Classes at Empty Spools Seminars, at sunset, above, are going to open soon for registration, I believe around May 10. I will be teaching two 5-day classes there, near Pacific Grove/Monterey, California at a state park called Asilomar.
From Wisconsin I fly to Phoenix, run like crazy to catch the connecting flight, and then on directly to Monterey in Northern California, a simply beautiful part of this country. A short cab ride and I am at my location.
Both classes are the same content, with the focus on learning to improve your free motion machine quilting skills (home sewing machine) and learn some freehand motifs on a simple pieced project. Stencils and following planned, marked lines are also an option, so both marked and unmarked quilting will be covered. My goal is to have you improve and go up a level in your quilting skills.
My first class is March 25-30, and the second one is May 27 - June 1, 2011.
Because I am not traveling as much as in the past, and these are the only 5-day classes I teach, they do fill fairly quickly, as do many at this event.
The location, the relaxed atmosphere, sharing of meals with others as well as those in your class and teachers, the beautiful architecture, no tv, fresh air, wildlife, and the Pacific ocean all contribute to the experience and make it very special. It truly is a Refuge by the Sea.
If you have questions about my class and if it would work for you, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
And I'll see this year's last session at the end of June. Meanwhile, keep quilting! Your work gets better every day.