I have set a time for the first new class, formally called Practicing Your Penmanship, but could also be referred to as Free Motion Quilting for the Totally Terrified. Tuesday, May 16, from 1pm to 5 p.m.
A link to the class description is here
I am pretty excited about this class, since I really believe that the approach it takes will make the idea and practice of free motion quilting accessible to people who think that "they can't draw".
I have been spending hours with various sketchbooks and marking tools, learning and expanding on the ideas that will be explored in this class. Next to my drawings, I am keeping a running commentary on the process--- observations, how to present the content, tips, what skills are being developed and all that sort of stuff.
So, to the potential people who might take this class, I can promise you that your mind will be whirring and you'll have tons of stuff to practice, whether on paper, or stitching on the longarm or on your domestic machine.
I hope that after teaching the class once I will get some feedback and continue to make it effective, then schedule more classes starting in July. High hopes!