Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Let’s Run it AGAIN!

My first online workshop with Craft Online University (Craft U for short!) produced by Quiltmaker Magazine was SUCH a success they have asked if I wanted to “Play it Again!”

And I said YES!

The response has been so overwhelmingly positive, and the interaction so great, that it would be a shame to only offer this one time, so I am THRILLED that they are opening registration right now for the course that will run from January 25th to March 7th of 2016.

I’m extremely pleased with how this course turned out, and I’ve packed it full of all of the hints, helps, tips and tricks that I could – things I use in my every day scrappy quilt life.
It’s like being here with me in my own studio!

I’ll talk to you one on one about how to best manage your scraps, how to put the Easy Angle Ruler and Companion Angle Ruler to good use, and how to create the blocks featured in my  Addicted to Scraps column-easily, quickly, and oh so scrappily using the fabrics and scraps you already have on hand.

Course dates: Jan 25 – Mar 7, 2016.  The 6 week course begins on Jan 25 with one new workshop segment being released every week until completion on March 7th.

There is a gallery section where you can share your progress and converse with other class mates!
You can sew and view at any hour of the day, work it in to your schedule as it fits!

If you are busy during this time? No worries!  Simply download the videos to your own computer.  You own them!  FOREVER!  So even after the course has completed, you can go back again and again and again to view the videos as many times are you want because they are YOURS once you download them.
2016 is a great year to GET SCRAPPY!
I want to share with you some of the experiences of former students, because they say it ALL!
Kristie writes: 
Hey Bonnie!
I have to say thank you once again for your craft online university classes.  I have been working on Clue One and here is what I have found out I can make half square triangles that measure out correctly without adjustments and I think that is the difference in what you taught about line on the fabric when cutting and a seam allowance that is marked perfectly with a guide in place. 
Using your yellow machine seam ruler allows me to remove the guide if need be and still re-position perfectly to start again. 
The biggest improvement is in how I see neutrals, I really grew in that department and you covered it in several of the classes so it stuck in my brain.  Now that my confidence is up and I am comfortable with accuracy going to leader ender some Joyeaux blocks so I can make a table runner. 
I was shying away from triangles because I never was good at them.  I am still struggling with the border or Roll Roll cotton boll but think I will take the units apart re cut a few triangles and try again fresh. 
When I sew the units together I nest the seams and that seems fine, but when I open there is not a quarter inch seam allowance to sew the borders to which I think means I cut wrong.  So that is the plan for that one.
Just wanted to tell you that I was hesitant to do what I considered to be a “beginner” level course, I found that going back to basics and unlearning what I thought I knew made the difference in being successful.
Best Wishes,
Kristie J
Linda writes:
Hi Bonnie,
I joined your class at CraftU and I am one of those who had to download everything and watch everything first.  Must be my age!!

I do have the Easy Angle rulers, both sizes, but as I DON'T like math it was a pleasure to learn how to do it and also I am a visual person.  Your teaching/instructions are off the wall and I "get it". 
I have been quilting for almost 15 years and watching your videos has opened another world for me.  "Who Says You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks???".

Although I might not see you in Canada I certainly hope to see you in Rochester in 2017 with a few more quilters to bring along.  I also enjoyed taking your cruise "in my dreams" on line.  Perhaps a cruise with you will be in my future.

Thank you Bonnie for all your hard work but remember to stop and smell the roses along the way.  Each day I look forward to your Quiltville emails and I especially like Quilt Cam.

Stay safe and healthy,
Linda R
And there are many many more!  I have loved interacting with my students through the forum on the class website and sharing in the photos they have uploaded of their projects in progress.

You can be a part of this too!

Come Get Scrappy with Me!

The regular retail price of this 6 segment course is $129.00 But I have a special deal for you, perfect for the Holidays!

Register now through THIS LINK and enter the code BHSCRAP in the coupon box at checkout when registering.  You will get all 6 workshop segments covering 6 block designs, all of my hints, tips and tricks for $99.00.  That’s just $16.50 per workshop segment.  You just can’t beat that!

Tell your family that THIS is what you want for Christmas, the gift that keeps on giving!

Remember to use the code to get the discount!

I'll be seeing YOU at Craft U in January!

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  1. These courses were wonderful and just packed with information. I am an avid quilt cam watcher so not all of it was new to me, but applying the information to specific projects was very helpful. The information on neutrals was worth the price of admission, as well as the wild and goosey instructions. If anyone is on the fence about this, jump on it. It is worth every cent. I am glad you and craft university are offering these again.

    Enjoy your time off.

    Donna Fisher

  2. I passed on this class the first time around, but I'm having it for my Christmas present! I'll download it to my iPad so I can take it right to my sewing table and machine. Thanks so much for offering it again. Haven't started anything beyond picking fabric for the mystery. It's a crazy holiday season for us this year. Saving the clues and hope to start the week between Christmas and New Year's. I love having the reminder of our wonderful trip to Tuscany.

  3. Your discount code made me laugh - here in England we have a shop called British Home Stores - I read your code as BHS.....(made me laugh anyway)....

  4. Good for you, Bonnie! CONGRATS!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

  5. Thank you Bonnie, I took this class. I just learned so much in every lesson . I hope that they ask you to make more new classes. I will be one of the first to sign up for it. It was so much fun. So if anyone is on the fence, go for it. You will learn a lot of stuff. 😍

  6. Thank you Bonnie for being so generous with your time and sharing the love of quilts with us. I enjoyed the videos (I'm one of the first round students). It is a thrill to know you are doing them a second time. I have told many of my customers at JoAnn fabrics about you and the videos. It is my hope that the classes are big a success again. Your neighbor.

  7. Carmwhite9:31 PM EST

    I enjoyed the first series. My only criticism is that your speaking voice seemed forced, like you were really pressing to project. You have a charming voice, great laugh ... Perhaps relax and drop into your Bonnie voice?

    Whatever. I enjoyed them. Rock on.

  8. I really enjoyed the course I haven't finished the last two blocks but i did download the videos so have watched them some of them twice. What was great for me is that I could stop and pause watch it again if i missed something. Your instructions were clean I'm just saying i needed to watch again because of the ah ha momment when I finally got it and thought to myself how come I hadn't got it in the past. Also for me i live in Australia so for me to have one on one tution with Bonnie will be a while away so i can enjoy her over and over again.

  9. I really enjoyed the course I haven't finished the last two blocks but i did download the videos so have watched them some of them twice. What was great for me is that I could stop and pause watch it again if i missed something. Your instructions were clean I'm just saying i needed to watch again because of the ah ha momment when I finally got it and thought to myself how come I hadn't got it in the past. Also for me i live in Australia so for me to have one on one tution with Bonnie will be a while away so i can enjoy her over and over again.

  10. I passed on this the first time but just signed up. Can't wait. I really enjoy your blog. How in the world do you do soooo much? Merry Christmas! Margie/NY

  11. Wonderful news for you and the rest of the Quiltvillians that might not have access to an in-person class with you. Though I'm sure I will sign up just to have you "handy" when I'm not in a class with you!! Thank you for the generous discount too! Continue to enjoy your time off and thank you for your daily blog. Hugs, Allison in Plano, Texas USA

  12. I'm brand new to CraftU . I'm a little confused about the class schedule. If it starts on Jan 25 and has six sessions wouldn't it be finished by Feb 29? Is there a seventh session on March 7?

  13. Anonymous2:52 PM EST

    And the question is, for me, since I did not ever download the videos in the first place, in the first go round of your class, does it mean I am out and have to pay again if I want to use/view and own them? Barbara bigrin@cox.net

  14. Is this a repeat of the first class on CraftU? I took that one. Couldn't figure out if this is different.

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  16. I signed up for the first series. I skimmed through it (loved it), but didn't have time to download it to a dvd or anything yet. Is there a time limit on when we can do that? I kind of got that impression when reading the announcement for the new one. I hope I haven't missed out?!? Pam Rapp


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