So I need some help. I've been posting about quilting for a while; about my changing attitudes to it over time, and what I am loving. I have an extensive pinterest board full of gorgeousness and have written quite a few posts about it now. At each year's retreat we have run classes on quilting - which you all have loved - but I've been asking around my women and I'm not clear on where you are all at with it.
I'm in the planning stages of putting together the program for next year. Some classes are totally obvious to me, but with quilting there is so much I think we could teach I'm not sure which way to go. I have been getting in such a muddle about it, I figured I would just ask.
I guess what I'm asking is
- Do you like quilting and quilts? If so, what kinds of quilts do you love? And what would you want to learn in a class?
- Do you want to learn to put a quilt top together? And if so, what kind of quilt top? Improvisational? Pieced? Would flying geese be of interest?
- Do you want to learn to hand quilt? Machine quilt?
- When you say that you are interested in sashiko (which I heard in the comments on another post) do you mean hand quilting with thicker thread than traditional hand quilting thread? Or do you actually want to learn the more formal rules of Japanese sashiko?
I don't mind if you are coming to the retreat or not coming, in Australia, or far away - I'm just interested in all of you that read this blog, and what you like or would want from a class.
Can't wait to hear your thoughts.