Really enjoyed the course. We tried various blocks under Sheena's guidance, she let us choose which we preferred. I used lots of scraps and now understand how to modify traditional blocks to make a modern interpretation. Zoom worked well.
Response from Green Man Quilts:So glad you enjoyed your day. This was such a fun workshop and I loved working with you
I thoroughly enjoyed this course, and came away with lots of ideas, hints and tips - and more confidence to try new ideas. Sheena is a great tutor - she explains things well, and is prepared to demonstrate and explain a different way if we didn’t understand it the first time. She never makes you feel that you are stupid! Sheena also coped with glitches in technology with patience and humour. I’m looking forward to the next workshop I’m doing with her in June! Thank you Sheena!!
Response from Green Man Quilts:Thank you, Helen. I am honoured by your words. It was great having you along and I can't wait to work with you again. Roll on June!
This was a fabulous stained glass workshop. I learned so much, Sheena made it fun and the day flew by. The day was really well organised, too, so that it felt like a face-to-face course. Sheena has the skill of imparting her knowledge with good humour and grace and she has loads of tips to share.
Response from Green Man Quilts:Thanks Jane. It was a lovely day and so nice to be able to create a really enjoyable event for people with lots of lovely interaction and supportive contributions. Thank you for joining us, and well done on a lovely wall hanging.
The stained glass window workshop was a most enjoyable day. The preparation handouts were very clear and easy to follow, as were the instructions on the day, and Sheena was on hand at all points during the day to help and advise.
I felt that I learned some more new techniques, which I have since made use of in another project. I also appreciated the fact that we were able to more or less complete the work during the day.
A great day, which I would definitely recommend!
Response from Green Man Quilts:I am so happy that you enjoyed the day. And delighted that you are being able to use the skills in other projects. It is nice to have a project that fits so neatly into a single day!
I had a great day on this Zoom course- Sheena explained and demonstrated all the steps as well as providing an excellent pdf handout. There were lots of opportunities to learn from Sheena and from each other and it was lovely to be able to complete my wall hanging in one day (I did everything but the hand sewing of the binding during the class). I really feel I achieved something and will be making more as it’s been much admired.
Response from Green Man Quilts:As always, it is great to have you along and you contribute so much to all classes.
This was my first experience of online classes and I found it very easy to follow. Sheena gave clear instructions and the handouts were very informative. The project was just the right size for the workshop, with most of it completed on the day. A very pleasant day, lovely to meet other quilters and of course Sheena. Thank you.
Response from Green Man Quilts:It was lovely to have you along. Thank you for taking part. I do hope to see you again at another workshop soon.
The Textile Textures Playtime course is such fun and very informative! I always look forward to the first of the month when the new material is sent out as I find it a real stimulus to creativity. The written tutorials, photos and videos are very well presented and easy to follow. In addition, the tutor, Sheena is very approachable and always willing to provide help as needed. The private Facebook group is very helpful too and has photos of many inspiring projects created by students. One of the things I like about the tutorials is the different ways in which the techniques taught can be applied – I have found the course to be so useful for giving me ideas for embellishments to add to the upcycled clothing that I create, and I am sure the course would be of benefit to anyone who creates with textiles in any form and did I mention it is FUN?? I highly recommend both this course and the lovely tutor, Sheena who is an excellent teacher.
Response from Green Man Quilts:Thanks for such a FUN review! So glad you are enjoying it and finding all the different elements to be supportive.
What a fun, interesting and informative day! Sheena’s a great teacher - her live demos, supporting videos and info, and her inclusive approach made for a really successful day. I’m looking forward to practising and developing what I learned and will certainly be back for more.
Response from Green Man Quilts:Oh, Thank You! Delighted that you had such a successful day and I am looking forward to seeing what else you make.
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.