|Student work from my Tiny Homes class.|
- Get a brilliant idea for the class. You must be enthused about this idea and want to share the news with the quilt world. Otherwise teaching the class will bore you to tears.
- Make a quilt based upon the brilliant idea that best exemplifies what the brilliant idea is. Use this quilt as a teaching tool.
- Write a class outline. This is the sequence of how you will present the brilliant idea to the students. Keep in mind that class length must include travel restrictions, lunch, and iron malfunctions.
- Make step-outs for the class. These are step-by-step examples of how the brilliant quilt idea is executed in fabric.
- Prepare a supply list for the students. Be exacting with the list of tools and materials.
- Prepare a list of supplies for yourself so you appear prepared when teaching and don't look like a moron.
- Practice teaching the class by talking out loud. Use your step-outs and go over the class several times. You will want to do this while alone.
- Make variations on the quilt to give the students other options and to show them the possibilities.
- Write a clever and captivating description and place it on your web site.
|A flightless fowl. From my book Fusing Fun.|