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Applique Sunflowers anyone?

Posted by Ruth on 22 May 2011 | 5 Comments

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How many of you love sunflowers? How many of you love applique? Put the two together and you have one of my best seller applique patterns "Simply Sunflowers". 

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Quilter gets started with online quilting classes

Posted by Ruth on 28 April 2011 | 1 Comments

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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.

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Bargello in Spring Cleaning

Posted by Ruth on 10 February 2011 | 1 Comments

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Today I had to share a quilt from one of my students. Currently I have running my Bargello Seasons online class at Quilt University - this is always a popular class and it shows by the work that is created in it. Jo Dickson is just one student in my class this semister and is delighted to share her work with us all. Her Bargello in Spring (the first bargello of the series) is all complete and slightly different to the usual Spring Bargellos.

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Printing on Fabric

Posted by Ruth on 31 January 2011 | 0 Comments

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Family AblumToday I wanted to share with you my Printing on Fabric class. This online class begins this weekend and is held at Quilt University. It's a fun class as you get to try all sorts of printing techniques such as making labels for your quilt.

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Inside an Online Class

Posted by Ruth on 23 January 2011 | 0 Comments

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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.

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10 years of online teaching

Posted by Ruth on 21 January 2011 | 1 Comments

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This year, 2011 marks my 10th anniversary of online teaching. I totally love teaching online as I get to meet so many wonderful quilters from all over the world. Man, I just cannot believe how fast 10 years has gone. I discovered Quilt University after talking to a teaching colleague in late 2000. She mentioned teaching online and I was fascinated. I asked her for further details and she put me onto Quilt University which is run by Carol Miller. I contacted Carol and asked her if she would be interested in any of my designs which I had on my website. At roughly the same time I was publishing my first few quilt patterns. Wow that seems so long ago now. 

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Quilts from students in online class

Posted by Ruth on 14 January 2011 | 2 Comments

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Today I wanted to share with you some of my students quilts made in my online classes. I have chosen one class "Bargello Seasons" in which the students make four different quilts for the class. They are presented in seasons to give a different color palette for each quilt. Of course, the student isn't committed to use the colors I have if they choose not to. They can make the quilts in any color ways they prefer.

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How Online Quilting Works

Posted by Ruth on 10 January 2011 | 1 Comments

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The "Academy of Quilting" brings you the joy of learning quilting, applique & patchwork in the comfort of your home with online quilting classes.

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Free Online Quilting Class

Posted by Ruth on 6 January 2011 | 1 Comments

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A lot of quilters ask "how do you take an online quilting class?". Everyone seems very interested and eager to try so I decided to make it easy for quilters and sewers to learn by writing a short class for newcomers to experience the concept of online quilt learning. Instead of just a question and answer page, I wanted a hands on experience and so the book cover with applique flowers was born. It is a wonderful creative idea for a gift with your personal touch.

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Catching up with Quilting

Posted by Ruth on 1 January 2011 | 2 Comments

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During the Christmas/New Year period, I like to catch up on some unfinished work or make a start on a new project - time permitting of course. It is not always possible, but this past season I did achieve more than expected. I remade one of my patterns in new colors, I quilted another which had been waiting for over a year to be quilted and I finally wrote up and made a new sample for my Bargello in Summer pattern.

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