ZOOM WORKSHOPS AND FEES:
Virtual meetings of 90-120 minutes work best, so I’ve adapted my workshops by dividing them in to two separate Zoom meetings, plus an optional follow up meeting. Dividing the workshop into several meetings provides focused time to learn the techniques and discuss how the design elements in printed fabrics visually impact a quilt. The time between meeting is particularly helpful in allowing everyone the opportunity to work at their own pace. The live Zoom meetings provide everyone ample time to ask questions about their individual projects.
Meeting 1: (90-120 minutes): I demonstrate the steps for making the Freezer Paper Template copy of a pattern and offer tips for tracing and labeling them. Quilters can work along with me if they wish. I also talk about the design elements of my patterns as well as fabric selections in this meeting.
Between Meeting 1 and Meeting 2 quilters will complete the freezer paper copy and pull fabrics for that project.
Meeting 2: (90-120 minutes): Everyone works along as I offer tricks and tips for working with the freezer paper templates. I offer suggestions about fabric selections to each participant. I also do several demonstrations during this session and discuss how the patterns will sew together.
Meeting 3: (60 minutes) This is an optional drop-in follow up Zoom meeting where I offer individual help, and talk about quilting these projects.
We can schedule meeting 1 and meeting 2 for the workshop on the same day (morning and afternoon) if you’d like. Many Guilds like to schedule them on two consecutive days to give everyone enough time to work in-between meetings. The third optional meeting is usually scheduled about a week later.
FEES: Fee for a Zoom workshop is $45 per person with a minimum enrollment of 10 individuals. Each participant also purchases a pattern for the workshop (cost of the pattern is not included in the workshop fee). A workshop can be scheduled for fewer than 10 individuals, but the minimum fee of $450 ($45 x 10 minimum enrollment) still applies. Maximum enrollment for a Zoom workshop is 20, but the optimal number is 14-16. Keeping enrollment in a workshop to about 15 people allows for better interaction among participants and allows each person to benefit from the suggestions I offer on each project.
If there is a lot of interest, we can schedule multiple workshops over a couple of days. It’s even possible to offer different workshops if enough folks enroll. I like this flexibility.