On September 28th I took a class through our local guild that was presented by Edyta Sitar from Laundry Basket Quilts. The pattern she was teaching that day was “On Eagle’s Wings” which is one of the first quilts she made. It is a foundation piece pattern based on the pineapple quilt pattern.
Edyta had the fabric kits all ready for us, and all the pieces were cut for us. Her feeling was that we already knew how to cut fabric, she wanted to show us the technique of foundation piecing. She then had the whole class do their first block together and she was very attentive to everyone in the class. She went to everyone’s station and made sure they were on the right track or got them on the right track.
Once everyone finished their first block, she then let us work at our own pace. Edyta was a very down to earth, funny person and she stayed very focused on all her students throughout the whole class. She provided us with the tools to make and entire quilt for this pattern, but gave us the materials to finish a table runner in this day class. She wanted to make sure everyone had something they could use at the end of the day as well as the tools to take this pattern farther.
Not only was she very attentive but she gave the class some very good pointers, some new techniques for building quilts, and showed us some of the new patterns that she was working on. If you get a chance to take a class with Edyta, you will not be very disappointed.