Did you know Jodi Barrows has been teaching quilting classes for over 24 years?Jodi has a family history of quilting. She “really got in to piecing” at her local church attending an outreach class that combined bible study with quilting. Jodi will be teaching 2 classes at Road 2018: On Monday, 1001C Square in a Square (Concentrating on Square) and on Tuesday, 2001C Square in a Square (Concentrating on Diamond) What does Jodi enjoy most about teaching? The “thrill” of seeing “the student when that lightbulb moment” happens; when they first see “the unlimited possibilities” of her teaching. Jodi says that she likes to inspire her students to realize that they can achieve projects that they never thought possible. In her classes, Jodi likes to “teach knowledge” — something that the student can still have long after the class is over. Instead of taking home an unfinished project (UFO), Jodi refers that her students take home information and knowledge which provide motivation for the student to keep sewing and working on projects.
Did you know Jodi Barrow’s best quilting tip has to do with a sewing machine?“When doing any sewing, including quilting, always keep a “runner” in your sewing machine. Our sewing machines are happier when they have fabric in them, so always put your “runner” in before you clip off or take your project off of the machine. I teach this in every class and it doesn’t take long to convince the student of its value. Give it a try.” To learn more about Jodi and her books, her company, and her teaching, please visit her website. ]]>