Thursday 23 August 2012

Free Online Class

Have you discovered Craftsy yet? It's a great place to find video classes including this new FREE class with Elizabeth Hartman called 'Creative Quilt Backs' and the Craftsy Block of the Month, also free. Elizabeth also has an 'Inspired Modern Quilts' class running costing £25 which is a typical price for Craftsy courses. If you sign up for Craftsy you will often be offered classes at half price which for me have proved irresistible!

I find the classes incredibly good value (an important consideration for Yorkshire folk) with very easy to access to the videos at any time on the internet, class discussions and notes to print too. There are 22 classes listed on the Quilting page such as  Sewing Machine Basics, Scrap Quilting, Cloth Dyeing and Thread Art. For those interested in other crafts there is a wide variety of sewing, knitting, crochet, papercrafts etc too

Recently Craftsy launched a pattern market place with quilters from around the world offering patterns for free download or for a very reasonable price. If you fancy publishing a pattern this may be a good way to offer it for sale.

Let us know if you have taken any Craftsy classes and what you thought of them. Also if you have found any similar online classes tell us so we can share the fun!

Happy Stitching!


Wednesday 15 August 2012

String Hearts Workshop

Sorry but this class is now full! Janet will be teaching a similar workshop in November for the Quilters Guild - details to follow.

I'm delighted to announce that Tuesday Quilters of Boston Spa near Wetherby have booked Janet to teach her 'String Hearts' workshop on Saturday September 8th from 10am to 4pm and there are places available if anyone would like to join us for the day. The cost is only £20 which is a real bargain and as we'll be using scraps you won't even need to spend a lot on fabric! Oh and by the way if anyone is short of scraps I can supply plenty!!!!

The workshop will be held at the Deepdale Community Centre, Boston Spa. Click here to view a map and get directions. Tea and coffee will be provided but you will need to bring a packed lunch as well as your sewing machine and the usual patchwork equipment. I'll also be bringing my portable shop selling notions, fabrics, threads etc at very competitive prices. We are a very friendly group and it's going to be a fun and relaxing day

If you would like to book a place please click here to send me a message and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.