Next month I am going to be teaching a beginners quilting class in Cyprus. Wherever the military are there’s nearly always an adult education centre, and pretty much anyone with experience of a subject can put in a pitch to teach a course in it… and get paid!
The sign up day happens next Monday, often there are queues and sometimes courses get booked up quickly… sometimes they don’t! I need a minimum of six students to make my course viable, so fingers crossed!
I have decided to teach a patchwork quilt, so that if they want, students can skip the cutting and just buy charm packs. I very much want to avoid a repeat of my dressmaking course where few of us actually completed our projects, so simple is the plan!
I’m making two sample quilts for the class. One in very bold modern fabrics and a second in more traditional paler fabrics. The former to shatter a few illusions about quilting being old fashioned and chintzy and the latter so the students aren’t entirely scared off – I hope I have got the balance right!
So anyway, the first one was completed today. It’s made with Japanese Echino linen (front and back) from my new favourite fabric store The Eternal Maker and I have quilted it about a third of an inch in from the ditch with contrasting turquoise stitches. The second quilt will be made by the end of the week, before I fly back to Cyprus on Saturday…
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