1/09/2013

A classy bunch...........

Remember last fall when I arranged to teach a CQ class at our  new thread store - Lovely Little Stitches?  The group was limited to five students and I was hopeful I could get five...  Well 10 people signed up and I'm teaching  TWO classes and today was the first... One student was ill.

None have done any CQ so this was the very basics..  They were given a pattern for a block when they signed up so they arrived with block in hand and nothing else. Then we had a mini stash-dash as I piled the table with laces, braids, ribbons, cordings, and  other various trims... They cut quantities of whatever took the fancy until each had a nice pile to start choosing what they were going to use and adding it to their block...

Next week we'll use graph paper to experiment building layered stitches...using only about 4 of the easiest and most common stitches... Then start stitching... The thread part will be fun because the store is fully stock with a luscious array of thread... And we all know how we love thread.  The last week will be adding beads, buttons and motifs.  I do believe a good (and stress free) time was had by all.


7 comments:

Cathy K said...

Congrats! I think this is a fantastic start to your CQ teaching and infecting other minds with the CQ bug! ;-). Hugs, Cat

Marilyn said...

I'm glad your class was a success. More cq lovers in the making. Add them to your friends who come to stitch with you at home and you're well on the way to building a cq community. Gotta love it.

Marilyn said...

I'm glad your class was a success. More cq lovers in the making. Add them to your friends who come to stitch with you at home and you're well on the way to building a cq community. Gotta love it.

gocrazywithme said...

That looks like so much fun. I hope they know how lucky they are, learning from the best!

Lorraine said...

How delightful to have such a good turnout! Do have fun.

Cathy said...

You go, girl! Looks like everyone is having fun and that's what it's all about.

Susan Elliott said...

How fun! I still remember as a stitcher how daunting it was to cut into my first fabrics. That was so new to me. Having your piles to play with would have alleviated a lot of my initial stress. It sounds like a great way to structure the class. Everyone looks so industrious!! Can't wait to see their work...xo Susan

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