Viewing entries tagged with 'online classes'
I'm sure if you are a student at Quilt University and follow along with their newsletters that you'll know some of the teachers will be joining me at the Academy of Quilting. We have been busy installing many classes and I must admit, I love looking in the galleries to see what both teachers and previous students have created.
Great News - Jennifer's beginner patchwork class is available to start now.
Classes for June are extra exciting because every student attending any of the following classes get to stay enrolled and can come back again and again. That means, if you don't get finished this month, you can come back in the next session and continue on. You can stay as long as you like.
Over the weekend, I updated the Academy of Quilting website (www.academyofquilting.com). It needed doing badly and really it is easy with the content management system I have installed. It's no harder than writing a blog post to be honest. About here, I really should tell you what the Academy of Quilting is. It's an online facility where you can learn to quilt based on patterns published at Arbee Designs. You could call it our sister website.
We just listed a survey about online quilting classes and would love to hear your thoughts. We want to make the Academy of Quilting a great place to learn and have quilting fun so speak up.
So I was looking at Jennifer's "Zoo Friends" online class and wondering why I haven't made these darling little animals before now. I guess it boils down to me always being too busy designing my own quilts. Well I decided that wasn't quite good enough. Her pattern "Animal Party" has been a huge hit and I know her class is going to be too so I at least need to make some of these little critters.
It is always interesting to know how a quilter gets started in quilting especially though the help of online quilting classes. It is so easy to become addicted to this passion. I would like to share Carolyn Houlden's story with you and how she has grown to enjoy this wonderful craft of quilting.
I've been playing with screen casting and found it was a great tool to get the word out. In the following screencast I show you what it's actually like inside a class at the Academy of Quilting. It would be great to hear of other ideas on how you can use screencasts. Leave me a comment or email me your suggestions.