Monday, April 18, 2016

Creative Quilting with Rulers

It's nearly time for my new class with Craftsy to launch and of course that means some giveaways and other special things are going on.

Photo courtesy of Craftsy.com

First, it's called:

Creative Quilting with Rulers
More Techniques and Motifs

Yes, that's a mouthful but the powers that be at Craftsy get to pick the name and I guess Quilting with Rulers 2 isn't as pleasing to their professional marketing peeps.

Photo courtesy of Craftsy.com

I am so excited to have made this class for you! First of all is the awesomeness of being able to do it with Craftsy, so the video quality is awesome and my editor and producer make sure that I stay on track and present the information in a coherent fashion. Plus you can watch it whenever you want and how you want, whether that's in your PJ's late at night or when you're in a hurry and you speed me up to 1.5 or even 2x speed. (I will sound like a chipmunk, but that's OK.) At regular speed I am my usual mellow, encouraging self and I take the time needed to fully explain any tricky bits.

Photo courtesy of Craftsy.com

The class is a follow up to the first one, Quilting with Rulers on a Home Machine (that's a 50% off link) so if you're completely unfamiliar with using rulers and a free motion ruler foot on your machine, you'll likely want to take the first class before this one. If you've already played around with rulers to guide your free motion quilting for really straight lines and smooth curves, you will find this class really helpful.

I finished up my ruler work sampler for the backdrop of the class too. They redid the studio I was in so I felt a little lost without the old gray background and Craftsy props.

I don't get to see the actual finished edition of my class for a few more days, but I feel really good about it. It is cram-packed with designs and tips, plus I used several different quilt projects in the class to stitch on, so you get to see how to manage your rulers on actual quilts instead of the plain samples I used for the first class.

Photo courtesy of Craftsy.com
The best thing about this class is that you don't need any fancy rulers. We're just using a straight edge and a few basic curved rulers and I'm showing how you can use them in a bunch of ways, even smaller rulers in big blocks, and simple rulers to make complex designs.

I've got some exciting events coming up for you as the class launches.

First is a giveaway! Use this special link right now to enter a giveaway hosted by Craftsy. They'll draw the winner the night before the class goes live (currently, scheduled for April 25.). I'll have that name for you on launch day.

I'll be setting up my own giveaway for the class later this week for another chance to win a code to get the class for free. That name will also be announced on launch day.

I'm also going to be posting a special discount link here for the new class! Yes! While it's still brand new, you can get it at a discount right here. I can guarantee it'll be a while before you can get the class cheaper through one of Craftsy's sales.

I'll also be running a sale on rulers and all other products at Amy's Quilting Adventures in conjunction with the class launch. Not entirely sure how I'll be setting this up at this point so keep your eyes peeled for my newsletter (long overdue neglected thing that it is), info on my Facebook page, and of course, here for more information coming soon.

I've got another special project in the works, so I don't want to over-commit myself, but I'm also hoping to share a tutorial or pattern or two for the projects I've used in the class. Some of that will have to wait until I get those projects back from Craftsy, but I'll know more about my special project by then so you'll get news on one or the other.

13 comments:

  1. Can't wait, Amy! I so enjoyed your first class, and I'm anxious to see what you have in store for us this time. :)

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  2. Congratulations on your 2nd class on Craftsy. I'm certainly looking forward to checking it out and sure you've packed in all sorts of tips and tricks, as well as beautiful FMQ design motifs.

    QuiltShopGal
    www.quiltshopgal.com

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  3. Amy, I just bought my first Westalee ruler and foot combo at our quilt show. I'm really excited to try this new thing out.

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  4. Oh and congrats on your second class!!!

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  5. Congrats Amy...great achievement.

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  6. Fabulous! Congratulations on your new class, and thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  7. I am enjoying your first class so much you can be sure I will sign up for #2!

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  8. I'm so happy for you to be making a lucrative success with your domestic machine quilting and rulerwork. It's a dream come true, I bet!

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  9. So excited and happy for you! Can't wait to get the class.

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  10. Craftsy classes are wonderful-won't mention how many I have purchased, but I am a huge fan! Love your teaching style and congrats on the second class!

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  11. Congratulations Amy on your second class. I'm still working on your first class, but will be ready to move on soon!!

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  12. Woohoo, another class I cannot miss!

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  13. Amy, I'm excited to take your next class too:)

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