A new column where the pupil gives us a report from the class.
Pupil: Tracy Hansen
Class: Mariners Madness (6 and 7 April)
Tutor: Chris Jurd
What did you do in the class?
We cut our fabrics, did some sewing and put it all together using the papers. It was totally new for me as it was something I’d never tackled before. I got a lot of cutting and stitching done and completed one and a half of my circles.
How was the tutor?
Chris was wonderful. She was just so patient with everyone and managed to give people one-on-one attention even within the class environment. She made everything seem so simple just by showing us.
What was the best part of the day?
There were several best parts. Meeting with the girls from Blueberries was great, as well as seeing all the gorgeous fabrics. I also really enjoyed the social aspect, spending two days stitching with other people instead of sitting at home. Getting out and socialising was a big thing for me. And of course, all the fun and laughing we had.
Did the class meet your expectations?
Absolutely. I suggested that maybe a follow-up class would also be good. The whole experience was wonderful. There was so much room that we weren’t sitting on top of each other. The atmosphere being so great helped the creativity to flow so much better.
Would you encourage others to do the class?
Definitely. Doing a class like this is good for confidence building – Chris just helped to build up my confidence unbelievably. I haven’t stopped using my machine since. It’s also great for what you learn technically, and seeing what’s out there, what’s new.
Tracy’s Mariner quilt a couple of weeks after finishing the class