Take an Online Class with Me!
These are my online at Creative Spark. There are many benefits to online classes!
- Work in your own space, where all of your supplies are.
- Be focused in your own space and get more done.
- Watch (and re-watch) the lessons at your own pace.
- Take the classes you are interested in without waiting for them to be offered nearby.
If you are a quilt guild, shop, or stitch group interested in having me teach a hybrid live/online or in-person, please click here for more details.
Spring Bling: Turned-Edge Machine Applique & Freezer Paper Piecing
You get two teachers in one class—Mj Kinman and me! We are two quilt artists with very different styles who worked together to bring you one beautiful quilt—with 2 amazing border options!
MJ gives you detailed information to help you choose the perfect colors for your gem. You will come away with new ways to think about color and clarity. Use her no-fail freezer paper templates that allow you to cut and sew your gem so that it comes together seamlessly.
I will walk you through every step of turned-edge machine applique—and give tips for fusible, raw-edge applique. You will learn to make and use freezer paper templates, a vinyl placement overlay, and how to turn and glue the seam allowances in place, creating a tidy turned edge for your applique.
When it's time to sew, you will become a master of the machine blanket stitch, using an open-toe embroidery foot for greater accuracy.
Suitable for adventurous beginners or skilled sewists.
Birds in Toyland: Wool or Needleturn Hand Applique
Birds in Toyland is playful, whimsical, and maybe a bit mischievous ;-). These birds have personality! The Christmas trees signify the season, and the string of lights on the quilt provides a festive glow that will make you smile.
Make the whole quilt or choose the blocks you like best to make smaller projects like pillows, wall quilts, table toppers, and more. The class includes detailed lessons to help you master wool hand-appliqué and needle-turn hand-appliqué. You can choose either technique or combine both for a unique combination of the two. Spark joy as you embellish your Birds in Toyland projects with sequins, beads, ribbons, and trim to make your quilt bright and sparkly.
Right- and left- handed videos are included.
A PDF handout with the patterns comes with the online class. The book, Birds in Toyland, will be available Spring 2022.
Bullseye: Foundation Paper Piecing
Bullseye is a totally addictive quilt-making experience. I know that it looks scary, but I promise that if you follow instructions and sew on the line, you can absolutely make a beautiful Bullseye. And once you make one, you will want to make more!
If you are like me, you like to learn how to do things from a real person—rather than only from a book. In this class, I am the real person you will learn from. And because these are videos, I was able to add tips and tricks that are impossible to include in printed instructions.
The class covers the Center Circle, Ring 1, Ring 2, and the Corners that form one block in the larger 9-block quilt. Techniques you will learn include foundation paper piecing and curved piecing, specifically set-in circles. Once you complete the course, you will be a foundation paper piecing pro! The class block finishes at 20” x 20”. You can use this block by itself, or make more for the larger quilt.
The eBook, Bullseye Quilts: From Vintage to Modern, is provided with the online class.
Tile Tango: A Hand Applique Class
Tile Tango is a needle turn hand appliqué class. You will use the needle to turn the seam allowance under and sew it in place with an invisible appliqué stitch. I know that applique is the is the A-word for a lot of people but please trust me - you can do it, and you will love it!
This needleturn hand applique class focuses on invisible needleturn applique techniques and is perfect for beginners and experienced quilters alike. No matter your skill level, this class will teach you everything you need to know to become a confident hand appliquér.
Each flower rests on an 8" x 8" block. Four 8" blocks are sewn together make the larger 16" block. You will work on one 8” block in class. This project is in The Quilter’s Practical Guide to Color, so of course I will give you excellent ideas on how to color your quilt that include backgrounds, flowers, leaves, and stems.
Right- and left- handed videos included.
The eBook, The Quilter's Practical Guide To Color, with the pattern is provided with the online class.
Hand Quilting Basics and Beyond
Hand quilting adds beautiful texture and softness to your quilts. You will love the relaxed rhythm of hand quilting and experience real joy as you watch your stitches enhance your quilt. And just so you know, it is perfectly OK to mix hand and machine quilting!
Learn how to baste the layers, prepare the edges of the quilt so they stay tidy as you quilt. Most importantly, you will learn the classic hand quilting, rocking stitch. You will have the choice of making small, traditional stitches or showy, fast, big stitches.
It is a very good idea to learn hand quilting on a small project before launching into a big quilt! I recommend quilting an 18” x 18” square in class that can be finished and used as a pillow or small table topper.
Right- and left- handed videos included. The Hand Sewing ebook is included with the online class.
All skill levels welcome.
Stars & Pines—an EPP Class
English paper piecing is a traditional sewing method where paper pieces fit together like a puzzle - add fabric, stitch them together, and you have a quilt! EPP is sewing that can go with you anywhere.
In this class for all skill levels you will learn how to print and cut your own EPP papers which opens up major design possibilities. There are lessons on color and design, 3 different kinds of stitches, how to hold your sewing (which is more important than you might think), and much more!
The online class includes the pattern for Stars & Pines (a small quilt), and the Hand Sewing ebook
Right- and left- handed videos included.