I'm slowly but surely making progress sticking to a schedule for myself, which means hopefully I'll show up here a little more often. Since my last post, we had our final kid wedding, two in 9 months was a little rough 😂, and I have had a busy summer with quilt shop orders, apparently tourists are back! I also did a several fun classes, in Delta Junction and Soldotna. I usually manage to post on Instagram, which autoshares to my Facebook page, but I really want to focus more on blog and newsletter! (which I've been saying and not doing for awhile now...)
First of all, with all of the back to school things happening, I thought it would be fun to do a "Back to School" sale on classes! So, through Labor Day weekend, (ending Monday, Sept 5 at midnight AK time), my two online classes are 25% off!
Framed Collage Class, regularly $49, now $36
Simple Secrets to Starting Art Quilting, regularly $79, now $59.
Sample projects from the Framed Collage Class. Easier than they look, I promise 😃 That's actually the goal for all of my products, for you to make something that looks more difficult than it is.
Sample projects from the Simple Secrets class. Also, not as difficult as they first appear, it's all about the secrets 😊 Each of these quilts uses at least one. For example, the first one, Moonrise, is simple appliques on pretty fabric, with a couple of embellishments. When you break it down into parts/principles, it becomes not only doable, but repeatable in designs of your own! There are built in projects, but I also encourage you to do at least one of your own.
Introductory video, except that it says the class is not ready and it is! However, due to my geek squad going fishing this weekend, you probably won't receive your welcome email and access until Monday sometime. We'll do it as soon as possible! Another reason to change platforms, (see below)... this one has too little automation!
New Platform coming
I've taken some fun classes myself this year, and I'm finding it a bit addicting, I love to learn new things! Including better ways to do classes... 😂 For longer term, I'm really hoping to move my classes to a platform that is much more streamlined and easy to use, plus includes a community right there, so I'm not dependent on people joining my facebook groups for interaction! (which seems to not be popular, only 25% participation for one class, and about 10% for the other, where it's even more important!) I love that part of it, and my classes are basically 'alive', because they keep growing as I think of things to add. And just one community for all of the classes, so you don't have to join anything, and it will all be in one place. Stay tuned!
New kits coming
I've done lots of work on two new collage quilt kits, but I keep having to move them aside for more urgent things. Right now I'm getting ready for bazaars for the first time in three years! I love doing them, but I am starting to see that it might not be practical for the long term, they take at least 1/4 of my year! We'll see how it goes!
It's definitely fall here, we've been able to get out a little and see the amazing colors, which we get on the ground/tundra, most of the trees just turn yellow. I hope you will join me in one or both of my classes while everyone is in back to school mode! 😊
Happy sewing! Beret
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Beret Nelson's On The Trail Creations Blog Page
I am a homeschooling mom of three fun kids, who are now old enough that I have a little time to pursue my passion for sewing! After several years of making quilted cards and art quilts, I'm now designing kits and patterns. Some of my designs have been in Keepsake Quilting and Art Quilting Studios magazine! I teach classes online, and am starting to do more traveling and teaching. I also have many tutorials, including some on YouTube. I am blessed to live in Alaska where I am surrounded by the inspiration provided by the beauty of God's creation!
Free card pattern and also an e-book, and a quilt planning checklist!
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I am also an independent distributor for Plexus supplements, since I credit them with enabling me to be healthy enough to do all these fun things! They target blood sugar and gut health, which are at the root of so many modern health issues. E-mail me for more info, or check out my website! I am as passionate about getting people healthy as I am about getting people creating :-)