Free ON-LINE Quilt Courses

I offer a variety of free online courses in various Crazy Quilt embellishing and construction techniques. Registration is done at specific dates for each course and instructions on How To Register are posted here at shawkl.com on those dates.

The calendar of 2018 courses indicates the dates for every different course/class.

I do not have registrations during the months of November or December; they are hectic enough just with the holidays. On-going courses still continue through these months...there is just no "new" registrations opening then.

The Open Registration is announced for a specific OPEN window of time. You MUST follow the specific guidelines posted every time to get a seat in each specific class. Once the announced Open Window for registration has closed...it is CLOSED. I do not take early registrations or late registrations...just too busy to handle "options". So, please use the calendar to remind yourself to read the blog posts around that time period. (see 2018 Registration Dates link at the bottom of this post)

General information about specific classes/courses:

BCQC-1 (Basic Crazy Quilt Course-1):
The term "BASIC" does not mean beginner. Although the course is very suitable to a beginner skill level; it also includes intermediate tasks. The term "basic" simply means that it contains all of the basic handouts and instructions used in all of the following courses as well. Therefore, it is a required course...no exceptions. So, consider this as a "crash course" in basic crazy quilt techniques and the foundation for understanding "how I teach", "how classes are conducted" and what expectations I have for participants.

BCQC-2 (Basic Crazy Quilt Course-2):
AFTER the BCQC has been finished...you are then able to take a secondary Basic Course which is where I have chosen to put ALL of the information about COLOR...choosing color, theory of color, mixing color philosophy, etc. Everything you ever wanted, needed, or thought about color is in this course. If' you are "good" with choosing colors...then you might want to skip this class. The course also has a huge level of "freedom" for you to choose fabrics, colors, embellishments, theme, etc...so if you are nervous about your crazy quilting...take this class too. I'll guide you through all of the layers of embellishing...and provide some order to the "crazy-ness" which should improve your creativity and give you more confidence to produce beautiful crazy quilt blocks.

ICQC-103, 104, & 105 (Intermediate Crazy Quilt Courses):
BTW, beginning last year...the 101 and 102 modules of the intermediate courses were either rolled into the BCQC-2 class or provided on the Yahoo Group forum as free handouts. You can scroll down on the blog front page to find a link to the Yahoo Group.

The ICQC-103 course expands on embroidery motifs. Then the ICQC-104 takes this to an advanced lever and include other types of standard motifs that use beads, applique, and other accompanying work to embroidery. Lastly, the ICQC-105 is all about silk ribbon embroidery.

Here is the link to the 2018 Registration Calendar. Remember to come back here to shawkl.com on the dates listed to register for a specific course.


3 comments:

Pam said...

This is wonderful! I took a quick class at the local quilt shop and now I want to learn more. I am working on the class project and learning a few things. But this is awesome and I hope to get into your March class. Thank you for providing this!!

Sharon Martin said...

Love all the wonderful on-line classes you offer. I have learned so much and cannot wait to take more classes. Thank You Kathy.

Sharon M in NC

Can't Stop Stitchin said...

Hi Kathy ~
Just wanted to stop in and say 'hello'. Your daffodil photos last week were such an inspiration, that when our snow melted off the garden I quickly went out and dug up some bulbs and are growing them indoors before the next snowfall moves in to New England as it is only March and those storms can come in as late as mid April.

Have loved all your courses and learned so much from you. You are such a good teacher and your online courses have been a fantastic experience for me. One of the best motivators for me has been the way you share assignments, unlike a book that you purchase and you get all the information all at once and motivate yourself to do it, in your classes you not only get one assignment at a time, and upon completion, get the next one, you get to share the experiences of others in the class, see works others are doing in the class at the present time, and share in learning as students ask questions you may have yourself. So inspirational. This type of class set up has been perfect for me! Thank you so much for your investment in your students.
Happy Easter Kathy
Godspeed,
mary fanslau