Craftsy – Free BOM Class

FREE Block of the Month class at Craftsy.comSpeaking of Block of the Month, did you know you can sign up for FREE Block of the Month classes on Craftsy?  So I talked a bit about Craftsy before, but here’s a chance to join their FREE Block of the Month class.

It’s a great way to get to know the Craftsy platform without having to purchase a class.  Thought I would pass it along.  Signing up is really quick and easy.  If you have a Facebook account it will simply link to it.  Happy quilting!!

Be There, Get your Square – Block #1

Be There, Get your Square – Block #1

I decided to start tidying up my sewing room for a few friends who are coming over to start on our BOM (Block of the Month) program.  Well tidy turned into noticing some fabric, and then auditioning some fabric, then cutting fabric….well I ended up making the first block.  So tomorrow I can start on the 2nd.  If you recall from my previous post, this particular BOM is from Kaye England’s book “Voices of the Past II”  We are doing the program through our LQS (Local Quilt Shop) Pine Needles Sewing Center.

Anyway I went ahead and decided to go quilter CRAZY!  I am MIXING my batiks, large prints, small prints, plaids….so it’s going to be interesting.  And I’m hopefully it turns our beautifully….HOPEFULLY!


Block #1


Kaye England

Kaye England

1One of the best experiences I’ve had was going to a Kaye England retreat.  It was called “Kaye’s Quilting College” and while I was there I made her Amelia Earhart quilt.  It was the most complicated quilt I had made in my early quilting days.

The whole experience was great, she helped demo all of her Nifty Notions rulers, and was there to answer any questions you had about her pattern.  She also infused a lot of humor and energy into the weekend.

A year or so later one of my favorite sites Craftsy announced they had a new class.   “Re-Piecing the Past:  Civil War Black Then & Now”  taught by Kaye England.  Well needless to say I immediat10ely wen to Craftsy and signed up.

I downloaded all of the instructions and started looking at the quilt…..WHAT had I gotten myself into?  Some of these blocks had 60 small pieces to them (I might be exaggerating a tad).  But I had never attempted to create a quilt this difficult, and I was nervous I had just spent money on fabric for a quilt that wasn’t going to turn out.

Enter the Craftsy platform.  I was able to watch Kaye put together the blocks, not one THAT, but I could rewind and watch it over and over again.  Until I felt comfortable.  Also it never expired it’s always there!  And it’s not like a DVD that you can lose, scratch, etc.  Add all of that to Kaye’s humor….it was a match made in heaven.  I chose to do a block a week, and was able to get the quilt finished in no time.

So if you feel like you would like to attempt something a little more advanced but are nervous, this is a WONDERFUL class to do!  I have provided a link below to sign up for the class on Craftsy.

Online Quilting Class