“Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me”

Being able to travel all over the country and out of the country teaching what I love is a big blessing. I’ve been teaching for a long time now. I have taught thousands of talented quilters and everywhere I go is a complete different experience. 
This time, I was invited to give my popular lecture Man Quilter and to teach one of my master Workshops “Remarkable Hand Applique by Machine”

The ladies were all so incredibly nice, as usual. Their meeting last night went on for about 40 minutes. They had a “show and tell” and one of the ladies brought this quilt she’s made which I thought was very pretty! 

Another lady brought a quilt she’s been working on. It’s all “raw edge” applique. Here’s her aquarium quilt:

I always travel with my hand dyed fabrics. I call them “my babies” 

Today was our workshop. I take my job seriously. I want all my students to succeed and be the best they can be. I share a lot of the things that I’ve learned throughout my quilting career, in a whole entire section that I call “ReMARKable Tips”
Every class I teach is a total success and that’s exactly what I’m always expecting. I would never be satisfied if one of my students walk out of the room disappointed or unhappy. Or even worse, feeling like they didn’t get their money’s worth. Some of my students tell me how disappointed they’ve been after taking this or that workshop, and it’s a shame we don’t have some sort of “program” to make sure every quilt teacher is qualified for the job. 

Quilting is a serious industry. We’re true artists and even though we haven’t been accepted 100% in the art world, we are still making art happen. From traditional quilts to modern, contemporary or art quilts. 

Fortunately, I have spent thousands of hours working on my classes and my way of teaching. I’m constantly re arranging things, changing and improving to always give my students the best experience they can have. I want everyone to create things, to go beyond the limits, to be creative and bold. But most importantly, I want you all to be ReMARKable! 

3 Comments on “Teaching adventures- North Carolina. 

  1. It was a wonderful class Mark! Thank you for sharing all your knowledge with us. Best class I’ve ever taken in my 20 years quilting. I will definitely sign up for your cruise. Sue


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