20 August, 2009

Woohoo! An Announcment

If you know me at all by now it should be clear that I am not enamoured of my desk job. I have grand fantasies that may or may not come true about making a career out of being a creative soul. But in order for me to have even a remote chance of achieving that dream I have to start somewhere. Today I am pleased to announce that I am taking the first step in that direction.

I got a teaching job!  Let's be clear, a job teaching quilting.  Okay to be even more precise, a job teaching Improvisational Piecing.

A month ago I took an afternoon off work with the nanny at home with the girls.  I pressed my sampler, prepared some pitches, and hit the stores.  And the first one bit!  I actually pitched three classes and they picked up Improvisational Piecing.  How cool is that?


So, if you are in the Calgary area in late November, please sign up and I'll do my best to educate and entertain you. To register you can do so at Along Came Quilting.

Here are the details:
November 13 and 20
1:30-4:30 pm
Along Came Quilting
Unit 12, 1220-59 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta

See you in November!

34 comments:

Andi said...

Well done for taking the initiative.
I'm sure it will be a great class.
If only Melbourne were not so far away. I'd love to come!!

dillpickle said...

That's very cool! If I was vaguely closer I'd be there ;-)

Karen said...

Great sampler! I wish I lived close enough to take your class.

Kris said...

congrats! I hope it's great!

BUMBLE BEANS said...

way to go Cheryl! go for it!

Barbara Myltschenko said...

That is amazing, way to go. I admire anyone who has the guts to go out there and really persue what makes them happy, it's pretty inspirational.

Libby said...

Congratulations. I love the quilt - I'm sure it will be a very popular class!

RosaMaría said...

felicidades!!! congrats!! i think that is really cool!!!

True Blue Nana said...

You are so smart! You will have a wonderful time teaching and I bet you learn as much as the students! What neat way to get a job, just go ask for one!

shellysquilts said...

Congratulations on your teaching job! It will be the most fun you can have with your clothes on! I teach quilting too, and sometimes I have so much fun, I think I would pay money just to do it. (In theory, of course.) Happy Quilting!

Jackie Russell said...

Congratulations! Calgary is a little to far for a road trip so I will have to just watch from the blog.

Andrea said...

That is the coolest news, way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You know I'm only 3 hours away. I'll see if I can swing it. It's not likely I can swing it with dh's schedule and school, etc, but I would love to come and take a class from the famous Naptime Quilter ;-)

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Congrats! I've taught classes before and it's a lot of fun. Of course, I was 27 at the time and the older ladies that made up my class were extremely surprised when I asked them to sit down to begin class. They couldn't beleive I was the teacher!

gtm said...

Congratulations! =)

The Quilt Buddy said...

Ohhh YEAH! Good for you! Isn't it awesome whe others also see the beauty in what you do.

Congratulations teacher!

Marielle said...

Oooo congratulations! How could the store turn you down, you make amazing stuff. Here's for adding a little fresh blood to the pool of stodgy quilting teachers.

elle said...

Cheryl, that is super news. Good for you! I'm gonna wanna hear all about it!

Victoria said...

That is fabulous! Congratulations!

BaileyGirl5 said...

Oooh! I wish I was around there I would LOVE to go to your class. Good luck and much happiness to you in your future. I'm so happy for you!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Yay!! Congratulations!

I was cleaning all day yesterday and didn't have a chance to look in - I'm so excited for you!!

Jessica said...

That is so exciting! I can't wait to hear about all the other classes you will teach -I know more will be coming! If only I lived near your town I'd sign right up!!

jacquie said...

i'm just thrilled for you!!! congratulations!! you are going to be FABULOUS!!

sulu-design said...

Congratulations and good for you for taking the first step to a life funded by your creativity!

brown robin said...

Holy Cow!!!! They are so lucky to have you! You are the most amazing improv quilter I know... and one spectacular woman, to boot! Yeah for you! Way to stretch that box and go for your dreams even while you're supporting your family with that "real" job. I wish that I could come in November. I'll be in one of your classes some day...

Jenny said...

What wonderful news for me to come home to - congratulations! And most of all, great job. That is the true make-it-happen spirit I'm a fan of. As with everyone else, I wish I could sit in the class.

amandajean said...

i am so so happy for you! The sampler looks great. :)

metrosupialdesigns said...

Awesome girl!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Way to go! "Just do it" is my motto, put on a confident face, be brave, and you can do it! Congrats on your first quilting class, many more to come, I am sure!

Rita

Christina said...

this is a beautiful quilt, i am always amazed by your artistry. i really like how much you think outside the box on your quilts, you are truly inspiring!!

Katherine said...

Hi Cheryl!
Congrats! You must be so excited. How wonderful that you're sharing your talents and will teach others the joy that can be found in quilting. Maybe I'll be able to join you... must check the link.

KT said...

Congratulations on your first step to getting away from the desk job! I've just started quilting and your blog has provided me with so much inspiration so I'm sure your classes will be fantastic.

Aimée said...

Congrats! Very cool.

Patrice said...

I can't believe I just found found your blog. I was in Along Came Quilting just last week and saw this quilt! I love it!!!

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