I love teaching. It is in my blood. My dad, my mum and my aunt were all teachers. I usually teach children, these days 4-6 year olds and younger. I have trained teachers- they are the hardest group to work with! But I haven't taught sewing to adults before so teaching classes at Fat Quarterly Retreat was a new experience. What you get from teaching is pride, the right kind of pride, the sort that makes you teary and smiley when you see how someone who has never done something before can now do it and you were a little part in that process. This is a snippet of what was made in classes.
You can click on any of these and it will take you to Flickr and details on their makers. I didn't get pictures of them all but I saw them in class- people who had never used freezer paper before making little hour glass and spool blocks like experts. I was so proud of you all!
And a few thankyous- to the Fat Quarterly team for inviting me to teach and for it being such a wonderful place for everyone to create. Thankyou to Trudi and Nicky for being lovely breakfast companions- Trudi has told me the secrets of free motion quilting and I will be putting it to the test. Thankyou to Rachel and Hadley for their little gifts which were pinned on my cardi and now live just above my sewing machine.
It was such a blast!