Just today I finished the total mother lode of videos, handouts and more for my on-demand class with Creative Spark. I decided I needed to sit down and watch the whole thing in order, from the site. What interesting discoveries I made, like THREE missing videos! I needed to make 2 of them and just find the other one.
I wrote a book for C&T and that was intense. I don’t know about you, but when I write, I need to edit it 4 – 5 times. Anne Lamott calls the first draft the S%#% First Draft, SFD for short. I do that – I throw my ideas on paper, then finesse them on round 2, correct major spelling/grammar errors on round 3 and final review, round 4.
What I had up on the course building site was my SFD, but I didn’t realize that until I watched it. I had a lot of work to do to get it polished up. It’s so different when you’re working with video! I’m all polished up now and ready to go. My course should be up in about 2 weeks and you can bet that I’m going to let you know all about it!
Would you like a peek at what’s coming? The numbers may vary a bit by the time it’s up, but there are around 45 lessons totaling about 3 1/2 hours of video plus handouts, an e-book and more. I will be offering a live component which I am still fleshing out. I want to be able to interact with my students in a FaceBook live or something similar.
So here’s just a snip of what you’ll see in the course. I have 10 “POP” segments, Points of Perspective. So much of free motion quilting is about perspective. In fact, perspective may be THE most important aspect of free motion quilting. In my POP’s, I address a broad range of subjects, some technical, some more ethereal. Enjoy my perspective on charity quilts:
Please note, the quality of the video is SO much better on the course. Apparently I lost some quality by uploading it to YouTube, then embedding here; the course version is crisper. When I watch it here, it seems to “warm up” and after about 30 sec, the quality improves. That is my first imbedded video in a blog post! Aren’t you proud of me? It actually was super simple, but I thought it was complex so I never did it before. Forehead slap!
In the meantime, the deadline to submit a quilt for the SAQA Benefit Auction will happen while I’m on my trip. I have run out of steam. The video class has consumed my waking moments for months and I am just a bit weary right now. I knew I would not have enough time to complete a quilt before I left on my trip. It was decision time. I’ve donated a quilt to the SAQA Auction every year since I first joined SAQA (not sure, I know at least 2010 if not before). I did not want to have a year without a donation!
I will admit, I didn’t really want to give this away at first. I LOVE this piece and it reminds me of a wonderful time, class and teacher:
This sweet piece was made in a Libby Williamson class, started at Craft Napa 2019 and recently completed. Libby provided the hand dyed/painted tea bags and paper as well as ephemera to build our pieces. It was one of the most fun classes ever! Coincidentally it turned out to be 12″ square and that was what I needed for my donation piece. A couple of details:
I hope my trip goes well. I admit to some angst – 3 states, 3 hotels, lots of driving and the biggest angst of all – will that rental car really be there? I made reservations weeks ago but you know what good reservations are…. I’m looking forward to seeing Quilt National and some of my SAQA peeps as well as my Aunt and childhood friends in my hometown.
I’ll be linking up: