Monday, 24 February 2014

I taught my first class!

A few months ago several people were asking me if I taught quilting classes here in Jersey.  And it got my mind to thinking that perhaps I could.  And before I knew it I had a class of five keen ladies looking at me expectantly, waiting for me to impart my quilting knowledge. 

Over the course of 2 full Sundays, the aim was to make a small lap/cot quilt.  In the words of Blue Peter, here's one I made earlier.

And here are my lovely ladies, hard at work, in the gorgeous, inspiring workroom at The Harbour Gallery.

None of them had made a quilt before, in fact some had never even used a sewing machine before!  But they all took to it like ducks to water.  Or should I say like quilters to a sewing machine.  Here they are on day two, quilting their masterpieces.  

Sadly, one of my ladies was struck down with a bug during the week, so I only had 4 ladies on the second day (get well soon Tatiana!), and here are their very nearly finished quilts.

Didn't they do well!  

They were such a lovely crowd and we all had great fun, it was a pleasure to teach them and I hope I get to do it again soon!

Sarah x

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  1. YAY! That is sew exciting! Way to go! I love their quilts too.
    xo jan

  2. Nice!! That is so awesome! Congrats on your class - I love the quilts!

  3. I'm so jealous, wish you could have taught me!

  4. Wow this is exciting news! Hope you had a great time (and not too stressful!) - your ladies all made lovely quilts. What fun to share the quilty love x

  5. Love the quilts! Is it wrong that I read your blog with a British accent?

  6. So thrilled for you and for your ladies, fabulous work all round :D x

  7. How exciting! and a great beginner design :-)

  8. Yay...beautiful quilts! Well done you, looks like a lot of fun :)

  9. Go Sarah! That's such great news, well done! Those quilts look amazing for beginners!

  10. Well done you! You must be a great teacher to have got them from zero to a quilt in that short time ... their quits are so pretty and that venue? A-mazing ... what fun :)


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