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The Rewards of Teaching


A student learning to Thread-Color the Garden  (class listed at Sarah Ann Smith Classes just scroll down)

It is so heartwarming to receive feedback such as this from your students:

“Sarah, Your class was really great and I learned a lot. You are an engaging teacher with down to earth instructions and entertaining anecdotes. Thank you so much for traveling all the way to Greenville! – Joanna”

and from Emily who organized the class, “I want to share that I’ve heard wonderful reviews of the technique along with praise for your teaching style from lots of the women.  “Very informative”, “Encouraging”, “Addictive,”  “Practical,” and “Approachable” are just a few of the accolades!  I personally want to thank you for making the journey north and sharing with all of us.”

Comments like these are the greatest reward of teaching!  Thank you Emily G., Joanna and all my students in Greenville!   I’d love to return–and as long as it isn’t sports season for Eli I’ll bring chocolate chip cookies for all (one of the benefits of teaching in driving distance from home–more quilts and food!).


Class in a church basement in Greenville (southern edge of Moosehead Lake in northern Maine)


A student ironing behind the “goodies” table


a Practice snippet before students worked on the main image for learning to thread color


Learning how to blend thread colors. Instead of worrying about messing up a quilt top, work on a printed photo!

2 Responses to “The Rewards of Teaching”

  1. Linda Fleming Says:

    I need to make time to try this. I like the idea of practicing on a paper photo.

  2. Janice Says:

    I love this..would love to learn to do this..hope someone in my area does a class.