I just can't decide!
I don't know which ones to pick.
The classes on the schedule for MQX New England Quilt Festival is what I'm referring to. I'm trying to figure out which classes to register for. I never realized that there would be so many options and that it would be so hard to decide. And I need to do it very soon.
I certainly could use your help, if you've been to MQX East in the past yourself or you've taken classes from any of the instructors. Please help me decide which classes are the right ones for me so that I can register for them before they fill up.
To narrow down the possibilities, I'm only looking at classes for machine quilting, mostly longarm classes, for true Beginners as I am or techniques applicable to everyone.
For instance, should I take the new all day class with Linda Taylor or a bunch of different "smaller" classes? I've heard some good things about Dawn Cavanaugh, Lisa Calle, Barbara Persings, DeLoa Jones and Gina Perkes plus taking a class from Kim Brunner is on my bucket list. There are also lots of other teachers on the list but I don't know much about them.
What I mostly want to do is 1) to learn as much as I can obviously but also get a lot of practical hands on classes (demos and lectures are on my list of choices too) and 2) to avoid as much as possible taking classes from different instructors that are basically the same. I've heard that this can happen if you aren't careful and since my chances of being able to attend the show again in the future isn't a given, I'd like to get as much out of this trip as possible. Plus my hubby may not be winning to play Mr. Mom for this many days that often.
So any advice that you can offer up would be so greatly appreciated. Haven't been to MQX East but know someone that has? Please pass on my questions to him/her for me. You know....the girlfriend's been-there-done-that info is what I am looking for. And any other tips on attending this show that one might offer up would be welcome too. I've never been before so I have no clue as to the ins and outs of a bigger show.
I also have one of these.
A hotel room booked for the show with 2 queen beds and I only need 1 of them. A good friend and my sister were going to the show with me and now can't so I'm on the hunt for a roommate, to share hotel expenses and the whole experience with. Pass the word, would you?
I'm really looking forward to this show. I hear that it is a really good one to attend to learn a lot about longarm quilting and the fact that it is within a few hours driving distance for me makes it cost effective and possible to attend. I'm heading into uncharted waters for me and I'm a little nervous.