Oh, my, this has been another year that we don't want to relive again. I am vaccinated and boosted as my way to help control the Covid-19 virus. I hope you are doing your part. That means I have not been traveling this year either. But I have kept busy...
When so many people bought sewing machines to make facemasks, I developed a series of classes to teach some of the basics for making quilts. So far, we have taped six classes that have been viewed by nearly 400,000. The series is: AQS Let's Quilt: Beginners' Series with Bonnie. The classes are free on YouTube because we have some wonderful sponsors who supported the classes. Taping the classes was fun. People liked when I made a mistake and then showed how to fix it. There isn't much that we do in quilting that we can't fix. Here are links so you can view them,
Class 1: Nine-Patch - The Basics: American Quilter's Society - Let's Quilt - Class 1 - Nine-Patch Block
Class 2: Quilting with Triangles: American Quilter's Society - Let's Quilt - Class 2 - Quilting With Triangles
Class 3: Xquisite Scrap Quilt: American Quilter's Society - Let's Quilt - Class 3 - Xquisite Scrap Quilt
Class 4: Paper Foundation Piecing: American Quilter's Society - Let's Quilt - Class 4 - Foundation Paper Piecin
Tote bag with Foundation Paper Pieced pocket; lined with inside pocket
Class 5:Applique & Ruching: American Quilter's Society - Let's Quilt - Class 5 - Applique & Ruching
Class 6: Six Panel Quilts in Six Weeks: American Quilter's Society - Let's Quilt - Class 6 - Six Panel Quilts in Six Weeks. I chose seven panels and showed how to add a different style of border to each one - half-square triangle border, three borders with cornerstones, three borders with miters, pieced blocks on the left and bottom, four-patch blocks like dentil molding, and single border with hand-dyed fabric. I love how the Eagle in Flight wheelchair quilt turned out.
There are tons of tips throughout the classes. Speaking of tips...I taped a video about joining the ends of binding on a quilt. Thousands of quilters have watched this video. Here is the link for the video.
Here is a little gift for you - my Dogbone Pillow that fits perfectly in a carry-on or use on the sofa for a nap. Three fat quarters of fabric will make two Dogbone Pillows.