First up are the ladies who took my Modern Baby Quilt class at Stitchbird. Over the course of four sessions we covered cutting, piecing, assembling the quilt top, basting, quilting and binding. Everyone did amazingly well, and got to the point of starting the quilting on their quilt in the last class.
This quilt is super simple, which is perfect for beginners, but has enough happening that class participants can really put their own spin on it with fabric choices and quilting designs. Seeing the different choices people make is one of my favourite parts of teaching. While my students were working on this quilt, I made my own version (outside class time, of course). You can check it out here, together with other previous versions here and here.
Next up is some of the work that came out of my foundation paper piecing class, also at Stitchbird. The pattern I've used here is, of course, Artisania's Lil' Fox pattern, and you can see my class sample cushion here.
I actually ran this class twice last year, because there was so much interest after the first class, and it was a lot of fun. It is a technique class, so only takes two hours, and participants leave with a partially completed fox block and the skills to finish it at home and tackle other foundation paper piecing projects on their own.
I know that a few of these foxes have made their way into finished projects - like these cushions made by Kerry and Bridget.
Another class I taught twice this year was a class based on my Soft and Stable Tote Bag tutorial.
I taught this one at both Stitchbird and Nancy's Stitch Studio, and had a blast each time.
I know, as a student, that it's so satisfying to come out of a class with a finished project, and my participants left each class with a fully completed tote bag each, which was awesome!