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SFVQA January Workshop with Jodi Barrows

Today’s monthly workshop for the San Fernando Valley Quilt Association was with Jodi Barrows and her Square in a Square system.  I never heard of it before and was excited to learn how to do HSTs, Flying Geese, and more  – more accurately and quickly.  This is going to help me get more done faster.  I can see the potential and I’m so very excited.

You can learn more about her and her system here.  She’s a wonderful instructor.  She got her points across and helped those of us who got confused.  I’m excited to use her techniques for the upcoming projects I plan to make this year.

The best thing about the class I took was that it was a techniques class and I didn’t leave the class with a WIP or UFO.  I just made a bunch of blocks to help us learn the various options for the system.  I hope you can see the excitement in my words! 🙂

I enjoy my guild and while not all workshops are great, for the most part, I’ve learned something from the ones I’ve attended.  This workshop cost me $45 to attend, I bought extra stuff from Jodi because I found her system appealing.  But you only needed the square in the square ruler ($30 on her website) and her first book ($40 on her website).  So, this class was a pricey one but if I took this at a quilt show (like Road to California or PIQF) the class itself would have been at least $85 if not more (plus the ruler and her book).  I feel that a lot of traditional guilds get a bad rap and I know that there are probably not very nice traditional guilds out there.  But, my experience has been great with all the guilds I’ve been part of.

No eye candy today as I didn’t take any pictures during the class.  I was just having way too much fun!

~Happy Crafting!