Thoroughly enjoyed this online course. The teacher is friendly, supportive, approachable, knowledgable on her subject and quick at responding to queries. The teaching material, written instructions, photos and videos are very clear and very easy to follow. The whole experience worked very well and I will certainly be doing another of her online courses in the future. I can’t recommend her enough.
Response from Green Man Quilts:Thank you for such a lovely review. You always bring so much to classes and I love the fact that you made TWO pieces during this course and not just the one. It is amazing how different the pieces are as a result of your fabric choices. Great work.
Brilliantly organised course. Sheena’s got the knack of imparting her knowledge with good humour and grace. She gives loads of practical advice, tips and encouragement. The mix of emailed instructions, downloadable videos, online community and constructive feedback is really successful. Answers to queries come back inhumanly fast - she seems never to sleep! I thoroughly recommend Shena as a tutor
Response from Green Man Quilts:Thank you. You really are too kind! I really value your contributions to the class and you have such a good eye for colour.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with Sheena and meeting a new group of quilter friends online. I started the friendship star class with intermediate quilting skills and am ending it enriched with new tools and tips to carry forward in my quilting. I loved Sheena’s teaching style and breakdown of the project into weekly bite-size pieces. It’s been fun to share our weekly progress online. Both Sheena’s and group comments have motivated me outside my comfort zone to try new methods and gain insight to looking at the same seam allowance from a new perspective. Will definitely sign up for another class.
Response from Green Man Quilts:Oh My! What a lovely review. Thank you. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you and have appreciated the comments that you have made to support others. Thank you for joining the class and I look forward to working with you in the future. (Seam allowances really can make or break a project, can't they!)
I have been doing classes with Sheena for several years now. I started in Hertfordshire doing evening classes which I thoroughly enjoyed. Sheena has a really lovely way of teaching and she has given a nervous novice like myself the confidence to progress to producing quilts I am very proud of. I have since moved away and was delighted when Sheena started doing online courses which I really recommend. The course materials are very good, clear and easy to understand. Sheena has a wealth of knowledge and is available for help whenever it is needed. I also enjoy following the groups progress on social media. I would highly recommend this course.
Response from Green Man Quilts:Thank you for such a lovely review. I was equally delighted when the advent of the online course meant that I could continue to teach you. You have made a beautiful quilt this term and I look forward to seeing what you create in the future.
I have been having quilting lessons with Sheena for nearly three years. She has abundant knowledge, skills and patience. Sessions are always interesting and very enjoyable and with her guidance, my quilting continues to improve. At present I am undertaking an online course, making a small curvy flying geese wall hanging. Sheena's pattern and instructions are excellent and are supported with relevant short videos. Sheena is always available when support/guidance is needed. I recommend Sheena very highly.
I'm really enjoying this course. The online course materials are excellent, comprehensive and clear. It's also great to have Sheena on hand for individual help. Sheena is very knowledgeable and I've greatly appreciated her hints for doing things the easy way, instead of making things more difficult for myself. Funny too! Can't recommend highly enough
Very clear instructions, both written and on video. Thoroughly enjoying the course. Recommend
Sheena is a positive, kind teacher. She works hard to give everyone the guidance and encouragement they need and makes classes fun and motivating. I’ve learned about so many aspects of patchwork and quilting- choosing fabrics, colours, shade matching, cutting, as well as specific patchwork and appliqué techniques.
Response from Green Man Quilts:Thank you, Sue. I really appreciate those kind words. And I am delighted that you find classes fun and motivating.
I really enjoyed the course, and found it very challenging. This had more to do with my skills and creative talent than anything.
I think it made me realise that I need to do a lot more practice of the basics which I am getting more confident it.
When life is a little less hectic I would like to join one of your classes as this would mean I got regular support and instruction.
Thank you once again. Ginny
Response from Green Man Quilts:Hi Ginny
Sheena is brilliant at conveying the common-sense approach while still encouraging to step beyond one’s comfort zone. She has the knack of congratulating success as well as focussing on areas for improvement. She’s full of hints and tips. I love my patchwork class - the fastest 2.5 hours of my week
Response from Green Man Quilts:That is so wonderful to read - thank you.
I had never attempted free motion quilting as it seemed a complicated mystery to me. Sheena's Free Motion Quilting day was amazing. It was a small group and there was plenty of time to get to grips with understanding what an important part tension plays and how this can be affected. Now that I understand and have mastered this, I feel confident to practice and incorporate this in my quilts in future. I would highly recommend Sheena's courses, there is something for every level and she covers a lot of different elements of quilting.
Response from Green Man Quilts:Understanding that your tension dial can be your friend (and is not a scary monster!) is so very important and with these newer electronic machines it is easy to forget that we are allowed to change the tension! You really did well during the day and I can't wait to see how you incorporate free motion into you work in the future.
Nice small classes. Teacher is very attentive and helpful.
Response from Green Man Quilts:Thanks, Arlene - I am really enjoying having you in the class.
Sheena is an excelllent teacher, enormously supportive and encouraging. I've learnt so much and enjoyed the classes so much. Highly recommended
Response from Green Man Quilts:Thank you so much for a fab review. I am so glad that you enjoy the classes
I booked a VIP 1day workshop on 15th September for a day of learning the skills and techniques of quilting. My VIP day did not disappoint! As there were only three of us (myself and two daughters), all totally new to quilting, we received lots of individual attention, so progressing through the techniques well.
Sheena is a great teacher, explaining and demonstrating carefully. She’s also brilliant at ‘sorting’ it with humour, when things go wrong, which they did!!! (I had ‘wonky’ eyes as I’d had a cataract operation only ten days before!).
I learned so much.
I was inspired to continue and finish my practice piece during the week following the course and I now can’t wait to try some more quilting. Thanks Sheena - a brilliant day...
A fabulous day constructing stars and half square triangle blocks for the surrounds. I had never used triangles before and hoped to come away from the two days a better cutter and more accurate pieces. I certainly felt that I had achieved that along with a stash of cut pieces and constructed blocks ready to be worked into a quilt top. ( I always want to make more than the time on the course allows for!) Sheena is an excellent teacher, generous with her time and support and offers many tips and hints to help us further. I left with a comprehensive set of notes confident that I could complete my rather ambitious project! Thank you Sheena, see you soon.
I booked the “free motion quilting day” as this was an area that I wanted to develop. The class was small which allowed us to have one to one tuition when r required. The day was enjoyable and being able to discuss things with other students was very helpful. Sheena had a relaxed way of teaching which made me feel that I could ask questions freely.
All in all a very good day and I came home wanting to practice and move forward with this skill .
I have booked another day with Sheena on Jelly Roll Quilts
Thoroughly enjoyed the two day course supported by Sheena's patience and inspiration.
My day of “free motion quilting” was enjoyable, informative and inspiring. Sheena has a great knack of sharing her knowledge in a humorous way. She encourages and motivates and gives tips and short-cuts to simplify tasks. The limited class size means that you get plenty of one-to-one time with Sheena as well as discussion and sharing ideas with the other students. I learned so much
I attended the Fibonacci for Quilters recently. Although I am a reasonably experienced sewer, I was a complete novice to quilting. The group was small enough that Sheena was able to give us individual help as needed and by the end of the weekend I had produced something that I will be proud to display!
Response from Green Man Quilts:It was fabulous to have you along for the weekend. You had such fabulous ideas and really worked so amazingly hard. Do send me a photo of it in situ. Well done.
Sheena is an inspiration, always happy to advise and fills you with confidence. I look forward to new terms. Thank you for your patience and expertise .