New Online Classes
Today I loaded in three new classes at the Academy of Quilting and updated the Academy Calendar. Two of the classes have a special start price for a limited time so it pays to register early. If you purchase the special rate, you can always request a later date if it doesn't quite suit.
Here is a short summary of the classes I listed.
Quilt the Zodiac
In the class there are a number of different quilt settings. You can make the full quilt with all zodiac signs and characters...
... or a smaller quilt with just one zodiac sign and the characters.
That's just two opinions. The class also includes lots of quilting techniques and help to simplify the zodiac signs if you should need to.
For more information check out the Academy website: Quilt the Zodiac
Tote That Mat
Do you lug that awkward cutting mat around when out for a day quilting, either to a class or with a friend? I used to, that was until I designed a tote to carry my mat, rulers and all my other quilting supplies. Actually, I have two sets of the basic supplies so that I leave one in the tote so I can just grab it on the run and know I have everything.
You can use your own blocks or I have four available in class. Whatever you choose it will be a great choice and everyone who sees your tote will want one too.
For more information check out the Academy website: Tote That Mat
This is one of my favorite classes. It is remarkable what students create in it once they get going. I give details and help on how to photograph your still life project and then how to draw up the templates, but if you just want to learn the process, then I give you a photo to practice with and the templates too, just in case you don't like working with computer programs.
My class includes this vase below, but also templates for an apple and pepper too.
Once you have completed the course, you should easily be able to add shadows and reflections to your still life too, like this pair of pears.
For more information check out the Academy website: Still Life