Well I'm trying a new approach.. The little needle shop where I taught last spring is closing its doors tomorrow.. A quilt shop is buying out all the inventory which is left... So I trotted myself over to the quilt store and I'm going to teach there in November.
Last time students had to bring a constructed block and the focus for 3 weeks was on embellishing. I have to admit that committed cross stitchers are a hard group to convert... Although I did end up with 8 converted CQers out of 18 students.. This time I'm hoping to convert sane quilters and am starting with a one-day introductory workshop. I wanted it to be free but the shop owner will want a minimal fee for store space and advertising, which is fair. It's just an afternoon and I'm hoping to attract stitchers who may be curious but wouldn't want to commit to a series of lessons.. If I get enough interest I can then offer a series of classes. I really want them to be free classes as the whole point is to get CQers - not to make money.
Here's the ad---whata ya think?
Sunday Nov. 3 - 12-4
"Introductory Workshop to Crazy Quilting"
by Gerry Krueger
Crazy quilting is free-form and embraces all aspects of various needlework skills. Each piece is one-of-a-kind.
The afternoon will begin with a slide show on crazy quilt history and various styles of crazy quilts.. Lots of samples of crazy quilting will be available to fondle and discuss. Time will be spent on how to build multiple-layered seams, the hallmark of crazy quilting. Finally the construction of a block for a first project and a guide to the steps for success in crazy quilting. Lots of eye candy, freebies, and handouts.