The Free Motion Quilting Project: How to Teach Quilting Classes

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

How to Teach Quilting Classes

Hello My Quilting Friends! It's time for a new podcast episode and this week I'm sharing tips and ideas for teaching quilting classes. I received this request from Suzanne on Instagram and she wrote:

"How do you prepare and plan to teach a class from prep to actual class time and then post-class?"

That's the question I'm answering today. If you'd like to make a suggestion for a future podcast episode please contact me or you can send me a message on Instagram or Facebook. I love knowing that you're engaged and interested in the show and I may just record an episode just to answer your question!

Now here's the show:



As you can tell, I have a lot of strong opinions about what makes a good quilting class and what makes a good quilting teacher and I think that all this information can apply whether you're teaching in person or online or anywhere in between. I do think it's important to come from the heart when you teach. If you're tired and run down, it's going to be reflected in how you express yourself.

I also share a lot of tips on how to teach and the importance of samples and a hand out. Find a few friends to practice your class as well before you teach a bigger group so you'll know what questions are going to come up ahead of time.

Click Here to find the full transcript

Let's go quilt!

Leah Day

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to put this into a pod cast. I really enjoyed your perspective. I am a new teacher and I will take your pointers to heart. I, like you, like to bring a lot of positive energy to a class. I teach charity quilting. Quilters are amazing people and helping to give away a quilt makes me smile. I LOVE teaching and I hope it shows:)!!! Thanks again, Lynn

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