building sewing confidence, tip by tip

Below are unedited comments taken from students' after class evaluations:

Jelly Roll Quilt Class
What did you like most about this course?
* Instruction one-on-one to solve individual problems.
* A million tips, a very friendly, cheerful, patient and knowledgeable teacher.
* The instructor was great!
* Instructor was wonderful - love the finished product.
* Chris taught us very patiently and kindly.
* The teacher.  She is the (one of the) best, patient, funny.
* Chris's energy, heaps of practical pointers + a very positive way of teaching + helping.
* Chris is a wonderful, kind, knowledgeable, funny, fun, great teacher.  I learned so much!
* I liked the project & teacher.
* Great technique, thanks Chris
* I love all the extra tips I picked up along the way.  Also, the energy and ideas that flowed.  It was fun.
* Lots of tips as went along.


Introduction To Machine Sewing
What did you like most about this course?
* Accomplishing my goal in making something by sewing machine.
* Chris has such a nice, reassuring manner and is clearly very experienced - wish it was a longer class!
* Learned a lot, loved the teacher, wish it were longer.
* You learn the basics of sewing and you get to complete an actual project - the teacher was AMAZING!
* The teacher is very bubbly and nice, she made us all feel comfortable.
* How well the instructor explained the machine's parts and how to use it.  I loved Chris.  I think she did a fantastic job.
* The instructor (Chris) was very nice and patient.
* Chris! She's amazing! and making a pillow.
If you are likely to take another course, what future courses would you like to take?
* Zippers class with Chris.
* Anything with Chris.


Raw Edge Circle Applique Quilt
How well did this class meet your expectations?
* Exceeded
What did you like most about this course?
* Chrissie was an awesome, patient teacher.
* Fun and gave lots of room for creativity.  Chris was great and very helpful.
* Finished quilt!
* The entire quilt can be finished in the class!
* Teacher's hands on helping.
* Chris is a very good teacher.
* Great teacher, very well organized class.
* Great and easy instructions, very detailed, thanks.  I liked that we worked on the complete sandwich.  Chris was an awesome, wonderful instructor.
* Learning the finished binding technique and the simple process for appliquing circles.
* Great class able to more or less finish the project.  Chris had time for all the students practically to give individual attention.  The notes are great.
* Detailed instruction, excellent organization, very helpful.
If you are likely to take another course, what future courses would you like to take?
* Hidden Zipper Pillow
* Jelly Roll Quilt
* Zipper Pillows
* Wholecloth quilting


Easy Bordered Pillowcases
How well did this class meet your expectations?
* More than expected
* Above very well!
What did you like most about this course?
* The instructor and the detailed instruction.
* I was able to complete a project that I started.
* Chris is an excellent teacher and extremely helpful.
If you are likely to take another course, what future courses would you like to take?
* No Bind Baby Quilt


No Bind Baby Quilt
How well did this class meet your expectations?
* Super!
What did you like most about this course?
* The patience of Chris.  Her tips and the way she teaches.  Many tips and I will use this for my other projects.
* How helpful Chris was.  Instruction clear and doable.  Take home sheet terrific.
* Simple quilt, lovely instructor, very precise, plenty of time.
* It (the quilt) was completed in one day :D
* The teacher's wonderful spirit and expertise and support and finishing in one fell swoop and easy instructions.
* I got to finish a quilt in 4.5 hours! I also love that I learned a lot of essentials (burying ends, starting quilting lines) by going through a whole quilt in one class.
If you are likely to take another course, what future courses would you like to take?
* Classes with Chris: TEA cozy please!


Hidden Zippered Quilted Pillow
What did you like most about this course?
* Chris (+working with zippers).
* Project could be completed during class sessions  Chris was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable ... able to meet all questions/challenges.
* Individual instructions and good written instructions that we can keep for forgetful people.
* Excellent written instructions with demo.
* Chris
* The teacher
* Chris' clear cut explanations, printouts and willingness to help each individual.  Very pleasant personality as well.
* Everything!
* A wonderful experience - A wonderful teacher, enthusiastic, kind and empathetic and multi talented.
* The teacher's enthusiasm and her skill at working with the most ablest and the poorest.
* Everything
* Tips
* How she did zipper.
* Lots of time - great instructor - I learnt a lot of technical machine stuff.
* Well organised, excellent teacher, loved final product.  Best Class!  Love Chris!


If you are likely to take another course, what future courses would you like to take?
* Jelly roll quilt, laminates.
* Anything Chris teaches!


Quilt-As-You-Go Wholecloth Strippy Quilt
What did you like most about this course?
* New technique.
* Good explanations.
* Interaction between teacher & students, ie, stories, website referrals.
* Exchange of ideas & suggestions.
* Learning many little techniques I'd never heard of.
* The instructor is a good teacher & mentor.
* The instruction - great take away instructions (and easy to follow with lots of tips).  No bending to pin!
If you are likely to take another course, what future courses would you like to take?
* This instructor.


Laminated Boxy Zipper Cosmetic Bag
What did you like most about this course?
* Fantastic written instructions.
* Being able to complete a great project in one afternoon.
* Everything.
* Able to complete the project.
* Chris is attentive to everyone.  I really love that I can go home with a finished product :D.
* The results and measurement sheet.
* Detailed instructions to work from with instructor helping with problems.
* Fantastic notes! Plus the instructor's demos, I feel I can go back home and make more bags.
* The instructor.
* Chris is an excellent teacher - very patient and gave excellent instructions.
* The teacher and my bag and tissue case cover.
* The instructor!
* The teacher was very good
* Love Chris & love the bag.  Exciting to bring a finished project home.
*The teacher and her various techniques and open approach.
*Learning to put in a zipper, extremely helpful.
Beautiful product; ability of teacher to help students working at different paces.

If you are likely to take another course, what future courses would you like to take?
* Another class with Chris.



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