GETTING READY TO TEACH AT THE ORIGINAL SEWING AND QUILT EXPO

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The Fall of 2008 was the first time I taught for the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo. It was also their first Georgia Quilt Show in Atlanta, GA.  A big part of getting ready to teach was, and it still is, the making of kits. I love making kits. I love every part of my job. The making of kits starts by selecting fabrics. Sometimes I select two or more sets of fabrics for the same project to give the students choices.

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Two sets of fabrics have been selected for the “Flower Seeds” class coming up in Atlanta, in March 2015. To minimize the amount of time spent cutting fabric during class, these fabrics were cut into strips of specific sizes.

Two sets of fabrics have been selected for the “Flower Seeds” class coming up in Atlanta, in March 2015. To minimize the amount of time spent cutting fabric during class, these fabrics were cut into strips of specific sizes.

MAKING KITS 02Instructions are also an important part of the kit. I design every project I teach and also write and print the instructions. These particular instructions have 12 pages that include many colorful images.

Making kits can be time consuming. I like to snack on nuts.  I place the nuts in a 4″ plate (like the ones used for soy sauce when eating sushi), and use a teaspoon to keep my hands clean.

MAKING KITS 05The fabrics have been nicely folded.

All kit components are ready to go in bags.

MAKING KITS 09​All kits are carefully put together, all set and ready for the students