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Becky's Classes

I love teaching! It's great to share what I know about quilting with so many wonderful people—and I am grateful for the many things that I learn from my students.

While most people know me as an appliquer, I am also a piecer and I enjoy teaching both techniques equally. Listed below you will find classes for hand applique, piecing, wool applique, and a no-sew color class.

Patterns for the class block are provided in class unless otherwise indicated.

Click here to shop for for Class Supplies.

A note about Multi-Day Classes

Any class below can be taught as a multi-day class. Multi-day classes include lessons on color and design, improvisational piecing where it is appropriate, and a wide variety of applique techniques in much more detail than can be covered in a 6-hour class.

If you are interested in a multi-day class, please do email Becky so that we can go over your particular needs.

6-Hour Needleturn Applique Classes

Some of these blocks are particularly well-suited for a class on wool applique techniques. Scroll down the page to find Wool Applique Classes.

 

Hexie Garden Quilt

This block is a hexagon made up of 6 wedges. The flowers in each wedge create a unique (and fun!) block design.

You will practice a variety of needleturn appliqué techniques in class. Whether you are a beginner or experienced quilter, you will have a good time and learn new skills.

From the Hexie Garden Quilt pattern pack.

Click here for the Supply List. The block pattern is provided in class.

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Tile Tango

Needleturn hand applique is both fun and relaxing once you know to do it! You will learn how to sew an invisible stitch in this class for all skill levels. Other skill-building techniques include inner and outer curves, outer points, connected leaves, and more.

From the book, The Quilter's Practical Guide To Color. Click here to see a photo of the quilt.

This class is suitable for all skill levels.

Click here for the Supply List. The block pattern is provided in class.

 

Tick Tock

Tick Tock offers an excellent opportunity for you to play with color and visual texture, and to learn how to loosen up your appliqué. You can do what I did and make each flower and leaf different, or use the pattern provided. There’s also a bit of English paper piecing.

This class is suitable for all skill levels. The block pattern is provided in class.

From the book, The Quilter's Practical Guide To Color. Click here to see a photo of the quilt.

Click here for the supply list for the 6-Hour Class.

Click here for the supply list for a Multi-Day Class.

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Texas Tulips

Becky will teach you the basics of needleturn hand applique in this class: the invisible stitch, outer points, inner points, and curves. Once you have mastered these techniques, you can applique anything!

Click here for the Supply List. The block pattern is provided in class.

 

The Marble Shop

Perfect your needleturn hand applique as you stitch this festive block from the best-selling Welcome to the North Pole quilt! The class focuses on a variety of techniques including the invisible stitch, inner and outer points, and stitching off-the-block.

From the book, Welcome to the North Pole. Click here to see a photo of the entire quilt.

Click here for the Supply List. The block pattern is provided in class.

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Best-Ever Quilter's House

Perfect your needleturn hand applique as you stitch this cute and whimsical house! The class focuses on a variety of techniques including the invisible stitch, stitching off-the-block, and reverse applique.

From the book, The Best-Ever Applique Sampler. Click here to see a photo of the quilt.

Click here for the Supply List. The block pattern is provided in class.

My Whimsical Quilt Garden

Needleturn hand applique is especially fun when you are working on such a cute block! This class focuses on the invisible stitch, outer curves, inner points, and more.

From the pattern pack, My Whimsical Quilt Garden. Click here to see a photo of the quilt.

Click here for the Supply List. The block pattern is provided in class.

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Backyard Birds

Who can resist a perky bird! This needleturn hand applique class focuses on the invisible stitch, outer points, curves, and more.

From the pattern pack, Backyard Birds. Click here to see a photo of the quilt.

Click here for the Supply List. The block pattern is provided in class.

Land of the Free, center medallion

The center medallion (above) is made from four 12” x 12” blocks — you will work on one of the 12" blocks in class. The flags and center motifs are added after the blocks are set together. Special techniques that will be covered in class include cutaway appliqué on narrow strips and stitching precise outer and inner points. 

This class is suitable for confident beginners and beyond. Click here to see a photo of the quilt.

Click here for the Supply List. The pattern for the center medallion is included in the class.

3-Hour Needleturn Applique Classes

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Tile Tango

Needleturn hand applique is both fun and relaxing once you know to do it! You will learn how to sew an invisible stitch in this class for all skill levels. The focus in this 3-hour class will be on outer points.

From the book, The Quilter's Practical Guide To Color. Click here to see a photo of the quilt.

This class is suitable for all skill levels.

Click here for the Supply List. The pattern is provided in class.

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Texas Tulips

Becky will teach you the basics of needleturn hand applique in this 3-hour class. The focus will be on the invisible stitch, and the outer and inner points found in a tulip.

Click here for the Supply List. The pattern is provided in class.

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Blowin' In The Wind

This 3-hour class focuses on the invisible stitch and the easiest way to sew 2-part leaves.

Click here to see a photo of the quilt. This block, and quilt, are from the book, The Best-Ever Applique Sampler.

Click here for the Supply List. The block pattern is provided in class.

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Perfectly Pointy

It is time to master your points! Come to this 3-hour class and learn the secrets to perfect pointy-ness. This class focuses exclusively on inner and outer points.

Click here for the Supply List. The pattern is provided in class. A small kit is required.

Wool Classes

I like the wool, wool thread, and glue stick from In The Patch. If you would like to shop for wool and other supplies before class, you can find them here or click Wool in the menu bar.

 

 

 

 

 

Stitch It In Wool: Hexie Garden Quilt

6-Hour Class

This block is a hexagon made up of 6 wedges. The flowers in each wedge create a unique (and fun!) block design.

You will practice a variety of wool and needleturn appliqué techniques in class. Whether you are a beginner or experienced quilter, you will have a good time and learn new skills.

From the Hexie Garden Quilt pattern pack.

Click here for the Supply List. The block pattern is provided in class.

 

Stitch It In Wool: Jamestown House

6-Hour Class

Wool applique is fast and fun and you are going to love it! Learn how to make templates and a placement overlay, and how to fuse (or glue) and stitch your wool applique shapes.

The pattern for this 8" x 10" quilt is included in the class.

Click here for the Supply List. The pattern for the class project is provided.

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Stitch It In Wool: Tile Tango

3-Hour or 6-Hour Class

Wool applique is fast and fun and you are going to love it! Learn how to make templates and a placement overlay, and how to fuse (or glue) and stitch your wool applique shapes.

The block shown is not made from wool, but the design is very wool-friendly. This pattern is from the book, The Quilter's Practical Guide To Color. Click here to see a photo of the quilt.

This class is suitable for all skill levels.

Click here for the Wool Tile Tango Supply List. The block pattern is provided in class.

Stitch It In Wool: Texas Tulips

 

3-Hour or 6-Hour Class

Wool applique is fast and fun and you are going to love it! Learn how to make templates and a placement overlay, and how to fuse (or glue) and stitch your wool applique shapes.

This design is very wool-friendly. 

Click here for the Supply List. The block pattern is provided in class.

 

Stitch It In Wool: Strawberry Patch

 

3-Hour Class

You will have fun appliqueing these cute, juicy wool strawberries. You will learn how to make templates and a placement overlay. You will learn to fuse (or glue) your wool applique shapes, the blanket stitch and more! Use your block to make a zippered pouch, pillow, wall quilt, or more.

From our book, Wool Appliqué the Piece O’ Cake Way.

Click here for the Supply List. The pattern for the strawberries and zippered pouch is provided.

Color Class

Practical Color for Quilters

3-Hour or 6-Hour Class

You love color, but you have trouble deciding which colors to use in your quilt. If that sounds familiar, then this is the class for you! You will leave this workshop with practical, easy-to-understand strategies that will allow you to confidently choose colors for your quilts.

This is fun, no-sew class where you get to try out new color combinations on pieced blocks by gluing fabric to paper.

This class is suitable for all skill levels.

Click here for the Supply List.

6-Hour Piecing Classes

Button Box

Come to class and master the art of curved piecing. You will make Drunkard's Path blocks and at least one set-in circle. This class is suitable for confident beginners and beyond.

All sewing is done on the machine.

Button Box can be taught as either a 3- or 6-hour class.

Click here for the 1-Day Supply List.

Improvisational Piecing

Improvisational quiltmaking is like sewing without a net—you decide what you want to make, instead of following a pattern. You will learn how to make decisions and embrace the unexpected as you work on your very own quilt that will be like no one else's.

This class focuses on color and design. You can cut with or without a ruler. All sewing is done on the machine. You can design your quilt to include applique if you wish.

Click here for the 1-Day Supply List.

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Pick-Up Sticks

Pick-Up Sticks is a lovely, modern quilt that really is both fast and fun to make! You will learn how to combine improvisational cutting (using a ruler) with speedy piecing techniques. All sewing is done on the machine.

From the book, The Quilter's Practical Guide To Color.

Click here for the Supply List. The pattern is provided.