Have you heard of Craftsy? Craftsy is a new site online with courses in all kinds of craftsy fun – sewing, knitting, quilting, even making hand dipped chocolates! The classes are taught in video courses that you can access at your own pace and schedule. Other benefits include being able to ask your instructor questions and get personalized responses and bookmark your favorite moments in the video. You can even take notes right under the video to refer back to. You can sign up for a free account at Craftsy.com and poke around the site for any classes you might be interested in. Most of the classes have a class fee.
For all you visual learners, this is the place for you.
Today I’d like to share a little bit about the FREE Block of the Month video courses taught by Amy. (I met Amy at the Sewing Summit and she was absolutely lovely. I can think of few people I’d enjoy watching more than Amy.)
Each month Amy will teach how to make two different blocks in a 30 minute video. Each block teaches a very different quilting technique to add to your repertoire. Towards the end of the year she will teach techniques like adding borders, quilting and binding. Did I mention it’s all free? There are already over 53,000 people signed up from all over the world for this course. wow.
You can watch a preview video here, but you need to click Sign-Up to see the full video tutorials, access the message boards, etc. I think that this is such a brilliant idea. All of us learn techniques differently and for many a video tutorial is the most effective way to learn. I love that this option is now available and put together so well.
In honor of the Craftsy Block of the Month Blog Tour, The Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a $25 gift certificate to one of you readers. Oh the possibilities. Maybe some of that Flea Market Fancy that just came out?? To enter, leave a comment on this post. Giveaway will close on Friday, March 16 at midnight MST. GIVEAWAY CLOSED
And there are other opportunities to enter for additional gift certificates. Visit any of the stops on this Blog Tour (that are still open) and you can enter to win again! Feb 24 –Miss Print