This week is finding me at Electric Quilt Academy. I have been working with a wonderful group of women to do a deep dive into the block drawing tools. Imagine learning to draw Easy Draw, Pieced Patchdraw, Applique and Foundation Paper Piecing patterns all in the course of 3 days.
I also got to hang out with Mary Ellen Kranz and Barb Vlack -- two premiere Electric Quilt instructors. Plus get to know both Penny McMorris and Dean Neumann, the founders of Electric Quilt.
I also realized that their superior customer service runs throughout the entire company. Many of their staff spent time assisting in the classroom. They know the product inside and out and were incredibly helpful in assisting both me and my students.
Easter Bunny Mini-Class Update
Many of you had a taste of drafting applique blocks with my Easy Bunny mini-class. I was overwhelmed with the response and was honored to have so many of you in the class.
Thanks so much for the positive feedback and validation of what I absolutely love to do - share my love of Electric Quilt and quilting.
Are you ready to learn more?
Electric Quilt Applique Class Starts April 24th
This is your last chance to sign up for the Electric Quilt Applique class that starts next Monday. This four week class is designed to bring your applique drawing skills to the next level. I would love to have a couple more of you join me in my first online version of this class.
Read more here.
Electric Quilt Self Assessment
Many of the people in the applique mini-class indicated they were a “beginner” at Electric Quilt and were probably wondering if the Introduction to Electric Quilt class would be a good next step.
Here is a list of questions that can be used to assess your Electric Quilt skill set. Count how many of these "questions" you can relate to.
1.How do I find (…..)?
2.How can I create a basic quilt?
3.How can I use real fabrics currently on the market?
4.How can I bring in a scanned or photographed fabric from my stash and use it to color a quilt?
5.How can I draw a basic block of my own?
6.Is there a way to start with a preplanned quilt and make changes to it?
7.Can EQ help me with labels for my quilt?
8.What’s the difference between the library and the sketchbook?
9.How do I move things from the library to my current project?
10.I know I saved (….), but it has now disappeared.
11.What are the “layers” in a quilt and why do we need them?
12.How do I figure out fabric yardage?
13.How do I print (…)?
Let me know how you did? Which areas are you struggling the most with?
If you answered yes (or could relate) to five or more questions, a beginning Electric Quilt class may be for you. Or maybe it is just time for a refresher course.
I have two upcoming opportunities to learn the basics:
Introduction to Electric Quilt 7
Upcoming Maple Grove Quilt Show
Next Friday and Saturday will find me at the Maple Grove Quilt show in Maple Grove MN. I have a number of my quilts that will be in the show along with with a couple of Electric Quilt mini-lectures.
Please join me.
Read more here.
Electric Quilt Expert and Educator and Pattern Designer.