Friday, November 21, 2014

Encore, encore!

In the busy holiday season, you may find yourself sewing up lots of "lists" and spending less time than you'd like developing true interests and new skills.  That's why, for a lot of us, the new year is a good time to challenge and treat yourself to an online class!

Oodalolly quilt finished!
Oodalolly, a Curves Class project

Have you been wanting to learn to hand quilt and embroider?  Tackle sewing curves?   Maybe learn to paper piece or to piece more precisely?  Work more confidently with color?

::Handstitched:: this summer

In the new year, I will be encoring two of my best-loved original classes.  Which two?  That depends... on YOU!  On the table are Curves ClassHandstitched, the Penny Sampler and Color Intensive (follow the class links for detailed info or see here for a quick summary of each class).

the Manipulative Kona Color Card

In the month of December I'll invite four guests to present these classes through their eyes as previous students. They'll share their class experience with you: what they learned, what they made and how they're using those skills now.

the Penny Sampler

Then, on December 15th, I'll open voting here on the blog.  You, dear reader, can vote to tell me which class you'd most like to take.  The top two winning classes will be announced December 29th and open for purchase on January 1st.  Classes will launch January 12th, to give us a few weeks to recover from the holidays.

So, stay tuned!

"Oh Christmas Tree" mini
Oh, Christmas Tree, a Curves Class project


May your holidays be Merry & Bright and your new year filled with Stitchy Goodness!


25 comments:

  1. OOOOh! I missed out on the colour intensive class the first time!! can't wait to vote!

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  2. Hooray! The only major skill I'm missing is curves - I have zero experience. *fingers crossed* :)

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  3. Penny Sampler is the one I'm most proud of, really hope that gets an encore - brilliant & fun design!

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  4. Oh this sounds good! I thoroughly enjoyed the Color Intensive class and know it will be a real hit on a second go-round. As for me, I'd most like to take the Curves class. Can't wait to vote!!!

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  5. I'm really really really really (!!!!!)hoping for curves, although all three of the others look great too! I am just terrified of curves and think that I would learn so much from it. :)

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  6. Oh this is exciting. I am really hoping for Curves!!

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  7. I am hoping for the Color Intensive class. It sounds like just what I need!

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  8. I've known what I was going to vote for for a long time now. The Curves and the Color class, The only hard part will be convincing my husband that I actually do need to take both classes. :)

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  9. But what if we want to vote for ALL of them? Lol.

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  10. I'll definitely join the Curves campaign. I bought the ebook but haven't had the discipline to sit down and work through it. Some camp company would be fantastic!!!!

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    1. I'm in the same boat and would love to do the class in real time and in camp format!

      I have done Penny Sampler and found it to be amazing - I loved all aspects and learned so much. It pushed me outside my comfort zone although my comfort zone has now enlarged as a result of doing the course! I would recommend it to sewists of all levels

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  11. I loved Color Intensive as well as the Angled class we just finished. I'd have to go for the curves. It would take a LOT of convincing to get me into paper piecing or hand stitching. lol

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  12. Woohoo! I learned so much from your Angled class. The encouragement I received from you and my classmates was amazing. Color Intensive if I can come away with just a little of your color genius.

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  13. You'd be seriously tempting me with curves and hand stitched :o)

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  14. I've loved both classes I've taken with you (Penny Sampler, and Angled). You're such a fantastic teacher and your lessons are always so clear. And the e-book is such an awesome touch since I quilt at a glacial pace. I'd love to take the hand stitched class or curves :)

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  15. Curves, please! Love both projects shown.

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  16. What an amazing opportunity for us out here in Blogland! I have only recently discovered your blog and have wished that there was a way for me to get in on some of the classes you have already taught. Can't wait! I am already picking out fabrics in the hope that The Penny Sampler will be on everyone's list!

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  17. What a great idea! Thank you for the chance to win one of these classes!

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  18. ooh! they all look good. I'll look forward to your post!

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  19. I've never taken a class on line, but just loved your Penny Sampler....if I get a second chance I know which one I'll vote for.

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  20. LOL OOdalolly. We just watched Disney's Robin Hood yesterday and it made me think of your quilt!

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  21. I would love to be able to take the color intensive class. It looks very informative:)

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  22. Handstitched is as good as it gets. Many different projects available, and you get to pick and choose depending on how much time you have and your own individual interests. Please.....Handstitched!

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  23. Yikes! I'll have to decide whether to vote for the one I haven't done (Curves), or vote for one of the other 3 so people can experience them in all of their wonderfulness! Thank goodness two classes will win! :)

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  24. That one is easy for me. I will vote for the Penny Sampler. I wanted to take it so bad, but the timing just didn't make sense for me. This time around, I would make it work!

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