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    How much would you pay for a class?

    We have a family owned fabric chain here (on three islands) and I got my monthly email from them this morning. Since each store teaches something, I check out Maui. They are offering classes on microwave bowls, fabric boxes, fabric bowls, a couple of other things. All include the kit for $20 each.

    Since we all share tutorials here and know how easy these are, would you pay $20? What is your limit on a class?
    🌺 Lorie

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    It depends on how long the class is. I'm willing to pay $40-50. for an all-day class. A 4-hour class, maybe $25. Sometimes there is an extra fee to the instructor for supplies. Usually you need to have your own fabric & supplies. If a special ruler or template is required, that's extra $, too. I know some of the classes at the Rocky Mtn. Quilt Festival were $100. for all day. These were taught by national, well-known experts. One of my friends took a LA class from Irene Blum; she felt it was well worth the $ & said she learned a lot. I paid $90. for my beginner's quilting class, which met for ~2 hrs. each wk. for 8 sessions. JCY

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      #3
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      If it was something I wanted to make, I would pay $20 for a class with the kit included!!

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        I haven't taken a quilting class in quite awhile, but I see from the emails I get from the LQS they all seem to charge $40 - $45 for a half day class & up to $75 for all day classes. Guess everything is more expensive here in Los Angeles.
        That being said, I think if it was something I really wanted to learn I'd pay what they ask,,,
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          I would pay $20 for a classes, especially if it included the materials! That's quite a good price.
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            #6
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            $20 for a class including supplies is a great price. How long are the classes?
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              #7
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              The most I've paid (well it was a present from Monkeyman) was $100 for a two day, all day class for a paperpiecing class for the Feathered Star by Quiltworx. It was work every penny! Even having to drive 30 miles to get to it and it was still worth it!

              Around here, I have never seen a class for just $20 that includes all your supplies.
              Last edited by bubba; February 3, 2014, 08:34 AM.
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                #8
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                I would pay $20 for a class with the supplies included.
                Shirley aka buckeyequilter
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                  #9
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                  I'd pay that in a heartbeat. That's the cheapest price for any class that I've seen. And materials included? Wow! Make sure you take photos of what you make. Wish I were there, I'd go with ya!

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                    #10
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                    I'd pay $20 for a class with materials furnished.
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                      #11
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                      I think $20 for a two-hour class WITHOUT materials is reasonable, especially if it's a one-time-only class, as opposed to an 8-week course. Not that I could afford it, but I don't think it's too much to ask. It's only $10/hour if it's a two-hour class; what is the going rate for zumba classes at the gym, or ceramics classes at your local senior center? Remember that the fewer students a class has, the more time you're going to get one-on-one with the instructor, so that's also something to consider.

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                        #12
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                        Our guild frequently has day long classes that usually run in the $35 to $40 price range but that doesn't include materials or usually the pattern. I have been very pleased with the ones I have taken and thought the pricing reasonable.
                        They also had one for $90 that I did not think reasonable and didn't take but the class was filled none the less.

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                          #13
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                          I went to a three day seminar with Eleanor Burns, it was $400, but it was three full days, we got all the materials for three different lap quilt tops, lunch and use of our very own BabyLock high end machines, every day a different kind of machine. Plus we got an autographed copy of EB's hardback book. I thought it was quite a good deal.

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                            Originally posted by Jean Sewing Machine View Post
                            I went to a three day seminar with Eleanor Burns, it was $400, but it was three full days, we got all the materials for three different lap quilt tops, lunch and use of our very own BabyLock high end machines, every day a different kind of machine. Plus we got an autographed copy of EB's hardback book. I thought it was quite a good deal.
                            It would be a miracle if we ever had something like that over here! Sounds like it was way worth it.


                            Well I made a mistake. I went back to the ad and it was $25 to make a microwave bowl. I think that's a little high for a simple craft project that's all over the internet.
                            🌺 Lorie

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                              #15
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                              I'd take the class for $25 in a heartbeat. You can learn so much from an experienced teacher. I'm sure you'd learn lots more than just about the subject you're paying for. I always get little tips and tricks from the classes I take.

                              I've paid $125 for a two-day class from a great teacher and it was worth every penny. I'm hoping she comes back.

                              It's also fun to be with other women learning the same things. Just the experience is worth the money. I say go for it!
                              Cyndi


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