Whenever I hear, “thinking, thinking” the voice in my head sounds like Elfred in my GPS. Elfred is from the north pole and sometimes asks if anyone wants hot chocolate or fruitcake. My answer to both is, “yes!”
I’ve been teaching machine quilting on a domestic for about 4 1/2 to 5 years now. I love it (as I’ve posted over and over again). Over the last several months I’ve had this overwhelming understanding that something needs to change and while I think I know what that is I am asking for you help in clarifying what the changes may look like.
Over the last few days I’ve posted a few questions on facebook that I would appreciate your answers as well:
1) how would you describe what I do as a machine quilter? Note I am not seeking compliments, how would you explain to someone else my style of quilting and what is it that draws you in or doesn’t draw you in?
2) would you rather take a whole cloth quilting class called, “There’s Fabric Under That Thread” or “Twisted Journey from Inspiration to Whole Cloth”?
3) Would you rather take a machine quilting class that is project oriented or process oriented? Why?
4) I am considering designing either a 15″ or 18″ structure for a whole cloth quilt that I would use in the class. Would this be helpful? Would you prefer something like, “Twilight in the Bronx” and “Moon Over Manhattan”, “Serendipity” or something a bit newer and fresher?
5) for the beginner class: I ask students to bring SOLID fat quarters so that their stitching can be seen and I’m considering revamping the class using SOLID 24″ or 27″ squares, do you have a preference? Would you like to keep the fat quarters? Final option is bringing a 36″ quilt made of a certain quilt blocks, would you be willing to make that prior to class?
6) for “Let Your Foot Loose, Be Fancy & Free” I’m considering designing a structure for this class it would be based on “Twilight in the Bronx”. Would you prefer something pre-printed or drafting the design in the first part of the class?
Please feel free to answer in the comments or email me at
terilucas at gmx dot com.
Thanks for your help!