MAQ is only 6 weeks away! As we get closer to the date, we will be sending participants detailed information such as where to park, what to bring, what to do at MAQ outside of classes, and other information that will make your planning easier. In the meantime, there are spaces available in classes and the more the merrier!
We are delighted Heather Kojan will be returning for her second year at MAQ. Here are her comments on this year’s classes:
“This will be my second year with MAQ, and I’m very excited to return. Last year, I think I learned (from students and other teachers) just as much as I taught. There’s such a wonderful atmosphere of giving and sharing.
My Friday class (July 10, 2015) is a Half Square Triangle Master Class. It’s the kind of class that I like to take: lots of techniques that I can use over and over again. Yes, there is a block to make and ultimately a quilt to make, but with the techniques the students will learn, the options are limitless.”
“My Saturday class is my Ginormous Tote Bag. People literally stop me in the street to inquire about and admire this bag! And then they ask the question: Is there a pattern for it? Now there is! This is the bag you want for going to a guild meeting, going to a class, or any time you need to schlep around a bunch of stuff. The main body of the bag can be any kind of patchwork you’d like. The technique will be in construction and all the add-ons. Even though it’s ginormous, a confident beginner could certainly make it.”
“My Sunday class is the Tessellating Windmill Pillow. Students will finish this in class! There’s a lot of organization involved (I’ll show you lots of tips and tricks) but the sewing is easy. You’ll learn to do a zippered pillow back – a technique you’ll use over and over. Students will also receive a free bonus pattern for a lap sized quilt.”
“Last year, I taught an improv quilting class and one of my students commented: “you’ve changed my life!” I hope what the students take away is that it’s just quilting and it should be fun and (with time) easy. I also want my students to feel successful after a class. Everyone goes home with my contact information, so that if they get stuck, have a question, or simply want to share what they’ve made, they can reach me easily.”
I asked Heather if she has any exciting quilting adventures to tell us about since last July....
“I do! I’ve been published in the past two issues of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazine. I’ve also been lecturing and teaching workshops in Delmarva and PA. This spring, I started teaching with the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo. It’s been an exciting year with lots of new adventures! I’m really looking forward to seeing you all in July. If you have any questions about the classes I’m offering, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.”