Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Summer time – and the learning is easy for every quilter with our newest Give Away!

Summer temperatures seem to rise in direct proportion to the number of summer family activities planned – sports programs for the kids, vacations planned for the family, grandchildren or friends visiting from out of town, etc. Sewing and quilting often fall off our To Do List as Quilt Guild meetings adjourn during the summer months and our minds turn to gardening, vacations, or, if we’re lucky, sipping cold iced tea on the deck while reading a good book – replacing our previous creative hours in the quilt room.

Scheduled quilt classes at the local quilt guild, quilt shop, or adult education facility are all but non-existent during the summer months. And if they happen to be available to you, can you really pin down one night a week for several weeks that you can be available to take a class during the summer?

The perfect summer solution? A quilt class in a subject which you’re interested, scheduled at a time you are free, in a comfortable environment where you don’t have to tote your heavy sewing machine, and at a place you can show up in your flip flops and bathing suit! And, since this IS “Quilting on a Budget” after all, we need this quilt class to be budget-friendly, too!

And yes, such classes DO exist! And YOU have a chance to win one in our newest GiveAway! QuiltingWeeklyBannersm

Quilting Weekly offers online classes for every quilter, no matter what your experience. Classes are complete. For example, the class titled Machine Quilting 101 is described by Quilting Weekly’s teacher, Chris Dahl, as follows:

  • Machine_Quilting_4959a49221d4a_180x180 Watch my video on making the perfect quilt sandwich to avoid mistakes. - Learning how to put together the perfect quilt sandwich is extremely important. I'll show you this through another great video and give you detailed written instructions too.  So you can watch and read my tips at the same time if you want and never miss a thing!
  • Find out what  "stitch in the ditch" and background fillers have in common. - You will learn this and many more useful tips for machine quilting in this class. Tips you wish you knew for the last quilt you quilted.
  • Learn the secrets to "free motion quilting". - Mastering this skill is something quilters around the world struggle with.  If you want to learn the tricks to mastering quilting to create simple or complex designs, then you need to start with this quilting class. I share more tips and tricks in my videos including ways to help you eliminate tangled threads on the top or bottom of your quilts.
  • Get perfect stitches with your free motion quilting. - Find out what the perfect size stitch is, and learn what not to do. You will love quilting by machine once you see how much fun it is and understand how to avoid common mistakes!
  • With so many basting methods and marking tools on the market today how do you know what's best? After this class you will not only know what's best, but you will know when and how to use all of the marking tools available.

This is the perfect beginners class loaded with video help and plenty of step by step instructions.  The simple to do exercises in this class will have you quilting like a pro in no time at all.  Practice is the key, but knowing what to practice is even more important.

THIS WEEK’S GIVE AWAY – WIN A CLASS OF YOUR CHOICE FROM QUILTING WEEKLY!

Head to Quilting Weekly web site and read through the classes. Choose one you are interested in taking, come back here and leave a comment giving the name of the class you would like to win. THIS IS THE CLASS YOU WILL WIN if chosen, so choose carefully! Everyone must complete this step to be eligible to win.

Leave a separate comment for each additional entry.

For a SECOND ENTRY, blog about this Give Away. Be sure to leave your blog address in your comment.

For an ADDITIONAL ENTRY, follow me on Twitter and RETWEET any of my announcements of the Give Away (they are tweeted every other day) OR just copy and paste the following into your Twitter account:

RT: @BudgetQuilting Enter our newest GiveAway and learn something new! http://quiltingonabudget.blogspot.com

EXTRA EXTRA EXTRA – GET A 25% DISCOUNT COUPON FOR A QUILTING WEEKLY CLASS!

EVERYONE who Tweets about this GiveAway and includes @sewonline in the Tweet will receive a coupon for 25% off any class at Quilting Weekly! If you’re not sure how to do this, just cut and paste the following and post it on Twitter:

@BudgetQuilting @sewonline Enter the latest Give Away and win your choice of quilting classes! http://quiltingonabudget.blogspot.com

subscribe-banner The Fine Print

This GiveAway is open until midnight (EST), June 12. All entries must either direct me to your email address or contain your email address. Winner will be chosen on Saturday, June 13, 2009, and contacted via email. Winner will have 48 hours to return an email with confirmation of receipt. GiveAway is open to everyone.


THIS GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED - WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED AND CONTACTED VIA EMAIL. Thanks to all who participated!

48 comments:

Lisa Handly-Stewart said...

I would love to take the class Machine Quilting 101.

Beth said...

Just thought you'd want to know that your links to Quilting Weekly change to Quilter's Weekly and the URL Doesn't work!

I think I would go for Machine Quilting. I need the practice!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The class I am interested in is Trapunto'd Box of Chocolate. It sounds very interesting and I have never tried that menthod.

Kath said...

Thank you for this generous offer. I would very much like to take Machine Quilting 101. I've tried some machine quilting (I have always hand quilted my wall quilts and full size quilts), but I desperately need some lessons. (There are local classes available, but I just can't afford them; I learn as much as I can from online sites like yours and from tutorials.)
Thanks again,
Kath
villagequilter@gmail.com
Unfortunately, I don't have a blog or twitter, so I can't enter more than once).

Vicki said...

I would like to try the Machine Quilting 101 class. I just took a class at my LQS but it is much harder than I thought. I can use all the help I can get. Will also twitter this giveaway, thanks.

kandra said...

I'd like to try the Machine Quilting 101 class as well :) I'm a newbie that just cut strips in the Old Red Barn Co. Quilt Along - so excited!

Kandra said...

Just Twittered :)

throuthehaze said...

i would like Machine Quilting 101
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/throuthehaze/status/2017839678

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

throuthehaze said...

blogged
http://throuthehaze.blogspot.com/2009/06/quilting-giveaway.html

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Jenny said...

I'd love to give the Machine Quilting 101 class a try.

Kandra I also just cut strips in the Old Red Barn Co. Quilt Along!! Going to have to do the harder parts soon, and need all the help I can get with the quilting.

Jenny said...

Just tweeted the message as well

DianeCK7 said...

Machine Quilting 101 would be perfect for me. Thank you for the opportunity!

DCK1758@aol.com

GloJoeSews said...

I'd love Photo Magic with Fabric or Happy Scrappy! Thanks!

Debra said...

I would love to take the Squares to Diamonds class. Complicated looking without all the hassle sounds very intriguing!
Deb
debash@gmavt.net

Michele said...

I think Machine Quilting 101 is my choice.

Sharon said...

Good morning, I think I would love to take the machine quilting 101...since I have not had much practice machne quilting myself. Thanks!
proudspirit57@comcast.net
Sharon

Tina said...

Joan - Awesome Givaways! I am trying to keep up with all your info! I would LOVE to take Machine Quilting 101. I have never seen such in depth info in such a class. You know how to reach me when I win! hehe

Tina said...

I blogged about this awesome giveaway...
tapdancetutu.blogspot.com

Tina said...

Joan - I joined Twitter and am following.....Twitter is new to me, and I will have to get the hang of that!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to take Machine Quilting 101. I just started quilting and could use help with machine quilting.

Thanks!
Elizabeth
christian_cowgirlGSR at hotmail dot com.

introublewithmyhusband said...

I would love to take Machine Quilting 101. I definitely need something or someone to teach me how!

Amanda
introublewithmyhusband at gmail

Shasta said...

I would love to take the necktie class. I have purchased several bags of neckties and need something to do with them.

Jennifer said...

I would love to take the Machine Quilting 101 Class!

Anonymous said...

I would love to learn Squares to Diamonds. I am a new quilter and I feel this class will help me learn to be a better one. Thank you for this exciting offer. Good luck to all.
pjvikingson@charter.net

pojeda said...

I am interested in the Machine Quilting 101 Class.
Thank you for the chance to win this class!

pojeda said...

Just Tweeted both Tweets!

http://twitter.com/@pojeda

sulevia2002 said...

Hi, I want to start making picture quilts and saw this lesson, "Photo Magic with Fabric". Thanks for giving me the chance to win.

lynne said...

hi joan,

machine quilting 101 please. this class is really indepth looking and i need someone to hold my hand and give me the confidence to do more of my own machine quilting....i don't even know how to drop my feed dogs....if i could even do that i would be ahead of the game LOL

lynne said...

hi joan,

blogged about this on my blog...

http://lynnesfreshhope.blogspot.com

Deb said...

I would also love to take Machine Quilting. It is expensive to do it locally....and could finally finish some UFO's LOL
Deb

Rafael's Mum said...

Not sure how I found you... but here I am! I'd love to know how to do the Photo Magic printing on fabric. Thanks for your giveaway.

tesuque said...

Happy to be Scrappy would be my choice Wish they showed bigger samples of what I assume are the projects.
sf6200@btinet.net

joanne lendaro said...

Cool, cool, cool!! Love this offer!! I think the Seven come Eleven looks like a fun one to me!!
joannelendaro@yahoo.com

Eve said...

I'm pretty sure the Block Beginnings class would be right for me. What a great business concept!

mapdot{at}gmail{dot}com

mtsuz said...

I would like to take the Square to Diamond class.
mtsuz@yahoo.com

mtsuz said...

I would like the Squares to Diamonds class.
mtsuz@yahoo.com

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I'm torn between the Trapunto class and Seven Come Eleven! I guess if I HAVE to choose, I'll take the Trapunto class! :)

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I just retweeted one of your tweets about this giveaway. :)

Andee said...

I would like the Happy & Scrappy class. Looks like fun!

Wendy said...

I think I'd like to take the Nectie Quilt class. My father recently passed away and I saved all his ties. I thought I'd make pieced pillows for all the grandchildren to have as a keepsake. Thanks for having this giveaway.

everythingquilts said...

I would love the Happy and scrappy class. I love scrappy quilts, and have tons of scraps just not good at putting them together.

Erica said...

I'd want to try Machine Quilting 101-I'm a longtime sewer but only recently began quilting! Thanks

juxtaposedpink@gmail.com

Bianca said...

I would need the Machine Quilting Lessons. I am really bad at it.

biancatom@yahoo.com

Bianca said...

I blogged about the give-away.
http://atmyhouse-bianca.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

They all look great but I would love to take the machine quilting 101. Stitch in the ditch is all I've done and I'm not sure I even did that correctly! Thanks! Susan
busysuzydee@yahoo.com

pastrymama said...

I would like to take the machine quilting course. It has so much information and would be a wonderful learning experience. Thank you for the opportunity to try for it.
pastrymama1@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

So hard to choose, there seem to be some great classes! While I'd love the necktie quilt class, I think I NEED the machine quilting 101.
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