Basic Crazy Quilting Course Review and Reveal

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.

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5 Responses to Basic Crazy Quilting Course Review and Reveal

  1. Laura says:

    Your finished piece is a great little sampler! The class sounds well worth the time and amazing that it is free! 🙂

  2. Yours turned out really nice. I did up through step 11, but I didn’t bother to add the trinkets at the end because I didn’t expect to do anything with the panel. I enjoyed the class too.

  3. Laura Kate says:

    This is a great project. May I ask if you used any interfacing or backing to support your embroidery work?

  4. Joyce says:

    There is so much beauty in each section of your piece! Great job Donna!

  5. Susan Nixon says:

    You did a great job. Yes, CQ takes a lot of time, for most of us. That needs to be turned into a notebook cover or something so you use it and see your beautiful work often. =)

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