Well, ladies and gentlemen... let's be real. Some of us are po' folk. And I don't mean the restaurant. I can't afford to go to something like Summit. Or Quilt Con or Market or anything like that. I get few precious vacation days from work, which are spent happily with my family, and what spare spending change I get wouldn't amount to bus fare to one of these events, let alone a plane ticket and lodging.
So I was chatting with Sarah the other night on Twitter. We were expressing our woes of not being able to attend cool events when the idea struck....
a SORTA SUMMIT!
What do you guys think about a virtual sewing summit? We'll have photo/video tutorial "classes", with the hosts available for questions as the "class" is in session. Quilting classes, crafting classes, maybe some bags? We thought we'd host the event on facebook, since it's a central location everyone can convene at. If you don't have facebook, get it peeps - it's free. And so's this event. Yay for the po' folks!
We're going to need some help to pull it off. We'll need instructors... if you have an idea for a class you'd like to teach, let me or Sarah know and we'll try to work up a schedule soon. We're hoping to come up with some fun giveaways to go alongside the classes, too - so if you want to donate something for a giveaway prize, let us know!
I'm planning on doing a binding class myself, with different looks you can achieve with a few tweaks to your binding techniques. We're going to have classes at all levels - so no one feels excluded. Just beginning at this quilting thing? We'll have a really easy block tutorial that you can get accomplished in a class's time, and the facebook group will stay open so that any questions that come up later on can be answered - whether by the original host or someone else who is working on it too!
Sound fabulous? Let us know if you're interested in "attending" or being an instructor, or have something you'd like to give away!