Friday, November 4, 2016

Friday Finish - Teaching is Fun!

You may recall that I mentioned back in September that I would be teaching a class at my LQS.  It was awesome!  We had a great time over the four weeks.  There was frustration, laughter, and joy, and in the end, there were finished quilts.

I made a quilt as well so I could demonstrate all the steps as we went along.


They learned about pieced backs because I didn't have enough fabric.  LOL


This is Jayne's baby quilt.  She finished everything in class except hand stitching the binding.  It's so bright and cheerful.


This is Lorraine's lap quilt.  She, too, finished everything except hand stitching the binding.  It's hard to tell from the photo, but two of the prints have purple in them, so we went bold with a purple binding.


Heather also made a lap quilt.  She did some extra homework, so she finished the binding during our last class.  The colours don't come through as rich as they truly are.  That's a beautiful orange print.


And Darlene just kept adding pluses until she ran out of fabric and then added a border.  It ended up being a double quilt.  Pretty impressive for her first quilt.  She only needs to hand stitch the binding.


And finally Kat, with a lap quilt.  Kat works at the LQS and had to work during our third class.  So she's not quite finished...just a bit more quilting and then the binding.


Kat used her leftover squares to piece the back.  It's a reversible quilt.



I enjoyed sharing my love of quilting.  We had good discussions and just had a great time.  I've been asked to teach two more classes in the winter session starting in January.  So I need to put together two classes and create supply lists before the middle of November.  Panic...but I'm excited!


Linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finish Friday @ Busy Hand Quilts
Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation 




22 comments:

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Did you have fun teaching? It looks like you did.
I just started work at a local LQS. It is just one day a week, but ...

Little Black Cat Quilting said...

Well call you teacher! How exciting that your class went so well!! And that you will be teaching again! Congrats on the success! :)

Brandy Pettit said...

Beautiful quilts! I think it would be fun to teach too, but I'm not sure if I have proven myself enough yet. I love that most all your students got all the way to the binding. And yes, congratulations on the class success and on getting to teach again!

~Brandy

Tammy Stack said...

Your photos tell a story of Fun. I wish I had been there.

Tish Stemple said...

All of the quilts turned out great!! I knew you'd rock teaching that class and how exciting your going to teach more! Any idea what you will teach next?

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Wow, those are awesome and I love how far each quilter was able to get their quilts! Well done to everyone and clearly they had a most excellent instructor!

Marlene said...

Hope you enjoyed teaching. What wonderful quilts your students accomplished. Shows tfey had fun.

Stitchin At Home said...

Teaching can be so much fun and rewarding. Looks like your students had a great teacher.

KaHolly said...

Congratulations, Anja! I'm pleased for you that it was such a success! There's nothing I enjoy more than sharing what I know about quilting and now you've been bitten by that bug, too! Everyone's quilts turned out excellent. XO

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy that you're happy.....and you should be. It looks like brilliant results all around and I certainly hope this is only the first of many classes, you'll teach.

Karla Brown said...

All of the quilts are beautiful -- the ladies were lucky to have you as a teacher!

Ioleen Kimmel said...

Congrats Anja. From the look of the finished quilt you are a natural at teaching. Your students did an amazing job.

Linda said...

Congrats on your first class! Fun isnt it! Your students made some wonderful quilts.

Sheila said...

Congratulations on your first class which seems to have been a huge success . Love all the quilts , sschool a nice variety.

Paige said...

Awesome teacher and students with their finished quilts!

Bernie Kringel said...

Looks like this was hugely successful. I'm glad you all had such a good time together! What will you plan for the next class?

Ann said...

Congratulations on such a successful class. Love the backs as well as the fronts.

Lesley said...

Congratulations on such a successful class! Your students did an awesome job on those quilts. Well done to all!

Leanne Parsons said...

That looks like a great first teaching experience! Everyone looks so happy with their quilts and I'm glad you had fun too :) Good luck planning out your next couple of classes.

Lorna McMahon said...

Congratulations on your first quilting class assignment, Anja. I am so proud of you! Wow! Looks like everyone enjoyed the class - each quilt is so pretty!

Cheryl said...

What a great class, I love all of the quilts that they made. Congrats!

Sandra Walker said...

Yay for you Anja! And TWO more?! Woo hoo. So glad it was such a success! I need to make a plus quilt..made a plus cushion and loved it. Actually have the Bonnie and Camille flannels for one...