Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Block for Class Sample Done!

I was recently (very recently as in last week) asked to teach a class at Fibre Options, an all day stitching event being held in May in High River to benefit Victoria Quilts, an organization which provides quilts for cancer patients. I was very excited to be asked and, of course, I said yes right away.  They needed a class proposal and photos of a class sample immediately so that is what I've been doing while away from my blog, groups, and basically everything else in my life the last few days.
I decided on a small purse as a project.  I will put together kits for this, including a pre-pieced block so we can get right down to the fun of embellishment.
This is the block that will make up the flap on the purse.  The blocks are pieced from vintage kimono fabric, quilting cotton, silk, lame, rayon, brocade and a silkie I printed.  There are a few simple seam treatments so I can teach them some basic embroidery, a bit of beading and, of course, a sprig of cherry blossoms made from sequin flowers.   Making sequin flowers seems to have become my new favourite thing!  Hopefully, this will give them a taste of embellishing and make a few more converts to crazy quilting!
I am donating my teaching time to Victoria Quilts so they can make a few dollars on the class and it has ended up that people can take this full day class for $40.00 including the kit.  I think that is a real bargain so I hope it will fill up quickly!  Keep your fingers crossed for me...

4 comments:

Marilyn said...

Congratulations Kerry. This is such a good cause and you can hopefully interest more people in cq.

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Lovely sample and I do hope the class fills. A most worthwhile cause.

ARLENE said...

I wish I could take your class! I have not yet made a CQ purse; it's on my bucket list.

Suztats said...

I wish I lived closer-I'd be there!
Have a wonderful class!