Tiny Homes Make Me Happy!

Tiny Homes #3 by Laura Wasilowski

This quilt is an example made for my online class at Quilter’s Affair called Tiny Homes. I demonstrated how to construct the quilt top in the class but not how to add the hand embroidery. That came later after all the filming was “in the can” as they say.

Tiny Home #3 (detail) by Laura Wasilowski

An advantage of my teaching an online class is that I spend less time lugging luggage and racing through airports. That means I have more time to stitch quilts like Tiny Homes #3. So I’m enjoying my summer of relaxation by adding hand embroidery to quilts and free-form embroidery designs. I hope you’re enjoying a relaxing day too!

Teaching Myself a Lesson

Housing Department #29 by Laura Wasilowski

Housing Department #29 was made for an online class I’m teaching at Quilter’s Affair this week. The filming for the class took place months ago and I’m now reviewing the final videos that the students will see.

And in seeing the videos again, I’ve taught myself a lesson. What have I learned?

  • I have learned that I give my students a lot more information in an online class than if I present the course in person.
  • Students get a close-up view of the construction process. They don’t have to squint from the back row of the classroom to see the examples.
  • They can rewind and see a lesson over and over again rather than hear directions once and be expected to execute a step.
  • They can work at their own pace and not feel rushed by their neighbors’ progress or the clock on the wall.
  • Students have access to their own tools and work in their own space.
  • I can show multiple examples of how to make a design describing the construction in more detail.
  • And I can show the entire process of adding hand embroidery to a design rather than just giving a quick description of stitching a fused quilt at the end of class.

I’m really happy that I made these online classes for my Quilter’s Affair students. It’s a good feeling knowing that I’ve given my all in preparing for the classes.

Need a Little House Kit?

Join my online class, Little House in the Woods, and with little or no carpentry experience, you can create this whimsical house the easy way- with hand embroidery stitches!

From start to finish, I’ll show you how to make this happy house embraced by friendly trees and surrounded by a colorful garden.

Little House Stitch Kits Now Available

More good news! My renovated studio is up and running Yipee!

That means stitch kits are now available for the Little House project.

See the felt fabric kit and hand-dyed threads used in Little House in the Woods here.

Did You Know That You Get My New Book Too?

My new book, Playful Free-Form Embroidery, comes out in May. But you can have a sneak peek now!

Join the Little House in the Woods online class (priced at $59.99) and you receive access to the eBook version of Playful Free-Form Embroidery (a $15.99 value).

You also receive access to my Embroidery Stitch Video Library for both the right and left-handed stitcher (a $19.99 value).

What a deal! Please join me. Click here to learn more about Little House in the Woods.