A new longarm class
One of the things I have been doing over the past couple of weeks is developing a couple of new longarm classes. the first one I am working on will be called Practicing your Penmanship.
I have noticed that many people feel very insecure about their free motion abilities, yet that is the type of quilting that most people find most rewarding. so this class will be the first step in developing some long arm techniques to have at your fingertips, using skills you didn't even know you already had. it really is based on some penmanship ideas, and who didn't love penmanship when they were a child at school.
i'm working out the content of the class using big sketchbook of newsprint, since I'm away from my long arm machine for a couple of weeks. I myself am finding a lot more confidence in some of these basic movements and I'm pretty excited to be back in May to work these ideas out on the machine.
I'm hoping that I will have a couple of guinea pigs to try the class out on in May as well.
there is a lot of material that can be covered in the class, between the sketchbook and the actual machine work, so I'm just a bit unsure about how long to schedule a class for.