Monday, May 6, 2013

While I was Moving...


... an exciting event happened, my class, Improvisational Piecing - Modern Design went live on Craftsy. I'm so excited to share it with you.


In the class I teach three techniques and five new quilt designs. The techniques are three that are in the book, but I've added new variations in the techniques, so if you have the book, you'll definitely be learning new things and of course there are five new quilt designs,

Unparalleled Quilt using the Slice/Insert Technique
If you sign up for the class, I'll be there to answer questions and work with you to learn the techniques, make the quilts, and make the quilts your own.  The other students in the class will be there for you too.  We'll all be sharing information and the quilts we make.  I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.  Students have already begun sharing projects.  (Awesome, inspiring work!)
To the Point Quilt using the Modern Crazy Piecing Technique
With a Craftsy class you can access the class at any time and you keep the class forever. You can work at your own pace and the Craftsy platform allows you to move seamlessly within the class.  To check out the class, click the link on the sidebar.  I hope you'll decide to sign up for the class and join me!
Crosscut Quilt using the Slice/Insert Technique
These are some variations of the Crosscut quilt that I made using some of the step-outs from the filming of the class.  I finished these at the Chicago Modern Quilt Guild retreat a few weeks ago.


I used the leftover crosscut blocks to make oversized half square triangles with a couple of solid fabrics.


I quilted both of them with a straight line chevron quilting.


I used green thread on the first one and purple thread on this one.


I really love the different looks created by the different color threads.


The move is almost over.  More on that in the next post and I'll have the winner(s) of my Make Moving Fun giveaway.  If you haven't put in a guess, head back to that post and guess the number of boxes that are now EMPTY!

28 comments:

Carrie S. said...

I signed up for your class last week as soon as I got the email from Craftsy! It's fabulous! I've already jumped right in and tried some new things and I'm having so much fun with it. Thanks, you're a great teacher!

Patti said...

I love your new quilts! And your Crafsy class is now on my "to do" list. thanks!

Megan said...

I am SOOO excited about this class!!!

Aliceart said...

I am so happy to see this! I am a huge fan, and have wanted to take a class from you, but am too far away. Not now!

Pat said...

I signed up for your class as soon as I got the email. So far, I've just watched the first two sections but I hope to get started with the "doing" next week. I'm really excited about it.
So glad you are almost finished with your unpacking and can hardly wait to see your new sewing digs.

pennydog said...

This is one of two classes that I really want to do now I've finished two others but I have blown my sewing budget this month!

Tina in Boston said...

Hi Jacquie!

Do u demonstrate your straight-line quilting technique in the class? Thanks!!

Tina in Boston said...

Straight line chevron quilting technique, that is!!

coastal gray said...

Happy for you..... Do want to hear about your new house.... Very different from condo high rise living I'm sure.....

Michelle said...

I hope the move went well!

I signed up for your class and I'm thoroughly enjoying it! Thank you so much for sharing your skills and thoughts. I'm loving the whole learning experience.

Julie said...

Wow - awesome quilts! Love those.

Britt-Inger said...

I have signed up for your class at Craftsy and I have seen all the different lessons, but not started sewing yet. But I must say that I love what I have seen and is so excited to start as soon as possible. Modern quilting is a new topic for Swedish quilters, maybe I will be some of the first in this country to practice it. I have your book and I hope that I have something finished until our Swedish quilt guild has it´s annual meeting in October. Maybe there soon will be more to enjoy this type of quilts, as I think most of our quilters in Sweden are so traditional.
Thanks again for an awesome class and you are a very fabolous teacher
Britt-Inger in Malmö, Sweden

Sequana said...

As you know, I've been watching the class. I always do that first and then go back and start "doing."
Anyway, I want to tell you what a great job they did with your makeup. :) I kept noticing how nice you looked all thru the lessons.
You're a wonderful teacher too, btw.

Marija said...

Since I had to miss the one in Buffalo, this is definitely the next best thing! Used my lunch break to watch the first lesson and will get some stuff ready to sew...tonight? (I hope so!) I really just want to play.... :)

cleta said...

I signed up for your class and love it.

mailergoat said...

Congrats on the empty boxes! Very impressive!

And on the beautiful, colorful quilts and Craftsy, too.

Molly said...

Oh goodness I am beyond excited to take this class- it looks great! Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom with all of us, and congrats on the move and the empty boxes... and a very happy Bruno with his own yard- ahhh life is good!

Angela said...

Your crosscut quilt is one of my favorite quilts ever! It is so gorgeous!
I'm super excited about your class and cannot wait to get started!
Angela

Alejandrina said...

I'm in. Every one of your quilts is more exciting than the prior one...Good job!
Alejandrina

tigrib said...

Your stepouts look great. Thanks for using different thread colors in the quilting. I really enjoyed your Craftsy class and have already played with the framed triangles, fun fun fun.

Gwen said...

I, too would like to know if you demonstrate the chevron quilting in the class or is it simply a particular stitch setting on your domestic machine?

Jeannette said...

Your quilting is amazing! i hope your move goes well!

Roxanne said...

I hope they have you back to show us your straight-line quilting magic.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I signed up for this--so excited to take the class this summer. Are you going to be in Portland?

jeremy said...

Beautiful creations!


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Stofmutter, Marianne Bromand said...

Dear Jacquie I'm a danish quilter and one of your biggest fan. I follow your blog and when I saw your tulips I just had to make the quilt which I did. You can see it here; stofmutter.blogspot.dk
Thank you for sharing and inspirering
Marianne

Diane Quilts said...

I love your quilting works of art!! You are so creatve and original.

'm taking your class - you're a super teacher!

Diane

Anonymous said...

This is a fantastic class! I haven't sewn anything yet,but have watched all the classes and now I'll go back and sew along as soon as I have time,I'm excited to start.The classes are so interesting and you are a wonderful teacher. Thanks for sharing your ideas and expertise.Julie