Format for classes as of August 2021
I teach classes using a ruler foot and Westalee Design Templates. When you sign up for a class, you will receive a Welcome Letter within 48 hours. On the 1st of the following month, you will receive the first lesson and then subsequent lessons monthly after that. All lessons include videos and handouts. There is a private Facebook group you are welcome to join where you will find albums filled with inspiration from previous students.
Every month, I will hold live sessions in my studio, aka Studio Time with Pam. I am currently doing those via Zoom. Times are Pacific US and will be at 5:30pm and then repeated at 9:00am the following day. I will alternate between Tuesday / Wednesday and Friday/ Saturday. This will be a time for me to help anyone with challenges or just show you new things. I am also available via email through out your journey, and well honestly way beyond. Details of how this will work will be sent in your Welcome Letter.
The Quilt as You Go Sampler Series
This is a 7-month class exploring The Westalee Ruler Foot , the 12” Arc, and all the templates in the Sampler Set 1. You will learn different ways you can use these templates through videos and a monthly live session. The quilt was designed by Leonie West of Westalee Design and they are her videos. I offer alternatives, tips, and more details on how to stitch out the designs. I share the challenges I had and anticipate what others may have, how to avoid certain mistakes, etc. This includes pictures of my blocks every month. Every month focuses on 1 or more templates, for example, the first month is the 12″ Arc. Another month uses the Clamshell and the 2″ Simple Circle. And so on. Most months have 4 blocks that are the same size with different design options. You can do those options, make them all the same, or come up with your own designs. Some students have opted to just do the exercises and not actually make the quilt. You can use the blocks as table toppers, wall hangings, pillows, etc. What you will learn is how to use all the templates in the Sampler Set. Using the reference lines on the templates and on your quilt, are explored. In addition to learning the basic shapes, you are shown alternative ways throughout the course to use the templates. The goal is for you to become comfortable using them and build your skills. My intention is for you to take these skills and apply them to your own tops.
A 3-month series uning the Westalee Feather Template Set. We will explore using these templates to make straight and curved spine feathers and turning corners for border designs. We will also explore block designs, and alternate or “Sassy” feathers. I designed this class and they are my instructional videos. In the end, you will have a nice feather sampler to display and refer to.
TempLee Quilting and More
A 3-Lesson series using some of the Westalee Sampler Template Set. In this course, you will learn the basics of TempLee Quilting . (a technique using templates for reverse applique.) Some of the subjects covered include, fabric choice, fusible products, cutting techniques and tools, using 2 and 3 layers of fabric, and ways to use templates in traditional applique projects. This course is also 3 sessions making a table runner. The instructional videos are mine as is the course content.
What to expect:
All class materials are located on OneDrive. It is a Microsoft cloud platform that is free for you to access. It is the one cloud-based service that works with all operating systems and we can keep secure. You can download content for your personal use. Class materials include instructional videos and supplemental handouts and are al copyright protected. During Live Studio time, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and have them answered right then. If you want to see something specifically, we can do that too.
How this differs from other on-line options:
You not only get instructions, you get ongoing support via multiple outlets. Email, Facebook, and live sessions monthly. You’ll make new friends in the Facebook Group and have a place to come with just the right amount of people. Show off your latest and greatest. Ask questions. Make it whatever works for you.
A little about Me:
In addition to managing My Sassy Notions’ online store, I am Westalee Design Accredited Teacher, a Sew Steady Brand Ambassador, and a Quilt in a Day Certified Teacher. I spend my time creating online classes and projects. I also try out new products, occasionally blog (I need to work on that one), and sew gifts when I have the time. ~Pam
Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any other questions.