In early December, I had the opportunity to teach a pincushion workshop to a group of quilters from the Central Ohio Modern Quilt Guild. I have wanted to teach a workshop for a long time.
It is important to me to have each class participant leave with a finished product. I determined that a lot of prep was necessary in order for a maker to take a completed pincushion home. One of the challenges of making a finished pincushion is the long drying time for glue. In order to accommodate that, I offered colored ceramic vessels that could be prepped prior to class. Additionally, working with a vessel that is a little larger than a traditional salt cellar is helpful when learning how to make pincushions. And as a bonus, the variety of colored ceramic dishes made matching fabrics an enjoyable process.
As participants worked through the process, I was able to help them troubleshoot a variety of issues. I enjoy teaching and was happy to have an opportunity to share tips that I have learned over the years. I am looking forward to teaching again! Thank you Central Ohio Modern Quilt Guild for inviting me to be a part of your group for the day.
Happy quilting and sewing! ▶︎ ▶︎ ▶︎
January 29, 2022 at 1:06 pm
hello lesley, lovely article. wish i lived near you to take a class. i bought your pattern on salt dip pincushions but have not given it a try yet. would you ever consider doing a video tutorial? i’m more of a visual learner and struggle (and often give up) with written instructions. just a thought. these colourful pincushions in the article look so sweet.
January 29, 2022 at 1:35 pm
Hi Debra – thanks for your kind words! I have thought about doing a tutorial but have not had time to work on that. I’m glad to know there is interest in this. Maybe one day!
January 29, 2022 at 7:09 pm
Great results from all your students – always nice to go home with something you’ve made 🙂
January 29, 2022 at 7:30 pm
January 30, 2022 at 2:04 pm
If you ever offer an online class, I would be interested. Your pincushions and pins are wonderful. I would love to learn how to make one. Thank you.
January 30, 2022 at 10:48 pm
Debbie – thanks so much! Maybe one day I will have an online class.
April 11, 2022 at 9:42 am
I would also love the idea of an online class! I belong to 2 guilds and we have joined the “world of zoom” and have found access to some teachers and workshops that have been very fun and rewarding. LOVE your posts with your creative process and how you match fabrics with the glass and ceramic pieces. And of course the details of the buttons and beads. Thanks for sharing!
April 12, 2022 at 5:33 am
Thanks Naomi for your feedback and kind words! I will have to think about this as an option.