Featuring Gyleen Fitzgerald

Gyleen is a popular instructor at MAQ, and her classes usually fill within the first few hours of opening registration. 2014 classes105 Play Modern  and 205 Play Modern are both full. 305 Trash to Treasure Pineapple Challenge has one more space, so hurry if you want to grab the last seat!

Gyleen’s classes get rave reviews, here are some comments from  last year’s students, “Gyleen was so personable. A relaxed teacher who made everyone who asks for an opinion or help with color choices feel comfortable. The day just flew by.”

Gyleen’s classes are fabulous. She is open, friendly and extremely talented.  Can’t wait to see what she comes up with next year!

We asked Gyleen the questions that we asked all instructors and here are her responses:

1. How long have you been coming to MAQ? 

Wow, must we go there?  I really don’t know but it seems like forever but I’m sure it has been less than 10 years.

2. What is your favorite part of the weekend?

My favorite part is seeing friends.  With Facebook, I now get to at least chat with them throughout the year, however it is not like the reunion of seeing them where I first met them.”

3. What excites you about your classes being offered this year?

I wish I could teach 5 classes because it was so hard for me to decide what to teach.  I’m still in love with the Polygon Affair series of quilts and my new “Play Modern” class will be a blast.  It’s a design class that will let the participants explore tumbling blocks or hanging diamonds with a totally new approach.  Each class so far has discovered new combinations; the possibilities are fun to explore.”

4. How could a student individualize a class project in one of your classes; what creative possibilities do you see? 

Bring what you love and want to stitch with is my best advice.  I’ll help you make it work.  If they want to send me an email with jpeg of what fabric they’re thinking of bringing for either of the classes I will respond.  That will relieve some anxiety.  Gyleen@colourfulstitches.com

5. Do you have any additional photos to share for your classes being offered? 

Hmm, I do.  I have two Facebook pages that are loaded with photographs.  They should join.  Gyleen’s Polygon Affair (for the Play Modern workshop) and Trash to Treasure Pineapple Challenge (for the pineapple class).

So check out Gyleen’s Facebook pages for additional photos and questions/interactions with other students.  Remember there is only one space left in her Sunday class, so if you’re interested, don’t wait too long!