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I've included four more of my classes as on-demand class, this means you can start whenever you like and take as long as you need to complete them. For the early bird registration, I also included 25% off from now until Christmas - a good way to treat yourself. This will be available until Christmas, then that will be the end of the sales. I won't be changing any more of my classes to on-demand at least until we see how this new format works.
For the ninth year, over 40 quilt artists from across the Southeast will exhibit work in the biennial invitational exhibition at the Piedmont Arts Association, Martinsville, Virginia. The theme of the exhibit is Celebration of Color. This year's exhibition features quilts in vibrant, stunning hues.
Changing things up? I love refreshing the way I present my classes either with new technology or by adding opinions and changes. I consider this to be developing myself and enhancing my teaching and design skills. I love to learn so this is my opportunity to learn and what is better than learning? Teaching what I know to my students in the best way I know how - thus developing myself so my students can also develop.
If you have been to visit the Academy of Quilting website in the past 24 hours you will see what I'm excited about - our new concept of on-demand classes. But that's not all, as an introduction to an alternative way in learning I'm offering four of my own classes at half price. Yes, you heard right, half price. I do have to say though, this is for a limited time only, yet you are not bound to the limitations of a scheduled class, you can begin whenever you like as you wish, now or in the new year or whenever.
People in Places class is starting up very soon, and all are welcome! To me, the best quilts are those that are the Impressionist quilts - the quilts that depict one crystallized moment in time - whatever the subject may be, whether it's your cat jumping at a canary, your son skipping rocks, or even your daughter in an outrageous hat shop with that gleam in her eye. Come play with us and learn to make people in places, working through a couple of small projects, then continuing on to creating your own photo in fabric. If you can trace, you can do this class!
Journal quilts are usually a series of small quilts derived around a topic or theme or life experience or exploration of anything at all. Lily Kerns has a class starting this week Journal Quilts that gets you started on your first journal quilts or helps you progress if you have already begun the journey. I asked Lily how she got started.
I just had to share this awesome quilt with you all. It's so real you could almost reach out and touch Margaret's grandchildren. Margaret Watson (GA) just finished making this quilt after enrolling in Marilyn Belford's class Realistic Fabric Portraits. They sure are realistic!
Rose Hughes has her Fast-Piece applique class, "Shaping Up With Fast-Piece Applique" beginning this weekend. This class is a fresh and innovative way of learning fast and fun applique. Rose took a moment to share some thoughts with us all.
A discussion about applique quilts would not be complete without mentioning the artistry and beauty of the classic Baltimore Album Quilts that were made in Baltimore (and all along the eastern coast of the US) during the mid-to-late 1800's.
With today's economy and the price of fabrics, we have to make the most of our fabrics and use them wisely. I don't know about you, but I don't throw away the smallest of scraps. The question is, how does one use these small pieces effectively. I do believe Susan Brittingham has the answer.