An Outstanding Teacher

Today’s post is about Patty Prodonovich who is teaching 117 Flutterby, 217 Double Cross, and 317 Water Lilies at MAQ 2014. Each year after MAQ is over, we administer an evaluation to all participants and ask them to comment on and rate their teachers, as poor, fair, good, very good, or outstanding. Patty is always rated Outstanding by all the participants in her classes. Not just one year, but EVERY YEAR I’ve administered the evaluations. This comment sums up how participants feel about Patty’s classes:

This was such a fun day. No stress, no struggles; just plain fun.”

Here are Patty’s responses to our questions:

1. How long have you been coming to MAQ?

“This will be my 5th year.”

2.  What is your favorite part of the weekend?
“My favorite part of the weekend is actually teaching the classes and interacting with  students.  Sharing my knowledge with students is very rewarding and I find I always learn something from them as well.  We all learn from each other and are inspired by the group. It’s exciting to see the different fabrics that are used in class.”
3. What excites you about your classes being offered this year?
“I love to teach classes that utilize our stash.  Double Cross does just that.  The waterlilies classes demonstrates the use of  Tri-Recs Tools.  Once a students learns this patch, it can be used in many other projects.  Flutterby  teaches students to make the flying geese unit 4 at a time with accuracy and very little waste of fabric.  This unit is widely used in creating other blocks.  Students will be able to use the elements of the blocks taught in the classes for various quilts in the future.”
4.  How could a student individualize a class project in one of your classes; what creative possibilities do you see?
“Choice of fabrics is one of the easiest ways to individualize a project.  It can be very traditional or contemporary depending on style of fabric used.  “
Patty sent some beautiful additional images:
Starburst Blue Cream
Baby Pinwheels….
Blue Indigo….   (don’t you LOVE the border???)
Borderline Red Black
Borderline Pink Yellow.
Cactus Blossom Red Green…..