Welcome to my “virtual classroom”!  Whether you’ve taken classes online before or this is your first time, I think you’ll find this is a fun, easy and convenient way to learn!

Here’s a quick glimpse at how online classes work:

Registering for a Class:  If you’d like to take an online class, click here to see classes available and to register online.

(If you’re looking for in-person workshops for a guild, show or retreat, please click here.)

Getting to Class: A few days before class begins, a password-protected page for the class is set up on this blog.  Registered students receive the password to access the page via email.

In addition to the main class page, each student has their own “work-in-progress” page — like a scrapbook, sketchbook and virtual studio — where you post photographs and communicate about your work.  These pages are open to the other class participants (not to the public) so everyone in class has the opportunity to share and learn from each other.

Getting Class Materials:  Each week the materials for that week are posted on the main class page — just click on the link(s) to download the materials.  (They may be PDF documents, EQ files, or other photographs.)  Then work on the project at your own pace during the week.

Do I need to buy Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts?  Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts is my book which was published in Fall 2008, and deals with the ins and outs of making spiral quilts — which is what most of these online classes cover.  For all of the online spiral quilt classes you do need to buy the book.  If you buy the book at the same time as you register for a class, you’ll receive a 20% discount on the book.

How do I buy the book?  Click here

If I have the book why do I need to take a class?  The classes are an opportunity to receive one-on-one guidance (and yes, sometimes troubleshooting) as you apply spiral techniques work your own personal project.  (It’s like a master class — even if you have the music Beethoven wrote down, you still work with teacher, right?)  You’ll also share the inspiration, suggestions and encouragement of a group of people working on their own projects at the same time.

If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to ask — just send me an email at ranae@ranaemerrillquilts.com.

To register for an online class, click here.

Welcome to Spiromania!



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