Sunday, August 17, 2008

Unanticipated Joy

One of my favourite things about teaching is the absolute pleasure I get from seeing my students take my design concept, add their own life experience and personal aesthetic, and come up with a quilt that is truly their own.

Strata class work by Trish Copeland

Even though my classes are mostly technique-driven, students have the opportunity to bring something of themselves to the work.  It is fabulous to see them produce work which clearly expresses their own vision and taste.

Strata class work by Joan Murphy

Before I began teaching, I would never have guessed what joy it would bring me. 

1 comment:

Princess of The Golden Thread said...

Yes, teaching has a unique joy - sounds like you've got the bug now Nic.