Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Craftsy Give-Away

I have discovered an online learning platform that I highly recommend: Craftsy. There are a few defining reasons behind my Craftsy fetish:

Online Quilting Classes

1. Freebies

For those of you who, like myself, missed out on Quilt Con last year (or for those lucky enough to attend, but who would like to reminisce) Craftsy allows you to view the lectures without paying. 

You can also enroll in Block of the Month Courses for 2012, 2013, and 2014 for free. 

Online Quilting Class
Online Quilting Class
FREE Block of the Month class at Craftsy.com

Craftsy offers eight free quilting classes including Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills, Pictures to Pixel Quilts, and Creative Quilt Backs.

While many quilters sale patterns on Craftsy, there are a ton of free patterns too.

2. Convient and User-Friendly Format

I appreciate that my courses are perpetually available, so that I can learn from the pros whenever and wherever it suits me. In the event of an interruption, Jacquie Gering and Angela Walters will wait for me, even if I return a month later. Just like in real life, I can ask the teacher questions, see other students' work, take notes, and get a packet of course materials. Unlike real life, I won't be chastised for being in my jammies the whole time, requesting a snack break, and having the teacher show me my favorite technique over and over again.

3. Great Classes

You can find a course on most any topic, not just quilting. There's photography, cooking, sewing, knitting, cake decorating... The list goes on and on; but if you're after modern quilting instruction, they've got the entire process covered, from designing to free motion quilting.

Online Quilting Class
Online Quilting Class

I've taken several courses, and found the content to be very useful. Most recently, I've taken Angela Walter's Machine Quilting Negative Space. It's been very encouraging, and has pushed me to broaden my comfort zone.

Without further ado, let's see about giving away a class. Click the link below. The drawing will close April 1. Craftsy will contact the lucky winner via e-mail. Good luck!

Enter to win a Craftsy class!

Disclaimer: You'll need to sign-up for a Craftsy account to qualify. Also, I'm an affiliate, so I'll be mildly compensated if I convince you to develop a Craftsy fetish of your own. However, if I didn't love Craftsy, I wouldn't recommend them. 

1 comment:

  1. Those QuiltCon lectures from last year were great! I watched them a while back, but I was so inspired. *Fingers crossed* the stars align and I can attend in 2015. Are you planning to go, Afton?