Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sandy Klop Class

My fave quilt shop Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe in West Linn, Oregon is having a 2 day class taught by Sandy Klop of American Jane next weekend!  This, by the way, is not an advertisement haha!  Even though I am their spokesperson, I love that place :-)

So, my birthday is next Friday April 27th.  This class happens to be on the 27th and 28th... so I think that means the stars have all aligned and that I am just supposed to go to this class don't you think??  I registered and am super excited about it.  Best Birthday present ever!

I have never taken a "formal" quilting class before like this.  I've learned from friends, or techniques from my quilt guild. Have any of you taken a quilting class, and if so, what did you think about it?  This class we will be making her quilt pattern called Triple Crown.  It looks great doesn't it?  I have loved Sandy for a long time, so I look forward to meeting her and learning from her.  I will let you know how it goes!
Now to go pick out my jelly roll :-)


Terri said...

That is the CUTEST quilt!

I'm in the 4th quilt class. The first one was hundreds of years ago when we lived in Japan.

Since we've moved to AZ, I decided to get back to quilting so took a beginner's class because I knew so much had changed and I wanted to learn the new terminology, plus I didn't know anyone in the area and used it as a social outlet.

My next class was how to make a large totebag and I used it to learn to read patterns.

I'm in an intermediate class now that meets twice a month for 3 months. This one is because I suck at triangles and there are a lot of blocks with triangles she's showing us.

I have no intention of taking another class after this one for technique purposes. The rest will be because I like the quilt.

I have a really good time at every class and learn from the quilters almost as much as from the teacher.

Happy (early) birthday!

Maddie Cat said...

Love that quilt--and American Jane. Looks hard, but fun! Good luck with your class. I've taken a few and loved them.

Meredith said...

Hi Heather, I have taken 3 quilting classes now - all to learn since I don't know anyone locally that quilts... The 1st was a 2 hour class where we literally learned how to thread a machine and stitch a straight line. The 2nd was a 3 hour class where we made 1 nine block square. Now, I'm in a 3 week class that meets for 3 Fridays for 3 hours. I have LOVED it as I've always wanted to quilt, the teacher is great and the other woman in the class is fun to work with too. I am learning SO much! We had homework between the 1st and 2nd class but this week we don't so I've started a 2nd quilt just to practice (and thought of not quilting for a week was already depressing!!) (I put up some new pics on my blog.) I would like to take more classes as the come up but it does get to be a little pricey so I'm hoping that I can learn some from a local Quilt Guild and from some books I've taken out of the library. I hope you LOVE your class. Can't wait to see your beautiful quilt. Your work is amazing and I am SO inspired by everything you make! Meredith

Denise in PA said...

You lucky duck! Both to live so near Hollyhill and taking Sandy Klop's class! I have taken many, many quilt classes and I'll tell you, I always learn some amazing new tip. You'll love it!

Marie-P said...

I have taken lots of quilting classes over the years and have always believed that if I learned just one thing in a class then it was worth it. I am sure you will learns quite a bit in your upcoming class. I love that design and would probably need a class to figure it out. :D

I will be in a class on the 27th as well....a cross stitch class in Nashua, NH at Celebration of Needlework!

Have a great time and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Paula said...

oh I wish I would have known about this class! Have a great time -