It seems that nowadays quilting has become all the rage, and is a very popular activity. You might have even been giving some thought to joining this movement yourself, but can’t decide if you would rather take quilting classes in Albuquerque, NM in person or online. Here are a few reasons why good old-fashioned, in-person quilting classes are your best bet.
Benefit from hands-on instruction
Online classes are great, and most of them allow you to learn at your own pace. However, for a craft that is as nuanced as quilting, trying to learn the countless techniques online can be difficult. Attending classes in person allows you to be an active observer and participant with what your instructor is teaching, and allows you to ask questions and receive hands on, one-on-one attention for anything that might be challenging you.
Going to a live class also gives you access to valuable interactions and resources that wouldn’t be available to you online. You might get to class one afternoon and learn about new quilting notions that you didn’t know you needed, and your instructor or fellow students might even have an extra one for you to use. It is always a joy to be in the company of like-minded individuals that you share a passion with, and you will certainly benefit from the transfer of knowledge and ideas that will become invaluable as you continue on your quilting journey. If you are someone who struggles to come up with new ideas, sharing a classroom with other quilters who may have an abundance of creativity will surely rub off on you.
One of the most important things a live class can offer you that an online class cannot is the support of your peers every step of the way. We are our own worst critics, and often times we think we are doing worse than we actually are. If you have been trying to learn how to quilt at home or online and you have become discouraged in the process and want to quit, there might not be anyone to talk you out of that decision. In a classroom, however, there will be an instructor and several other classmates there to shower you with the positive reinforcement and encouragement that you desperately needed to give you a push in the right direction.
Improve your overall mood
When you are attempting to learn something new, you will undoubtedly lack confidence in your ability initially. But as you stick with it and begin to see improvement, you are reinvigorated, and you then use your renewed focus to continue to get better. The same can be said when someone sets out to learn the art of quilting, and having the opportunity to learn and grow with your fellow classmates while gaining confidence in yourself is what makes the in-person classes so special.
This added confidence boost is also good for your overall mood, and can even trickle down and improve other aspects of your life, as well. Quilting classes can be particularly beneficial for the elderly, as the activity promotes sociability, mental awareness, personal growth and a sense of accomplishment that they might not have otherwise experienced.
No matter what your skill level might be, The Quilt Works Inc. has a class for you. Our instructors are eager to help all students gain confidence in their skills, so make sure you give us a call to learn more about our upcoming quilting classes in Albuquerque, NM.