Giveaway: Class is in Session…Almost!
Lazies, Have you ever wanted to take a class with me? Well, I’m coming to your area very soon. Specifically, I’ll be coming to the vicinity of your computer screen or tablet. I recently taped a class with Craftsy and it will launch soon. To celebrate, one lucky Lazy will win free enrollment in my class and it might be you! I will have more to tell you about the class soon. But in the meantime, read on for the skinny on why I like and take classes, then click the link below for a chance to win.
Classes: sewing, quilting, photography,
cooking, gardening and more!
Have you taken an online class?
I’ve taken a half a dozen classes at Craftsy over the last two years and I’m impressed. Let me tell you about my experience. I feel like it’s just me and the instructor, working side-by-side.
I don’t just learn about the instructor’s specialty, I get all the juicy tidbits and pan scrapings that come along with the big meal of a project or topic they are serving. I learn what they use, why they like it, alternatives and options. I get to see them in action, doing their thing up close, showing me how to do the same, then supporting my questions if I have any.
About the Classes:
– Hours of HD video lessons
– Convenient to watch and very nicely done
– Watch on my desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone
– I own the class and can watch as many times as I want…forever
– Make my own notes and bookmark them on the video, just pause and write
– Feels like one-on-one time with the instructor
How to Tell if You Will Like Online Classes
Do watch video tutorials online? Are you on Facebook and watch helpful videos posted by friends? Ever watch sewing/quilting shows on TV? Own any books/DVDs in your sewing library? Subscribe to hobby magazines? Do you like to know more about your hobby?
Do you have heroes in the sewing community from whom you’d like to learn more? Craftsy is access to experts in your hobby, wrapped up in a beautiful video format, with great support. There it is in a nutshell.
Here I am on the set where we filmed the class.
Check out that cool wallpaper! It’s all sewy!
Why Take A Class?
This is huge. I’ve taken a number of classes over the years. If you’ve ever attended a quilt/sewing show, watched a video, or taken a class before where you picked up one amazing detail/tip/technique – then you already know the value in trying these avenues.
My True Story
About 100 years ago (that part isn’t true) I attended the Original Sewing Expo in St. Charles, IL with two friends. I signed up for every class I could fit in while we were there. One class was about tailoring tricks. No matter my size, my pants have always gaped at my waist in the back. Argh! I picked up one tip in that class that allowed me to cleverly alter my waistband ever since. The tip was good. That one tip made the whole trip worth it – driving, hotel room, meals, admission, class fees, sewy purchases. All of it. The tip was that valuable to me, for my needs. And I don’t know where else I might have learned that at the time.
Take a class to stretch yourself in a new direction. Do it to add to your knowledge base. Do it to surprise yourself and fall in love with a new technique. I just enrolled in Lisa Shaw’s ‘Hoop Savvy’ class (link in the sidebar) in order to learn more about embroidery and understand how it can work with my bags. I’m taking a crochet class to help break out of the few stitches and patterns I’ve been making over the last 100 years.
Click this link to enter the giveaway at Craftsy by June 5, 2015.
More details about the class coming soon!
I love making bags, fancy, practical and just plain useful. I own a zillion patterns and have at least cut the tissue out of each and put them in business envelopes labeled A or C_D and sometimes even made a few of them. BUT your patterns I use time and time again, why….because your instructions are impeccable. I can use ideas one from another add my own shapes and embellishments, but the bones are yours and I know it will turn out perfect. Thank you. I can’t wait for our local store to have the Bendy stocked when I go next. It always is sold out! Thank you for sharing your great ideas!
Would love to sample a free class to determine if this is for me!
Love your designs and Craftsy! Can’t imagine a better combination!
I have made a couple bags, most of the instruction are clear as mud.
I love love Craftsy!! I have a couple waiting for me to view! Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve Joan!!! The best class so far for me was being able to put it on my tv and learn to crochet with my new daughter in law!!! We have really enjoyed it.. I have given a few classes as gifts and my friends have added on to their list from the gifts!!! Looking forward to watching you Joan!!!
I’ve taken many classes on Craftsy (and other sites)…love learning new techniques from the comfort of my home. Thanks for the sweet giveaway 🙂
I am so looking forward to your class on Craftsy. I have taken many, many classes on this platform and others and I find all of their classes are well-done. I know yours will be super. My favorite bag of yours is the Miranda bag. I have made many variations of this bag including my newest which is all in Red and Black coffee fabrics. This bag is for my 50th Class Reunion next month and those are our colors. I can send pictures if you are interested and look forward to your class.
I’d love to take your class. I’ve heard such good things about Craftsy classes, but have never taken one, so this will be it!…..think I will be hooked…..
I like classes and learning, and teaching, too. (love all of your patterns, too)
Thank you, Joan.
love your bags, have several of your patterns , I have made a few bags for grandchildren they are always pleased to receive them. I have a few classes on craftsy but have not managed to use them yet, I would love to take your class
I really enjoy taking Craftsy classes online. I think they are a great value. And just like you said above, there is always that one “gem” that makes the whole class worthwhile, if not many great tips. Can’t wait to find out about your new class. Thanks!
Joan, I would love to take your Craftsy class!! I work full time, and those online Craftsy classes are the very best way to fit in a sewing or quilting class on my own time. I own nearly every one of your patterns and the instructions are impeccable! I love your attention to accuracy and detail. It makes the project so enjoyable to know that following your steps will lead to a successful end result! Can’t wait for your class!
Joan: Congrats on your first Craftsy class! Can’t wait to hear what it is — and to watch it and learn from the master. Wasn’t it fun to be in Denver to film? Craftsy is top-notch and you’ll love being part of the Craftsy family. Welcome!
Would love to win your Craftsy class. Love all things LGD!
I have purchased many craftsy classes and also watch a lot of Missouri Quilt classes. Love them and love that I can stop and go or go back any time.
I have about 5 Craftsy classes I have taken and love learning this way. I can go back and review the project at any time.Truly the way to take classes without having to lug all the supplies and your machine. I can do this .
.from my sewing room.
Would love to win this class… so enjoyed reading about how it was made in Colorado!
Love the “behind the scenes” post, Joan. Thanks!
Love to win one of Joan’s tutorials/classes. Am a LGD fan amd a Craftsy member.
Can’t wait for a Lazy Girl Craftsy!! I love the craftsy format — so nice to be able to slow it down, go back over the instructions , etc. — my girls love to sew and this will be a great encouragement for their independent sewing.
I’d love to take a craftsy class with the lazy girl. I can always use help with making a bag and having it come out useable and pretty. Thanks for the opportunity!
Living here in the forest not far from the Artic Circle online classes is a “must”.
I have no other way to learn things. So I just love the online classes. And I guess that a class whith you, Lazy Girl, must be something special!
I love to sew and online classes rock. I have made many of your patterns and loved them all.
Thank you for the chance to win a Craftsy class you are teaching!
Love Craftsy and can hardly wait to see your class!
Joan, you and Craftsy – what a combination! Living in Australia means I’ll never get to join an actual class of yours, but the opportunity you have offered seems just as good. I love my Lazy Girl bags and always look forward to your new ideas. Thanks for this opportunity.
Sounds like the filming was fun work. Thanks for opportunity to win your class.
What a fun (for us) descripion of your adventure. Thanks for sharing your talents and that posotive attitude.
Cannot get to the site to register-help!!
I’d love to take a class with you!
I don’t know if I entered this yet or not. Just doing this to be sure.
Why is it every Giveaway is posted after the entry date. When we get the email it is already past the time to enter! You have such neat information yet it is not timely. I am so disappointed. Its not just once but habitually!
I didn’t find this until 11 days after the last day to enter:(
I am a big subscriber to Crafty classes, I must have over 20. maybe more. This would have been a good one. Oh well, I can’t wait for the class to come out.!
I have a lot of Craftsy classes and bought two by you but the seem to have disappeared
Hi Anne, Craftsy can help correct the issue with your purchased classes. Contact them at: email@example.com