Have you seen the new four week classes that Creativebug has been producing lately? First there was line drawing with Lisa Congdon and then garment making with Cal Patch. I've taken parts of both of these classes and they are fantastic. It is so great to be able to learn more about a subject in depth versus just learning how to execute one project. And I can come back to it again and again. Talk about value!

Baby Quilt (4)

The newest Creativebug four-week class is Log Cabin Quilting with Susan Beal. It starts next Tuesday, May 6 and each week a new segment is posted. Susan covers the basics – measuring, cutting and piecing log cabins – along with a look at the history behind this well-known quilt block. She provides a wide range of projects – pillow, baby quilt, table runner, tote – that will get your creative juices flowing and teach you some good skills along the way.

I had the opportunity to make one of Susan's projects on Monday night and it was so fun! This pillow is the project for the first week of the class and it came together easily and fairly quickly. The hardest part was choosing what fabrics to use!

Log cabin

I decided to use some of Denyse Schmidt's Chicopee fabrics. As I was sewing this together, I realized that I had bought these at one of Denyse's workshops I took in Portland with Susan! Totally meant to be.

Take a minute to watch the trailer for Susan's class over at Creativebug and I think you will agree it looks great. Her class includes a weekly live chat so you can even ask her questions as you work on the projects – so cool! Additionally, if you sign up to take the class, you have access to all of the site's content and classes for one low subscription price – $9.95/month. There is so much to discover! I like to watch classes when I have a block of free time and I also have found that Jane and Kate have enjoyed watching them, too.

Lucky for you, there's a giveaway involved! Creativebug is offering a free 3-month subscription to a House on Hill Road reader. To put your name into the hat, please comment on this post and tell me what kind of classes you would like to watch on Creativebug. I will close the commenting on Sunday, May 4 around 12:00 pm EST. The winner will be all set and ready to start learning to log cabin quilt on Tuesday when Susan's class goes live. Best of luck to everyone!

Full disclosure: I have a Creativebug subscription of my own that I use often. At times it has been given to me free of charge and at other times I have happily paid for it. As always, all opinions are my own and reflect my personal experience.

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