Posts Tagged ‘student’
I think I’ve mentioned it before but I’m going to throw it out again, maybe this time someone will catch it. Anyone interested in starting a guild? Meeting to be held on a weeknight instead of on Saturdays. I know there are a lot of Sabbath observers in Brooklyn that are also quilters. Would someone like to get the ball rolling? We can use the store as a stepping off point. Email me please.
I’m having <CENSORED> [complaining] burn-out. It’s again the time of year for me to start thinking about another newsletter. I came up with the great idea of not sending out a whole newsletter but instead only a postcard with a burning match on it. The idea was nixed by one and all, too bad.
I love my quilting store and I love most of my customers, (I’m sure you are one of them), and thank G-d we are doing pretty good in this economy but I still feel burned-out. In particular, registration for sewing and quilting classes was way down this quarter. Now I’m cheap and don’t go in for spending my hard earned dollars on anything but quilting fabrics for my stash but I’m always curious about new techniques and patterns and therefore try to take classes that interest me and allow me to grow as a quilter.
There are a few diehards that do take all the classes that we offer and it gives me great pleasure to see them growing and enjoying the sheer joy in learning something new. Are we not offering enough new and innovative classes? Should we be offering more detailed work? More fast and easy? I dont know where to go so I dont feel like going anywhere. So there, I’ve said my piece and I feel better [now i have to see if this goes thru my censors](One Word Censored).
At the store, we started a Dear Jane class. Although we had only six people register, we all became dedicated Janiacs, and we are enjoying every minute of it. I, in particular, took off with those little cute blocks and I am making, or trying to make, two of each in different colorways to make them the same but to look different.
I’ve made quite a few but not nearly all of them. Anywho, we dicided that it would be fun for all of us to go to the Shelburne Museum to see Dear Jane up close and personal. A two day trip to Vermont in the Fall would be fun anyway.
Tell you all a bout it when I get back!
We had a Challenge Quilt. I will be posting a couple of entries a day. At the end of the postings I will create a poll. Being that this is a combination of in-store and online voting we will combine the two votes to come up with the winner. The winner get’s a cash prize, all the glory and media interviews!
The quilt needed to have two fabrics (I will post them soon), finished back and front with quilt batting and binding and can’t be more than 24 by 24 inches. One of the fabrics was a subway map and the other fabric had lots of people on it, hence the NYC connection. I will also post the explanations from the contestants.
This is a quilt made by a student here (at Sew Materialistic), Chava. This was her first quilt. She said “It’s a lot of fun and I love quilting”. The pattern is Kensington Kaleidoscope.