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Craftsy - Machine Quilting with Wendy Butler Burnes (Online Sewing Class)
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Posted by: Nanax4
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Posted on: 4/12/13 3:27 PM
Rating: star
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I had a hard time deciding whether to give this class a star or a thumbs down rating. The teacher, Wendy Butler Burnes, certainly has the knowledge and experience but I found her presentation so hard to deal with that I got to the point where I could only watch a couple of minutes at a time.

Some people say "um" or "uh" as a "filler" when they are talking. WBB says "again" even if she is saying something for the first time (and not again). I have to admit that I got a little alergic and "nit-picky" and started counting the number of times that she said "again" in a given time period. I finally gave up on the class entirely.

As I said, she knows what she is doing and the class seems well organized. I had never machine quilted before (only hand quilting) so during the time I was watching the class I did learn quite a bit - enough to get me started and interested in learning more.

I sent Craftsy an e-mail with my feedback and suggested that they first coach their instructors to help prevent such irritating speaking habits. They answered my e-mail right away and refunded my course fee - which hadn't been my reason for writing. I immediately used the refunded fee to sign up for a different Craftsy machine quilting class - this time "Beyond Basic Machine Quilting" with Ann Petersen and found Ann Petersen to be much more to my liking.

In conclusion, if you can stand (or ignore) WBB's presentation, this class offers a lot of good information to help you get started with machine quilting.
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Holivjoa said...
I too received a refund for her class. I didn't care for the class which surprised me because I take a lot of their classes.
4/13/13 1:20 PM
Mufffet said...
I just loved her class and have signed up for several of her classes - I love her methods and her approach which is always friendly and cheerful and very open to whatever style the student's will have when they have one! She is primarily and artist - a fabric artist and is NOT a member of the quilt police. If you want fussy cutting and so on, this isn't her. I love her color use and have really been inspired by Wendy. :)
4/21/13 4:36 PM
betsey said...
I have only watched a few "chapters" of the class, and find that she's unwatchable for me. from her "agains" to those annoying earings (i don't know why, but they are sooo distracting to me!). I doubt I'll ever watch it.
4/25/13 8:58 PM
betsey said...
I have only watched a few "chapters" of the class, and find that she's unwatchable for me. from her "agains" to those annoying earings (i don't know why, but they are sooo distracting to me!). I doubt I'll ever watch it.
4/25/13 8:58 PM
Sunflower2499 said...
I, too,mrecieved a refund on this class. I could not stand it. I have purchased 6 other classes and loved each of them. Ni love Craftsy and their platform.
5/19/13 11:12 AM
ilovetherapydogs said...
Unfortunately I purchased several of her classes before I watched the first one. She says "again" repeatedly on all of them. I received a refund for this class when I could not watch another minute. I just took the loss on the other classes. She appears to be a very nice lady but I just can't sit through her classes.
12/29/13 3:39 AM
Sew Nanny said...
I agree. Certainly not my favorite Craftsy class.
1/6/14 1:37 PM

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