As many of you know, this year has been my year to “just try”…..knowing that the worst that could happen is that what I try either doesn’t work out or I get told “no”…..which isn’t the worst thing in the world.
I attended a quilt guild meeting this month where the guest speaker was a gentleman who is also a quilter and likes to submit to magazines to see if he can get published, and what I took away from his talk is that even if you get rejected by one magazine, you just keep on trying, because someone will eventually say “yes”.
So, this year I decided to submit a teaching proposal to MQX National Quilt Show in New Hampshire……and boy was I surprised when I received an “acceptance letter” and a contract to sign. That was quite a few weeks ago, and I am still pinching myself to make sure that it is really happening!!
I teach locally at local quilt shops and have found that I truly do love teaching. There is nothing better than when I see a quilter figure out that they can quilt their own quilt tops. I have developed my own teaching style/program that everyone seems to really enjoy. In fact, the other night at another Quilt Guild meeting, I had a student say this “I have taken many classes over the years, and I have never learned as much as I did from Jane’s classes”. Everyone, even beginners, leave my class with ideas and designs to quilt their quilts with many different designs.
Anyway, I am so excited to be able to teach at MQX and have already started planning. I am so excited to be teaching three of my classes on HandiQuilter Sweet 16 Sit-Down Longarms in hands on classes, which will allow quilters who have never done free motion quilting before to try their hand at not only learning free motion quilting, but quilting on a longarm machine!!!
The classes I am teaching are:
Beginning Your Journey on a HQ16 Sit-Down Longarm
Continuing Your Journey on a HQ Sit-Down Longarm
Custom Quilting At It’s Best-Advanced Free Motion on a HQ16 Sit-Down Longarm
Lecture/Demo for Free Motion on a Stand Up Longarm
Lecture on “How Should I Quilt This?”
If you are planning on attending, click on the link to register or just browse to see what classes are available. This show is filled with wonderful teachers. MQX Classes
Of course, I didn’t want to end this blog post without posting a little eye candy for you!!!