When Amy Gibson of Stitchery Dickory Dock asked if I'd take a minute and mention the Block of the Month that she hosts on Craftsy I immediately said yes.
|This is Amy. So. Stinkin'. Cute. I can't stand it.|
My online quilting experience has been so deep and rich and I'm happy to see new avenues popping up that bring more crafters/quilters to the table. I'm fairly well entrenched in the modern use of social media to share images, ideas, and inspiration for quilt design. Living in a rural area like I do if I want to connect with others on the topic of quilting I pretty much have to rely on social media. But, if you're brand new to the online quilting arena it can be an intimidatingly large nut to crack. Meaning, where do you start? How do you learn how to quilt via your computer and Internet connection??
No doubt about it, Amy's Block of the Month is a great place to start. There are (or will be, it is only March after all!) thirteen video installments that introduce and teach step-by-step instructions on different techniques, how to make different blocks, assembly of a quilt top, quilting and binding.
Oh, and um . . . it's totally free!
Once you've got those skill under your belt you are off to the races. Shooting for the stars! The sky is the limit as they say.
Honest to goodness it's a great place to start. And I suspect you'll make a friend or two in the process.
Of course no good review is complete without a giveaway, Fat Quarter Shop is donating a $25 gift certificate to one lucky winner. Leave your comment and tell me a little bit about your online quilting experience for your chance to win. One comment per person. International entries welcome. Comments accepted through March 19, 2012. Winner announced Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Winner will be selected by random draw.