We’ve received many e-mails over the past few months inquiring about our relationship to Craftsy (formerly known as Sympoz). Many of you are wondering if we are Craftsy, or if not, how we are affiliated with them. Since Craftsy heavily advertises their paid classes and many of them include a picture of Jenny Doan (who many of you know and love from our MSQC YouTube channel), we can see how you’d be confused! We wanted to take just a second to let you all know what is happening.
Early on, Jenny Doan (momma), signed on with Craftsy when they were brand new to instruct two courses (Quilting Quickly I and II), and is still on there each night with her beloved students who signed up for them, answering questions and chit chatting with everyone. However, since then, we have chosen not to renew our contract with Craftsy, meaning there will not be a Quickly Quilting III. Instead the Missouri Star Quilt Company has decided to place all of its focus on producing and distributing even better and clearer FREE tutorials on YouTube, as we have done from our shop’s inception.
We have invested in better camera and sound equipment, and have heard your requests for clearer instructions (such as exact fabric requirements and measurements, and faster response times to the questions you post in the YouTube and QuiltingTutorials.com comments section). As our relationship has grown with YouTube, we have become able to post full length tutorials, where previously we had to keep them under a certain time limit.
We are passionate that knowledge should be shared freely. As we all continue to learn, grow and improve, if we all help each other, we develop a closer community and all become better quilters in the process.
Once again, we are not Craftsy, nor are we affiliated with them (other then Jenny engaging with her students from the first two classes).
Your Missouri Star Quilt Company Staff 🙂