I love teaching – students come up with the best ideas! In my last Free Motion Quilting class, a couple of my students commented that they needed more time between lessons to absorb what they had learned and put the skills into practice. They both had had a really busy week and not been able to touch their machines. The Redlands Sewing Center offers several “clubs”, classes that meet once a month from September to May (skipping December), so I mentioned we could start a FMQ club.The other ladies in the class chimed in and said they’d love that idea and I got to work plotting, planning and scheming with the woman who manages the scheduling. We’ll run it starting next September on the third Tuesday of every month from 6:30 – 9:30. I’m so excited by this new format, where I’ll include lots of FMQ motifs with variations on each one along with smaller projects to make that feature Free Motion Quilting.
We also decided that I should offer a one day FMQ refresher class in April, for folks who had taken a FMQ class and then not had a lot of practice lately. We’ll limber up everyone’s Free Motion Quilting skills, learn variations on familiar motifs, and make a quick zipped pouch with a practice sandwich. This is a taste of what we’ll be doing in the club!
When: Monday, April 10 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Where: The Redlands Sewing Center, 422 E State St, Redlands, CA 92373
To Register: Call the Redlands Sewing Center (909) 792-3994
I am really excited by this idea and am overflowing with things to do in a year long club! I certainly hope I’m not the only one!