Thursday, November 17, 2016

Register Now for your Penny Sampler!

Thank you for your enthusiastic response to "How would you like your Penny Sampler?" earlier this month!!!  The Penny Sampler is a digital course centered around the making of an epic quilt with 30+ Scandinavian-inspired sampler blocks.  Students learn how to use machine applique, precise piecing and machine paper piecing to create tricky traditional geometric piecework and picture-motif blocks.

the Penny Sampler

In response to my poll, you shared an overwhelming preference for a year-long, block-of-the-month style Penny Sampler experience.  However, some of you have excellent reasons for preferring a more compact journey, so I've decided to offer 3 options.  And they're available for registration today!

     {12 Month} Penny Sampler
Savor your sampler all year long!  This version is paced with 3-4 sampler blocks per month and plenty of time to digest course skills with provided practice projects.  A great choice if you've never machine appliqued or machine paper pieced before!  Your first Penny Sampler segment will be delivered January 1st and will include guidance on color schemes and fabric selection.

     {6 Month} Penny Sampler 
Get her done while your enthusiasm is fresh!  This version is paced with about 6 sampler blocks per month.  A great choice for the more confident student ready to dive in and get started right away!  Includes 100% of the content of the 12 Month version, just in a more compact format.  Your first Penny Sampler segment is a Prelude, to be delivered within 24 hours of registration.  Use the Prelude to design your color scheme and purchase fabrics so you're ready to start sewing when the 6-Month sampler begins on January 1st.

     Penny Sampler Course Book
Do you prefer to receive the complete 400 page course book all in one go?  This is your ticket!  Great for advanced quilters or those with complex schedules who prefer to be entirely self-paced.  (Note:  Those on the 12-Month or 6-Month journeys will receive the same complete course book at the end of their sampler.) 

I hope that one of these options will be a perfect match to your needs!  To clarify, all options include the exact same content delivered in PDF form via email, just organized differently.  They are each priced at $55.  As your teacher, I am available to answer your questions via email throughout your journey.  Also, you can switch to another version should your needs change in 2017!  Yes, that means if you fall behind on the 6-month sampler, you can opt to switch to the 12-month track.  Just be in touch!  I'll be happy to oblige.



Guess, what?  I'm going to be sewing along with you!  I'm excited to start brainstorming a color scheme for my new Penny Sampler and will look forward to sharing some ideas with you soon.  I plan to follow the 6-month sampler track, posting my progress here on my blog.  I hope we can enjoy some sampler community at Stitched in Color as well as through Instagram.  There's already a hashtag #PennySampler with photos from the original class!

Penny Sampler blocks

Please let me know if you have any questions!  If you need more information on the content of the course, here are some posts from the original class release that will help:

**Penny Sampler Prelude
**Penny Sampler FAQ
**Why Applique? (with block samples)
**The Key to Precise Piecing (with block samples)
**The Joy of Paper Piecing (with block samples)
**Registration for 2013 version

the Penny Sampler - registering now!

You can find all course offerings available for registration now in my Pattern Shop!  It's going to be my pleasure to explore this quirky, Scandinavian-inspired sampler with you in 2017!!! 

24 comments:

  1. Checking over my committments to decide which makes the most sense here. Have I blindly missed information about the finished quilt dimensions? Hope you and the new little one are doing well.

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    1. As shown the Penny Sampler is 66" x 84", which is a large throw or twin size. The Planning portion of the course discusses options for enlarging slightly for a more generous twin or leaving off a row for a more typical throw size. So, you have options!

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  2. You are so sweet to offer it in so many options. This is going on the top of my Christmas wishlist. When does registration end? I think I'll do the 12 months option and maybe do a Christmas version since I still have not done a Christmas quilt. And how fun that you will be sewing along with us!

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    1. I love the idea of a Penny Sampler Christmas!!! I will definitely keep registration open through the end of the year.

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  3. Oh, woohoo! I'm in! There are so many skills I want to learn/improve included in this class. Thanks, Rachel.

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  4. My daughter just declared she didn't want any gifts this year because she has too much "stuff", but I can't pass up enrolling her in this course as her ONE Christmas present. She'll learn so much, and it will definitely be the gift that keeps on giving!

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  5. A million thank-yous for bringing back this course! I missed it the first time around and I've been thinking about it ever since! I've already placed my order for the complete course book. Can't wait to get it into my hot little quilty hands!

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    1. You are so very welcome! I'm glad someone suggested I also offer the complete book option. Enjoy!

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  6. Very excited! Just signed up. May be switching to the 12 month, but for now going to try for the 6 month! Thanks!

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    1. I too signed up for the 6 month version. I know I regretted not participating in the last one. My Xmas gift to myself this year. Thank you for offering this class.

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    2. Oh, you're so welcome. Thanks for joining in!

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  7. I will be thinking of you and your family in the coming days, wishing you the utmost in health, safety and happiness.

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  8. Yeehaaa! I'm definitely in. I'll put the class on top to my christmas whishlist. I'm already starting to count the days, lol.

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  9. Just signed up and I am so happy to take this class. I too missed it the last time around. Thank you so much. Sending good thoughts your way this next week.

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  10. this quilt is the reason why I started following you in the first place! I am so very tempted!

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  11. When will you close registration (aka can I put the course book on my xmas wishlist?)

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    1. Jess, I'm not sure when I'll close registration, but I'll definitely keep it upon through the first of the year. I know many people are thinking Christmas gifts =)

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  12. I wanted to hop on here and say that I took this class a couple of years ago and LOVED it! I learned quite a few techniques, and I enjoyed the pace and teaching style used (a combo of written and video). The quilt now resides on our guest room bed, and it always receives great compliments from guests about its originality. I am sure that anyone who takes this class now will love it just as much as me :)
    Bekah

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  13. Hey Rachel! I may follow along as I was part of your original class but ended up moving and not keeping up. I have the book so I will follow along and hopefully try to get it done the 2nd time! Linda

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  14. rachel was the pdf supposed to come already? I didn't receive anything. Ordered email quilter.pat@verizon.net

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  15. just found in spam! I'm good... will set to not go there

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  16. oh my ... the drop box link won't click. Can you send again to quilter.pat@verizon.net so sorry for all the notes.. blaming my cold!

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    1. No trouble! I've just generated a fresh link to you from Dropbox.

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    2. got it, thank you Rachel!

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