A few weeks ago, I received an email asking if I would review an on-line quilting class "Quilting Quickly: Patterns, Techniques & Tips". As I am always eager to learn, I took the class. This class is offered by sympoz. com Sympoz uses internet technology to offer online classes at your convenience. These classes have interaction with the teacher and other students to some degree. They also offer classes on other subjects such as finance and cooking. I took the class "Quilting Quickly: Patterns, Techniques & Tips" and found it well done. I will say honestly that I think it was a bit below my skill level. However for a beginner or someone wanting a basics course in quilt piecing, this is a good one. All of the projects are done with pre-cut fabrics like charm packs, jelly rolls, etc. I think for a beginner course it would have been great if there was a "Cutting 101" included. Still, the things taught fit perfectly with the title of the course. Also a number of nice basic patterns to make quick quilts are taught. The instructor was engaging, friendly and fun to watch. Now for the good- GREAT part! I have two free classes to give away. How about a class for the New Year? This is open to everyone. I would say that there are a few of my readers who don't need it for themselves, but perhaps they have a friend or relative that has said "I would like to learn to quilt" to whom they could give this class. (think -doesn't live close enough for us to sit down together) I also know, from emails with some of the folks who have commented, that I do have readers who would really enjoy, grow and learn from this class. So here are the guidelines: Post a comment - if you are a "no comment" blogger I will NOT hunt you down. You can however put an email in the comment just type AT for @ and DOT for the period to avoid spam-bots harvesting your address. Please do NOT blog about this as I want the winners to be from my normal blog readers. (Hey, be happy! you are one of my readers. Ha ha.) You can privately tell a friend if you think they might miss this being so close to Christmas. I would like to hear if you want this for yourself or for a friend/relative. Creativity in your answer could help. I will definitely do one by Random Number Generator. BUT I may decide to give the other based on a good and freative answer. (Please don't beg, that won't help you a bit.) However, "pick me" is fine as PART of your comment. Gee, I sound like a grouchy old man. Ha ha. Some days I am. Entries will end at 3 p.m. Central time, USA, on December 24. Okay, I will TRY to pick and post winners on Christmas eve. However, that will be a pretty busy day for me. So I will definitely try to pick winners by Sunday night.
BONUS!!! If you don't win and wish to purchase the class, I can offer you a discount code for 60% off.