⇩ Live Virtual Quilt Classes ⇩

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Live Virtual Workshops: March

Building an Improv Toolbox

March 29, 2023
with Sarah Goer

In this fast-paced 6-hour workshop, Sarah will teach a wide variety of improvisational piecing techniques. Discover how fun and easy it is to create these improv elements for use in your existing quilt projects, or as the start of a new project. Each prompt will be introduced and demonstrated; then time will be allowed for making one or more units with each technique. Suitable for all levels of quilter.

Mini Bargello Sunflower Workshop

March 29, 2023
with Jennifer Houlden

Perfect precision is not required to create this stunning sunflower. With my expert instruction, you will explore the world of colour to select fabrics for the flower, cut and sew your strips, and arrange your strips to create a wave-like effect (the Bargello). Transform the Bargello into an amazing sunflower adding the finishing touches with free motion zigzag. Whether you’re a seasoned quilter or a beginner, you’ll leave this workshop with a beautiful Bargello Sunflower quilt that you can proudly display in your home. 

Easy Machine-Sewn Quilt Bindings -That still look great!

March 30, 2023
with Beth Ann Williams

Do you ever hesitate or procrastinate when it comes time to bind your quilt? Hesitate no more! Learn 5 different stress-free methods (plus variations) for stitching super quilt bindings - no hand-sewing required. All skill levels welcome.

Create Stunning, One-of-a-Kind Prints:
Master the Art of Texture with Collagraph Monoprinting

March 31, 12023
with Ana Buzzalino

Are you tired of creating the same old prints? Do you want to learn a new technique that will take your printing game to the next level? Look no further! Collagraphs are a versatile and accessible way to add texture and dimension to your artwork. In this class, you’ll learn how to create collagraphs using a variety of easy to find materials.   You’ll also learn how to use monoprinting on a gelli plate to transfer your textures onto fabric (or paper as an option) and produce unique, one-of-a-kind prints. During the class, you’ll explore adding layering to your prints.

Live Virtual Workshops: APRIL

Create Your Own Quilted Landscape

April 20, 2023
with Beth Ann Williams

Capture a treasured memory in fabric! Learn to create a beautiful finished-edge machine appliquéd and quilted landscape with Beth Ann's surprisingly easy methods. Create your own piece of fiber art while picking up skills and techniques you'll be able to use in other projects, too.

Live Virtual Workshops: May

Icons on the Landscape Workshop

May 3, 2023
with Jennifer Houlden

Fabric collage is a fun and versatile technique that allows you to create beautiful works of art. Join me for a one-of-a-kind workshop where you will create landscape icons that celebrate the beauty of nature. With my expert instruction, you will learn how to select fabrics, cut and arrange your pieces, and use a variety of techniques to create texture, depth, and visual interest in your art quilt. Whether you’re a seasoned quilter or a beginner, you’ll leave this workshop with a unique piece of art that you can hang on your wall for all to admire. This workshop is presented over 3 session starting May 3 and ending May 31.

Colorful Cows Fabric Collage

May 11, 2023
with Jane Haworth

Begin work on a brightly colored cow collage using one of Jane’s two Highland Cow collage patterns. This is a great scrap-busting project. You will learn Janes collage technique, simple color theory and using value in your collage.

Zinnias and Stitch Fabric Collage

May 13, 2023
with Jane Haworth

Learn to make a fabric collage using Jane’s Zinnia pattern. In this 3-hour workshop, you will begin working on one 12” Zinnia from a choice of 4 similar patterns. We will discuss different ways to finish the project including hand stitching using some basic stitch patterns.

Crazy in Love with Free Motion Quilting

May 17, 2023
with Mel Beach

Learn to free-motion stitch messages of love into your quilting projects! Beginners and experienced quilters alike will fall in love with these fun-to-stitch motifs that are surprisingly easy, versatile, and check out that spectacular texture!! Add new designs and mark-free tools to your quilter's toolbox, as you map out your own, unique wholecloth crazy quilt.


May 27, 2023
with Mary Elizabeth Kinch

The Foothills Quilt is a study of a late 1800"s Canadian antique quilt. Students will learn novel approaches to construction including experimenting with value.

Live Virtual Workshops: June

Warning! Modern, Improv Curves Ahead

June 10, 2023
with Mel Beach

Buckle up for a new take on modern, improv curves! We'll experiment and play with topstitch applique curves that are Finished, Freeing, Forgiving, and FUN! Once you see how quick and easy it is to create these improvisational curves, we'll add a modern, curvy twist to traditional quilt designs including borders, Pinwheels, Chinese Coins, Log Cabins, and Drunkard's Path blocks.

Intriguing Interleaves 

June 24, 2023
with Mel Beach

Unlock the fun and intrigue of making Interleave quilts. All the secrets of creating the illusion of curves and transparency using only straight-line stitching will be revealed. Best of all, Interleave quilts are assembled using a quilt-as-you-go technique, so your unique Interleave quilt will be pieced and quilted at the same time!

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