I try to take at least one new quilting class each spring and fall, to enjoy being a student, and to try something new. In the spring I took 2 classes - one class on hand applique with Becky Goldsmith, and one class on making the Indian Orange Peel quilt (still a UFO) with Heather Stewart, and then last fall I had two days with Bonnie Hunter (day 1 and day 2...yes, they are still both UFO's!).
Today I am taking a class called "Quilting in Sections" with teacher Martha Schellingerhoud. My guild enjoyed Martha as a guest speaker last year and her quilts are amazing! Yesterday I got everything organized for today's class...I just love a well written supply list where I actually have everything on the list and don't have to go shopping/treasure hunting for unusual items for a class (that I may never use again). I am using up the scraps of the backing from my quilt-as-you-go quilt, the backing from this month's UFO project, AND the backing from last month's UFO! I am so happy to be using up this fabric for the class samples to practice on! Check back tomorrow to see how I made out with learning something new!