It is officially here! My new Zoom based speaker program called Scrap Dancing is ready to share with guilds and individual quilters!!
How many scraps of material have you saved?
Do you have uneven pieces from cutting, partial yard leftovers, old clothes you can’t stand to give away because of the fabric or a pretty embroidery, bits and pieces of this and that?
Do you buy 4 yards of fabric when the pattern calls for 3?
“I’m going to use up all these pieces before I go buy anything else.”
“This year, I’m going to make all my holiday gifts.”
Have you ever said any or all of these things?
There is a way to use those scraps, but there are a few things you need to know. Large pieces all the way down to 1-inch square can be successfully used given the right project.
This program runs about 45 minutes, and is now available to guilds and clubs for a nominal fee. The program goes through scrap saving systems and storage methods, pros and cons of different ways of storing and using scraps, color selection and a dazzling array of ideas and patterns to use up your stash.
If you are interested in this program for your guild, please send me an email at frommycarolinahome at gmail dot com, letting me know the time and date you have in mind. I can help you turn your stash into beautiful projects!
I am also hosting Scrap Dancing Zoom classes for those who are interested but do not have a guild doing Zoom programs. It doesn’t matter where you live, if we can find a time that works, you can attend a class with people from all over the world. Classes for individual purchase are just $10 per person, with a class limit on size of 15 with me hosting and running the Q&A after the program. If you are interested in an individual class, please see the times available below. If you cannot make one of those, leave a comment and include the best days and times for you in general.
I’ll be doing a few day retreats on Zoom as well. These will be be a day of sewing in your own sewing room, doing your own projects, and sharing chat time and fun with other quilters on Zoom while we all sew. This idea was suggested to me by a friend who knows another blogger doing this for her friends. I thought it would be fun, and a day of sewing with others to cheer us on, share our progress, and maybe share tips and suggestions. These will not have a charge, just something to do for fun. These sew days would be limited to just a few participants at a time, so we can all chat. You’d come and go as you please, perhaps keeping the Zoom call open from 10-4 (?). We’d stop for lunch and chat time together, then resume our projects, just like you do on retreat. If you’d be interested, leave a comment with the best day for you. It is likely I will do more than one, and it may become a monthly event.
The first Scrap Dance class will be Thursday, November 19th at 1 pm Eastern Time. Class $10. Please click HERE to fill out a google form if you would like to sign up for that class.
The first retreat will be Saturday, December 5 from 10 am to 4 pm Eastern time. Please click HERE to sign up with this google form if you would like to attend the From My Carolina Home Zoom Virtual Retreat. You will work on your own projects, and retreat is free.
Update – New Scrap Dancing Class now scheduled for December 30th, after the holiday rush at 1 pm Eastern. Click HERE to fill out a google form if you would like to sign up for that class.
Does your guild need a Zoom program? Would you like to go Scrap Dancing on an individual Zoom class? Would you be interested in a virtual retreat? See my Zoom Schedule Page for updates on new dates and times for programs, along with a contact form for guilds.