Last week was my first quilting class. I think I'm going to enjoy it! It was a little long, especially the introduction and reviewing what supplies we needed to get. But over all we learned a lot of good techniques and I got to meet a lot of new ladies that I didn't know before. I thought most of the class would be older women, but there were about 6 ladies around my age and one of the young women. It was nice to get to know them better.
We were taught how to make two squares this week, the 9 patch and the four patch, and our homework was to create one of each. I finished mine last night, and they turned out ok, but the four patch is not as strait as I would have liked. Also, they were both supposed to be 6 1/2 inches square, but each is about an eighth of an inch off. I guess I sewed my seams a little to large and it effected everything all around.
We're having 6 total classes, and we'll learn two different patterns each week. I'm hoping after these six classes I'll have a good grip on how to quilt. My mom signs up for a class once a month, and I'd like to take it with her once I've got the basics down. That class is something like $35 and if you go to all the classes and make your one square a month, then you get all the material free. So hopefully I'll be skilled enough by then to take the class.