“School is just learning, learning learning.” My 13 year son grumbled as he was preparing for school this morning. The holiday break is over and school begins again today. (“Hoorah!” cheer the parents). I told him he should strive to learn something the rest of his life, not just 7th grade. Which is the second resolution on my list – Learn Something New. I’m going to tackle circles and curves this year. What about you? Has there been a certain block that has intimidated you? Did you want to learn paper piecing, appliqué, or hexagons? There are a bagillion tutorials online to encourage you in learning a new technique. More fun, however, is taking a class. The ladies you meet in a class can become life-long quilting friends. Check out your local quilt shop for a list of classes. If you’re local to Livermore, In Between Stitches has a new list of classes. I will be teaching new techniques every month through my 2nd Sunday afternoon, Bite Size Quilt projects. I teach a new technique or trick every month with just a 12″ square. No big commitment. I’m also teaching a t-shirt quilt, Anita’s Arrowhead, and Simple Sally.