Becky's Classes

My classes are online on the new teaching site, Creative Spark.

I have been teaching classes online since May and I truly believe that online classes are better than in-person classes in many important ways.

  • You get to work in your own space, where all of your supplies are.
  • It is nice to be with other people, but they can be a distraction when you are learning new things. People are more focused in their own space and, as a consequence, they get more done.
  • You can watch and work through the class videos at your own pace. And if you want to watch a video again, you can.
  • You don't have to pack up and carry your supplies to/from class.
  • You can take a class no matter where you live, without waiting for the class to be offered nearby.

Click here to go directly to my classes on Creative Spark.

LIVE virtual classes!

In a LIVE class, the class videos are the same but I will be live with you in Zoom discussion meetings throughout the day of class to answer questions and offer tips and tricks in real time. In between Zoom meetings, you can call or text me. 

Live class options (when available) are listed as an optional add-on with these classes on Creative Spark. Student enrollment in each Live class will be limited to keep the discussion manageable.

LIVE virtual classes are available to guilds! Please email me (becky.pieceocake@gmail.com) if you would like more information or to schedule a call.

Virtual guild classes are fun because friends get to visit during the zoom meetings while they work on the same project, at the same time, from their own space. It makes for a very good day of sewing.

Bullseye: A Foundation Paper Piecing Class

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November 21, 2020 — LIVE Bullseye Foundation Paper Piecing Class open to all quilters!

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This eye-catching block is easier to make than it looks! In this class you will learn the techniques that make foundation paper-piecing fun!

You will work on one 20" x 20" block in class. Choose fabrics and colors for your own block to set the mood you want, either vintage or modern. You can repeat blocks to make a bigger quilt or you can use this block alone or as a center medallion. Choose fabrics and colors for your own block to set the mood you want, either vintage or modern.

The eBook, Bullseye Quilts: From Vintage to Modern, is provided with the class.

All skill levels welcome.

Tile Tango: A Hand Applique Class

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December 6, 2020 — LIVE Tile Tango Hand Applique Class open to all quilters!

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This needleturn hand applique class focuses on invisible needleturn applique techniques. This class is perfect for beginners and experienced quilters alike.

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.

The eBook, The Quilter's Practical Guide To Color, with the pattern is provided with the class.

Hand Quilting Basics and Beyond

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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!

You will 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! You will quilt an 18” x 18” square in class that can be finished and used as a pillow or small table topper.

All skill levels welcome.