New Classes Starting in May 2018
I teach online classes using Westalee Design ruler foot and templates. In addition to a Quilt as You Go Sampler Quilt Series, there is a Feather Class, and more in the works.
I hope the following information answers your questions.
The Quilt as You Go is a 7-month class exploring all the templates in the Sampler Set 1 and the 12” Arc that comes with The Westalee Ruler Foot. You will learn different ways you can use these templates through videos and a monthly live webinar. The quilt was designed by Leonie West and they are her videos. I offer alternatives, tips, and more details on how to stitch out the designs. I also share the challenges I had or anticipate others may have, how to avoid certain mistakes, etc. This includes pictures of my blocks every month and ongoing email support. You also can participate in Show and Tell and a private Facebook group just for students.
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.
Feather Class: I designed this course with the 4 piece Westalee Design Feather Set. They are my videos. In this series you will learn how to make straight and curve spine feathers, turn corners, use feathers in blocks, finish off your feathers, and some Sassy Feather options.
What to expect:
During the live sessions, you will see a screen presentation, watch videos, and be able to ask questions. The sessions are scheduled for 2 hours to allow time for discussion if necessary. After the live session, you will be sent a link for that month’s videos and a class presentation handout. From there you may download the files for future use.
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 I can keep secure.
All videos and handouts are copyrighted and are for your use only as a member of the course. They cannot be uploaded to any public platform (such as YouTube) or shared with others.
A little about me:
In addition to managing My Sassy Notions’ online store, I am Westalee Design Accredited Teacher. I spend my time demoing these products at Quilt Shows, teaching at In-Store Events and On-Line, and creating inspiration for Ruler Work Lovers. I have been educating adults for over 30 years, understand everyone learns differently, and will take the time needed so YOU are successful.
Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any other questions.