Congratulations Clara! You did it!!
The Farmer's Wife Quilt Revival Classes have been a life saver!! I have been quilting for little more than two years and decided I wanted to try my hand at something really challenging. I had heard about the Farmer's Wife Quilt and loved knowing the history behind each block so I decided to tackle it. After trying two different cutting and piecing methods, (Farmer's Wife Book's and paper piecing), I was frustrated and dissatisfied with the results, I did a lot of searching and finally came across Karen's Farmer's Wife Quilt Revival Classes on Craftsy. The classes were reasonably priced and after reading all the positive reviews, I decided to purchase the first class. I have been thrilled with my choice and have purchased each consecutive class as it has become available.
Her modern piecing techniques are a lifesaver (especially for a beginning quilter) and seem revolutionary! The cutting and piecing instructions are clear and concise. The colored diagrams are also invaluable in helping clarify the instructions. Karen also has a website/blog with tutorials and pictorials on some of the different techniques that she refers to in her instructions. The blog also offers encouragement along the way!
I'm truly grateful that I discovered her classes on Craftsy! I honestly think I would have given up on the quilt out of pure frustration. Now I'm pleased with each of my blocks and able to progress at a pace that fits into my lifestyle. Most importantly, I am enjoying every minute of it!!