Spring 2011 session is starting May 14

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Taught By Annie Smith

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Spring 2011 session begins May 14

What Is The Quilter's Palette Quilt?

The Quilter's Palette quilt is a one-of-a-kind sampler quilt. I have taught this class all over California for years, and it remains a popular class for experienced beginners and intermediate students.

This is a sampler quilt of blocks and techniques. Making this quilt will teach you techniques that will challenge quilters of all levels. We will be making blocks that use y-seam construction, appliqué, and paper piecing. All along they way, you will learn tricks of the professional quilter to make this and future quilts easier to make.

The online class runs eleven weeks from start to finish -- the same amount of time when I teach the class in the store. The only difference is that YOU decide what day and time you're going to take the class. It's online and available when YOU are!

Some of the Many Things You Will Learn

This is a sampler quilt that takes you beyond the basics of regular quilt making. You are sure to learn new techniques that will stay with you the rest of your life.

With this sampler, you will learn:
• 3 different types of machine appliqué
• 5 different ways to paper-piece a block
• How to draft a block
• How to make perfectly butted seams
• Y-seam construction
• How to work with templates
• Expert fabric selection
• And much much more!

What You Can Expect as a Part of This Class

This class goes beyond normal online or classroom-in-a-book-style lesson. I don’t want to ship you a book of text and pictures and then send you on your way. That is a recipe for failure.

Here are some of the helps you receive as a part of this class:
• Downloadable templates and basic written instruction
• Online video demonstrations for each block
• Weekly scheduled online video chats and feedback sessions (I plan to offer separate, convenient chat times for different time zones worldwide - in English only)
• Email images of your work for evaluation and feedback
• Online commenting forum and feedback for students to share ideas
• Complete materials lists for the quilt
• Full kits available for order online through Material Pleasure online quilt shop


How the Lessons Work

From May 14 and through the next three months, registered users will be able to access all eleven lessons which are the Quilter's Palette Quilt class. You can login, view, and review each lesson as many times as you would like during this three month period.

While we suggest that you follow a structure of one lesson per week, the three month period will allow you accomplish two or more lessons in a single week and then take a break for a week, if you need.

As you do the work outlined in each lesson, you can attend students-only, live, online chat sessions with Annie Smith. In these sessions, you will watch Annie via live video while she answers your questions and speaks with you and other students about the techniques and concepts taught in the lessons. These online lessons will happen at least three times during the class period.

Your Computer and Internet Connection Are Key!

Quilting Stash Classroom is compatible with standard computer Internet browsers such as Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome and Firefox. Use a Mac or a PC, it doesn't matter. If you have watched video on your computer before, you should already be set-up to view the videos produced for our classes.

You should have a fast Internet connection such as DSL or cable modem access. Dial-up modem access will not be fast enough to download these large files without frustration.

Before signing-up for the class, view the introduction videos and make sure they work well on your computer. Refunds will not be given to students who cannot view the video due to download speed problems.

Class Outline and Schedule

Here is what we will cover each week:
Lesson 1: Intro and Choosing Fabrics
Lesson 2: Dresden Plate
Lesson 3: Maple Leaf and HoneyBee
Lesson 4: Preparing Machine Appliqué Elements
Lesson 5: Machine Appliqué
Lesson 6: Paper Piecing
Lesson 7: Carnival Ride and Drafting
Lesson 8: Nosegay and Carolina Lilly
Lesson 9: Stars and Cards, Roman Holiday, and Best of All Blocks
Lesson 10: Putting it All Together
Lesson 11 : Now That It’s Done, What Do I Do?

Lesson 1 Available To Everyone!

That's right, Lesson One is available to EVERYONE for evaluation. This will give you a good idea about the video and presentation quality for this class. When you see it, you will agree, our lessons are very understandable and enjoyable to watch.

Lessons 2 - 11 are viewable only to registered students of the class.

Questions and Answers

Q: Does the registration fee include fabric and other supplies?
A: No, it includes only the access to the lectures, notes, templates, and teacher communication as a part of the class. You provide the fabric and materials.

Q: If I don't get to a lesson one week, will I be able to make it up?
A: With this online class, you are able to work at your own pace. You have three months to complete the video instruction. Remember, you can access the lessons from anywhere you have a fast Internet connection. At the end of three months, your membership ends. The only way to re-view the videos will be to re-register for another period.

Q: What if I have trouble understanding a demonstration and cannot make the block?
A: You can work directly with me in three ways:
1) send me an email explaining your question about the block
2) visit with me during our weekly student chat and seek help there
3) post a comment online for that lesson and either a knowledgable student or I will answer your question.

Q: I'm not very good at technical things. How much about the computer must I know before taking this class?
A: If you browse the Internet already, you have the skills you need. You will need to be able to enter a login name and a password to access the lesson materials. That's it!



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