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I'll Be Teaching March 20 Class Via Zoom

for The Stitchin' Den in Estes Park

When I heard Alex Anderson speak a few years ago, I was impressed at how many shout outs she gave to fellow quiltmakers. As a quilter, I am indebted to many others. I expect to be giving a lot of shout outs in this blog.

Cheryl See's award-winning "Star Struck."

My first goes to Cheryl See — As I prepare to teach English Paper Piecing 101 at The Stitchin' Den in Estes Park, Colorado, Cheryl is on my mind. I took my first EPP class with her when she was teaching for Colorado Quilting Council. I loved her teaching style. She taught us multiple ways to prepare hexagons (hexies) for a grandmother's flower garden then shared two ways to join the hexies so each person in the workshop could discover her favorite methods.

From left, a grandmother's flower garden, a layered grandmother's flower garden and a pieced grandmother's flower garden — all techniques that will be introduced

in my English Paper Piecing 101 class.

With Cheryl's permission, I adapted her teaching method adding a few more ways to prepare hexies as I learned them and a third way of joining them. It's always fun to see which methods my students like best, and there's always a variety of what they like. My preferences? I can't tell you. I don't let my students know until the end of class. I never want to sway them with my choices or quote me as saying one method is best. If you want to know if I prefer thread, glue or starch basting of my hexies, you'll have to sign up for class —

The class will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time Saturday, March 20. It will be via Zoom so you can join from your home wherever you live.

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I'll be presenting on the Global Quilt Connection Wednesday, February 24 at 4 p.m. Eastern, 3 p.m. Central, 2 p.m. Mountain and 1 p.m. Pacific. I'll share this 3-minute video that highlights the quilt classes I teach and the lectures I give for quilt guilds and bees. To tune in live or later for the recording, you'll need to visit Global Quilt Connection.

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