Monday, May 1, 2017

There's still time!

Still time for you to sign up for Quilting by the Lake, the annual quilt and fiber teaching extravaganza that's held in Syracuse NY at the end of July.  QBL, sponsored by the Schweinfurth Art Center, has been going on since 1981 and each year has a bunch of talented teachers to share a wide variety of quilting approaches and techniques.

This year I will be one of them -- if enough people sign up for the workshop.

I'll be teaching a two-day and a three-day workshop -- two days on improvisational strip piecing, three days on fine line piecing.  You can sign up for one or both.

If you've never attended a week-long workshop and are not sure you're up to that long a commitment, psychologically or financially, it's nice to be able to take a shorter class as a tryout.  That's how I started attending elite workshops, with two-day classes at QSDS in Columbus OH, which made me realize I would enjoy something longer and more intense.

Other people simply prefer shorter workshops, which may fit better into busy schedules or pinched budgets.  Shorter classes also let you "try out" a teacher or a technique that you're not sure you want to invest a whole week on.

Would you enjoy taking one of my workshops at QBL?

Here are two blog posts (here and here) that I wrote about a fine line piecing workshop that I taught in Florida a couple of years ago.  It was two days, and we'll have three days at QBL so imagine that you'll accomplish even more.  Here's a blog post about an improvisational strip piecing workshop; again, we'll  have an additional day at QBL to explore that process.

Not only will this fabulous opportunity to spend two or three or five days with me expire in July, your chance to sign up for a public workshop may expire forever after this particular gig.  I've been wrestling for years with the question of how much and where I should be teaching, and have about decided not to pursue teaching at QBL or the Crow Barn or other venues where individuals can sign up for workshops.  I'll tell you more about my thinking tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Upstate New York in summer is a nice place to be.  Sign up for a workshop!!  I'd really love it if you sign up for mine, but if you must, sign up for somebody else's; lots of good teachers on the menu.  Here's the link to QBL; #17 and #18 are my workshops.


  1. Too far away for me. But I think it will be a great experience.

  2. Would have loved to attend. Recently bought your book. Have been following your blog since the time when Nancy Crow taught in South Africa in 2009. I enjoy your views on so many issues. Looking forward to the next post.

  3. To attend would be a dream come true. But alas, not possible.