This year has been strange to say the least. Not being able to teach in person for most of the year has been difficult. A workshop or class is much more than just learning a new technique. There is the chance to meet others with a shared interest and form new friendships and to catch up with old friends. It was wonderful to get back into the classroom at Tudor Rose Patchwork. They have worked very hard on making their shop and classrooms CV19 safe and making everyone welcome. It was the first time I had been back into a fabric shop all summer and I couldn’t resist buying some new fabrics.
As well as being back to teaching in the classroom, this week I held an online in person workshop for the Folded Log Cabin patchwork technique. Even though we were separated geographically, the online class brought together some old friends and we made new ones. For me as a tutor it felt very similar to the in person classroom setting. I spent time talking, demonstrating and making sure everyone was ok, and then all my students went quiet as they busily tackled the patchwork blocks.
It was a very productive day for everyone and here are some of the beautiful blocks produced.
For me, as a tutor, embracing new technology to help pass knowledge and skills on, is going to be more and more important. I like the interaction of the classroom and teaching small groups online keeps this interaction going. It was a pleasure to teach this class and even more rewarding when I was sent pictures of the blocks produced. I want to thank Sally, Sara and Liz for allowing me to share their blocks here.
The next online class is the patchwork bag on Thursday 29th October. You can book a place here
It’s now time to get back into the studio to set up for this afternoons Modern and Art Quilt Group online meeting.
Stay Safe and Keep Quilting – Bev