My New Craftsy Class and a Giveaway!

Posted on March 04, 2015 by Cristy Fincher | 24 comments

Hi Everyone!

The past couple of months have been full of highs and lows. As most of you know, my mom's best friend and soul partner, Tom Russell, passed away unexpectedly in January. I'm still at a loss for words to express how I feel about his passing, and how to express my love for him. My mom has good days and bad days. He was not only her best friend, but he was her business partner and manager. We're working hard to keep moving forward and appreicate all of the love and support from quilters everywhere. The Quilt Show put together a beautiful tribute to the friendship that Tom and my mom shared. 

Just before Tom passed, I was doing a lot of secret sewing to prepare for filming my new Craftsy class on Paperless Paper Piecing. I was pretty quiet on my blog, podcast, and with my newsletters because my time because was consumed with designing, preparing, and sewing. Getting everything ready to film my class was such a whirlwind. It's going to launch in less than a week, and I'm so excited to share it with you.

The class is called: Pain-Free Foundation Piecing, and I think you're going to love it! In it, I focus on Paperless Paper Piecing, a technique invented by my mom, Sharon Schamber. In 2007, we wrote a book called, Piece-by-Piece: Machine Applique which introduced Paperless Paper Piecing (PPP) to the quilting world. Since then, my mom and I have taught the technique to quilters everywhere. There are many wonderful applications for PPP, and I'll show you several of them in my new class. 

My class will launch in less than a week, so I'm having a giveaway to win a free class! You can enter to win my class for free, and on the day of the launch, the lucky winner will be one of the first to enjoy learning all about Paperless Paper Piecing. The giveaway will run through Sunday March 8th. 

Without further ado, here are some peeks at a couple of the class projects:

Neutron Star:

Reinvented:

Stay tuned for more sneak peeks!!

Lots of love and Happy Quilting!
~Cristy

Posted in Craftsy, Paperless Paper Piecing, Teaching


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24 Responses

Alice Clark
Alice Clark

May 17, 2015

I have been looking for classes that you and your mom will be teaching at this summer—- can you please tell me where I can find the schedule?

Parm G
Parm G

March 08, 2015

So sorry about your loss Cristy.
On a brighter note…
Way to go Cristy! I sure can’t wait for your course! I had an excellent time at the QuiltCon course you taught. I learned so many tips and tricks in machine quilting. Looking forward to a great course taught by an extremely knowledgeable, talented, and experienced quilter! Thank you! :)
Parm

Barb in MI
Barb in MI

March 07, 2015

Congrats on your upcoming class! Currently traveling and Craftsy classes are keeping me company. Thanks so much!

Linda v
Linda v

March 07, 2015

so sorry for your loss. Looking forward to your new class.

Janine
Janine

March 06, 2015

Congratulations on your Craftsy class, can’t wait for it’s launch.

Julie depauw
Julie depauw

March 06, 2015

Intriguing. Look forward to learning how to do it

Lenore GUAJARDO
Lenore GUAJARDO

March 06, 2015

I have done paper piecing many times and love it! That is until I need to get rid of the paper part. Would love to win this class….thanks

jenny
jenny

March 06, 2015

just read about your technique on Naptime Quilters Blog and would love to learn more! thanks for a chance.

Kathleen
Kathleen

March 06, 2015

Truly touching video.

Jill
Jill

March 06, 2015

It looks like you have been very busy with some great stuff. Congrats!

VickiT
VickiT

March 05, 2015

I have read tons of info/instruction on how to paper piece, yet I have not done any yet. Crazy stupid I know. I haven’t decided if I am necessarily afraid of it anymore given the reading and videos I’ve read. I think now it may be the fear that I’ll become addicted to it because I’m like that with new things.

I’ll be watching for your giveaway and your new class.

Barb H.
Barb H.

March 05, 2015

Beautiful patterns…favorite of the 2 is reinvented, but also like the star one, too!

virginia dale
virginia dale

March 05, 2015

Love to do paper piecing, would love to learn your technique. Thank you for the video of Tom Russell. he must have been a special person.

kay durham
kay durham

March 05, 2015

Thank you for the link about Tim Russell. He has inspired my day. Wish I had time for the paper piecing class- I know it will be fabulous!!

Jackie
Jackie

March 05, 2015

I’ve done paper piecing and have not even heard of the paperless technique. Thanks for the chance.

Suzie McLeod
Suzie McLeod

March 05, 2015

What a beautiful, touching tribute to Tom.

I love everything you and your Mom dream up. Looking forward to this newest one.

Lani
Lani

March 05, 2015

I haven’t paper pieced yet, so I would love to learn your technique!

You and your Mom are tremendously talented and your mother is a phenomenal quilter!

Donna W
Donna W

March 05, 2015

Congratulations on your new class. I for one and looking forward to it!

Rosalee
Rosalee

March 05, 2015

Gorgeous! Would love to win your class and learn the technique! Thanks!!

Darlene
Darlene

March 05, 2015

Love the blocks and would love to learn a new method to paper piecing. I had the privilege of taking a class from your mom in Charlotte last year and learned so much. I look forward to watching your class on Craftsy.

Kathy
Kathy

March 05, 2015

Wow. Such beautiful blocks. Can’t wait to view this class and give your techniques a try. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet

DebrafromMD
DebrafromMD

March 05, 2015

How exciting! I love Craftsy and can’t wait for your new class to launch.

Becky
Becky

March 05, 2015

I love paper piecing and have been curious to learn more about your paperless approach. What better way to learn than through your Craftsy class!

Eli Ciambrone
Eli Ciambrone

March 05, 2015

How do we enter the giveaway?

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