Thursday, July 15, 2021

Beyond the Basics Course Open for Registration -- 15-17 Jul 2021

 INTERMEDIATE COURSE:

Beyond the Basics - This is an optional class and the first in the intermediate level course series. You MUST have completed the Basic Crazy Quilt Course (BCQC-101) before you can register for this course.


How to Register for the Course:

Send this information to me at shawklclasses@yahoo.com

1) Your First/Last Name

2) Location (State/Country) (I don't need your mail address...just state/country)

3) Your Email (This is where I'll be sending the course handouts/tasks to).

4) Your Gmail address if you have one (This is where Blogger will send your class invite to the blog.)

5) Please put your course name in the Email Subject (either BCQC or Beyond the Basics). This will help me to ensure your email is seen amongst all of the daily crap that is received. Thanks!

6) For those of you having taken courses in the past...please note that the above email address for courses/classes is NEW; so add it to your contact list. Thank You.


GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION:

Registration is open on on 15, 16, and 17 July (Central Standard Time). No late registrations will be accepted.

Classes are free, no fees or special purchases are necessary. These classes do require a printer so you can get the patterns/instructions; therefore I do recommend you not use your "iphone" email address but rather a Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, etc email to have your information forwarded to you.

You can find additional information about all of my free courses HERE.


Looking forward to having you in the class!


Advanced Course - Thread Painting & Knots - Open for Registration

  NOTICE: If you have completed the Basic Crazy Quilt Course (BCQC-101) in the past...then, you are eligible to register for this course. It would be helpful to you to also have finished at least some of the Intermediate Courses since this is Advanced Course Work...but these are not mandatory requirements.


Thread Painting & Knots

   Open for Registration 15-17 July 2021

Course Synopsis:


Thread painting is a term that was originally assigned to machine sewing...but we are borrowing it here for hand embroidery using short/long straight stitches. The course will begin with a medium sized motif that is worked in DMC (or other brand) 6-strand cotton floss. A tiny motif will then be worked in the same technique but at a much smaller scale using silk threads (or machine sewing thread if silk is not in your stash). The complexity of the work increases due to the changes in size of materials and design. There will also be motifs using knots in the course. Good lighting is a must. Great reading glasses and/or some magnification might also be a must for some of us. The finished motifs could be used as a pillow center, book cover, tote bag (or other project) focal point. The smaller motifs could be used as patches in crazy quilts. 


How to Register for the Course:

Send this information to me at shawklclasses@yahoo.com

1) Your First/Last Name

2) Location (State/Country) (I don't need your snail-mail address...just state/country)

3) Your Email (This is where I'll be sending the course handouts/tasks to).

4) Your Gmail address (if different than above)...(This is where I'll send the class invitation to the blog to). If you don't have gmail...that's fine. If you do...even when I use your "normal" email...it will default to your gmail if your computer has it in your history...that's just the way Google Blogspot works.

4) Please put the course name in the Email Subject (Knots Course). This will help me to ensure your email is seen amongst all of the daily crap that is received in my inbox. Thanks!

5) For those of you having taken courses in the past...please note that the above email address for courses/classes is NEW; so add it to your contact list. Thank You.


GENERAL INFORMATION:

Registration is open only on 15, 16, and 17 July (Central Standard Time). No late registrations will be accepted.

Classes are free, no fees or special purchases are necessary. These classes do require a laptop & printer so you can get the patterns/instructions downloaded and printed easily. Therefore I do recommend you register if these are not readily available to you. 

FYI: I do not own an "iphone" nor print using a tablet...so can provide zero "technical support" to you if you choose to register using these instruments.

All of my courses are taught via Blogspot (each is a unique private blog for posting photos of your finished homework). So, experience in "blogging" is helpful...but I can walk you though the minimal instructions needed for the course, even if you have never "blogged" before. Just be prepared to be patient...and have a few back/forth emails until we work things out.

You will be required to post photos of your work to the blog...so you must know how to get photos from your camera (even a phone camera) to your computer...and then uploaded to the class blog. I can help you with the blog part of this sequence...but not getting your photos from your chosen camera to you laptop.

You can find additional information about all of my free courses HERE.


Monday, July 5, 2021

BCQC-102 is Open for Registration - 5-7 July 2021

The BCQC-2 module is 
OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
5-7 July 2021

 
ATTENTION: You must have completed the BCQC-1 Module first, before registering for this BCQC-2 course.
 
The BCQC-2 has three major objectives:
* COLOR — Learning all about Color Selection
* PIECING —Techniques for successful Flip’n’Sew pieced blocks
* EMBELLISHING — Promote individual creativity while reinforcing the
    techniques learned in the BCQC-1 module

The Color portion of the module is extensive. It will cover the first 6 tasks:
· Planning for Color
· Impact of Color Choices
· Color Mixing
- Reading a Color Wheel
- Color Play
· Fast Color Selection Techniques

The Piecing portion of this course will focus on using cotton fabrics and the flip’n’sew method of piecing a block. It will not include a pattern, but does recommend using strips of fabric rather than patch pieces of fabric. So, yardage (1/4 or even 1/8 yardage widths is fine) for this method. We will be using cotton (but you can substitute sturdy silk if you have yardage on hand). This section includes the next two tasks:

· Fabric Selection
- Flip’n’Sew Method (pitfalls and solutions)

The Embellishing portion of this course will include:
· Lace/Trims
· Seam Embroidery
· Silk Ribbon Ideas
· Finishing with Beads, Baubles, and Charms

In total there are 11-tasks for this course. Just as in the BCQC-1 each new task will be emailed to you after you have posted the prior task. 

This is the "follow-on" class to the BCQC-1, which you should have completed first. It builds on the techniques learned in the initial basic course and gives you experience in selecting COLORs for your fabrics/embellishments that will work together nicely. [Note: If you are presently enrolled in the BCQC-1, and are at least on Task #10, you can still sign up for the BCQC-2...as I know you'll have time to finish the BCQC-1 shortly.]

The reason for even offering the BCQC-2 is so that folks (especially true beginners) that want to attempt a block for themselves...with little "influence" from me...but still have a teacher available to answer questions CAN WORK A NEW BLOCK. I'll walk you through the various "layers" of embellishments and offer advice on how to balance the work as we progress through these. Before we even begin, the first few tasks will introduce the "world of color selection" to you...helping you to feel a bit more at ease when combining colors in fabrics and/or embellishments.

To register:
Email me your: name, state/country information, and the email you want me to use for the course shaw.kathy@yahoo.com

Please NOTE: The class will begin on the 10th. So, after you register, you will get a welcome email...but the class blog will not be available to students until the 10th of August. On that day, watch your Email Inbox for the Blogger/Google email INVITATION to join the course's blogsite. Remember to bookmark the class blog site when you arrive there, just as you did for the BCQC-101 course.

Hugs!