I recently finished the Basic Cray Quilting Course with Kathy Seaman Shaw.
This class is a prerequisite for all her other classes, which are all free.
The class started in early January. This class is divided into 12 tasks and each one must be completed before you receive instructions for the next task. There are extensive written instructions for each task. The class is at your own pace.
The class contained an incredible amount of information, especially for a free class. The printed materials contain a lot of pictures. For techniques that were better explained visually, there were links to YouTube videos. I learned a lot by viewing the other participants’ photos and comments on the class blog.
I would recommend having some piecing, embroidery and beading experience before taking this class. I did not understand going in how much work was involved, although I could have done some research and figured that out. I also struggled with supplies. Many items I could not find locally. Because everyone’s project was unique and the tasks were revealed one at a time, it wasn’t practical to place multiple orders online. I did the best I could with what I had.
I would take another class from her, but next time I would clear my schedule of other projects and pay more attention to the supply list. I would also manage my time better and set a target date for completing the class.
I am pleased with my project and will used the techniques I learned in future quilts.