Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Planning a Course

This year is the first year I am concentrating solely on teaching and extending my quilting skills.

I am now teach a couple of workshops on patchwork along side my work teaching basic sewing skills and confidence building with vulnerable adults.

So I have to pull together course materials, ideas and demonstration quilts that learners can access and use for inspiration as well as learning tools. This has to be done and is a long process, but once it is done the materials can be transferred to other course in the future - I just need to have days without sick children to accomplish this!

So this week I am focusing on the task of preparing for a course starting on Monday 18th February at Prema Arts, in Gloucestershire. It is a 5 week course aimed at giving the learners skills in cutting, design, quilting and finishing.

I am going to be using half square triangles (HST) as a basis for the course as they are incredibly versatile in design and will stretch their cutting skills.

So how does the planning process start - with an idea.... then a whole heap of sewing and lesson plan writing!


Start with a collection of HST in any fabrics you fancy!


Arrange them into 6 different designs using 16 HST in each design.


Sew up each design.....

I am working through each design, so I have 6 blocks. These are then going to be quilted in different ways so that the can be used a teaching tool for design and quilting.....


Best get on with it!
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10 comments:

  1. What a great idea, I'm sure your students will love all the designs they can make!

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    1. Hopefully! HST teach cutting skills as well as design. Great block builders!

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  2. How fun- and it will be so much fun to see what your students come up with!

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    1. I know! Once all the prep and planning is done I can relax and look forward to the journey!

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  3. What a fun class you are planning. It is going to interesting what your students come up with as there are so many possibilities with HST.

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    1. Thank you! HST teach so many skills and give amazing results!

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  4. Great idea for your class.

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  5. Good luck with your class! It sounds like a great plan to work with HSTs (your block idea is beautiful!). Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. :)

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    1. Thank you. They all ready to quilt now. Will share as soon as they are finished!

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