp. I love that part!
There is an early registration discount of $10 for Basic and Premium levels, only applicable this week through January 4th. It is possible that classes may sell out before that time!
Your access to the class blog will remain open 45 days after the last day of class, during which time I will continue answering questions. After those 45 days, the blog will be closed and you will no longer be able to login. This provides much-need motivation for us to get everything we can out of the class in real time, rather than leaving it open ended for "someday." Remember, if you buy the Premium or Camp versions, you'll have an eBook for your continued reference, so you can still enjoy any projects you missed!
Registration for both classes opens Today!
Please choose just one class! I promise - you wouldn't be able to be active in both classes simultaneously. My classes are chock full with lots of material to make them worth your time and money.
Curves Class (5 week course) runs January 14th through February 13th. New material is posted day to day in this class, with weekly themes: Basic Curves, Improv Curves, Precise Curves, Advanced Curves, Curvy Quilts. Some of our projects:
Handstitched Class (9 week course, 5 weeks of instruction) runs January 14th through March 15th. New material is posted day to day during instruction weeks, which alternate with weeks "off" to work at your stitching. Weekly themes: Reverse Applique, Embroidery, English Paper Piecing, Applique, Hand Quilting. Some of our projects:
I hope that you find a place that meets your needs and your budget. Registration for Curves Class also includes access to purchase Christina's Retro Flowers pattern at 50% off! Registration for Handstitched includes a free Penguin & Fish embroidery pattern! Student kits are not available for Handstitched encore class.
Alright, that's everything! Please join in. We're going to have a blast!