Thursday, January 31, 2013

I Loved It!!!

So the nerves lasted for about 5 minutes, and then, it was pure quilting delight :)  I Love Teaching!!!  (Teaching quilting that is, trying to teach my kids to read, not so much:)    It was so much fun.  I loved seeing everyone's fabric choices, their different ways in sewing their blocks together.  I loved jumping from table to table to answer questions and share little tidbits.  And most of all, I loved getting to know the amazing ladies in my class through a medium that we all love.

I hope all of my class members enjoyed being in the class as much as I enjoyed teaching it.  They really were a great bunch of ladies.  I used my hanging quilt as a "posting board" as there was no where else to hang it.  It was kind of fun to see it come together as we added piece by piece :)  This is what it looked like towards the end of class. (And my MIL said I needed to be in at least one of the pictures so I jumped in this one :)


Here are half of the ladies in my class.  My MIL is the one in the middle in the blue jacket.  She and another guild member were the official "helpers" for my class.  They did a lot of pressing and cutting and were such a huge help to so many members of the class!!


Here is the other half of my class.  We had 21 ladies total and I really do think they all enjoyed it. They close the class as 20 members but we let one extra squeak in :) We pinned, pressed, sewed,  and chatted.


By then end of the 3 hour class there were over half that had their first block done and one super speedy class member that had 2 blocks done.  It is so much fun to get to see everyone's finishes!!


All in all, a  spectacular experience!!! I am so looking forward to my class on Saturday and then to teaching 5 classes in June at the Panguitch Quilt Walk, which happens to open registration tomorrow.  Got a few spared days in the beginning of June and in the vicinity??  I would love to see you there :)  It will be so much fun!!!

EDIT - To answer the question . . . The plan is to have this PDF Pattern available tomorrow :)
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13 comments:

  1. Love that pattern, esp with the 30s fabrics in the lower left picture! Have you packaged it yet?

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  2. I am so happy you and your class had a great experience! Being a teacher, I completely understand your joy of teaching! There is NOTHING like imparting your love of a subject with your class. The rewards of seeing the "a ha" on their faces is priceless. I wish I lived closer so I could attend one of your classes! I can tell you are enthusiastic which I am sure rubs off on your students. Have fun with your next teaching adventures!

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  3. Love the pattern! What a great turnout for your first class!

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  4. Last year I was asked by a lady at church if I taught quilting/sewing. I said no I never had. She asked if I would teach her and her four daughters. We started a group at our church and we meet every other week. I teach them basic techniques using different projects. It is so much fun. I am glad that you enjoyed it. There really is nothing like seeing their faces when they finish a project and say with awe 'I made this!'

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  5. What a great idea to have helpers in your class. Having someone do the dirty work would have been great to keep the students moving along. Especially the little bit slower ones. Congrats on your first teaching experience. Wish I lived close to you!

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  6. It looks like everyone had a really good time. The pattern looks like fun too! Simple enough, even I can probably do it :) Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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  7. The pattern is fantastic and they look very glad!!

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  8. That is fabulous, so glad that you and everyone involved had a great time.

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  9. Congratulation on successfully teaching the class. All those blocks look awesome.
    Wow, that is a wide range of colors :-).

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  10. Congratulations on a successful class! I remember how nervous I was when I first started teaching--and that was only kindergarteners! I love that pattern. Can't wait to get it!

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  11. I had never even heard about that quilt walk but as soon as I saw Panguitch I knew it was Utah. What a wonderful story and exciting that you get to be a part of it.

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  12. That's awesome Melissa. I knew it would go off without a hitch. You have a wonderful way of explaining things.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from each and every one of you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa