I just wanted to update everybody on what I've been up to.
My long term goal of writing a sewing book is taking shape! I have just signed with Watson-Guptill, a division of Random House to write a book based on my Garment Copying classes. With the deadline just a few months away I am writing and illustrating full time this spring, and will be back to teaching this Summer.
I do have great news on the teaching front. I have joined with several other sewing instructors in the Madison area to form a new group we're calling the Madison Stitch Collective.
We will have a shared calendar of classes ranging from beginning sewing to tailoring to costume and lingerie making. I am so excited to partner with these ladies, and I know it will be great for the sewing community. We are currently planning classes for the next few months and when the schedule is available I will post it here. We will be holding classes at the Atwood Community Center, and the Willy St. Co-op among other places. We are still looking for a place on the west side, so if you have any ideas, please let us know.
As for me, I will be hosting a "Fit Club" and a "Stitch Lab" for people to bring their ongoing projects and/or problems and these will be little 3 hour workshops open to anyone.
If you are on Facebook, you can join our group there, just look for Madison Stitch Collective.