Becky's Classes

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

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 are available to guilds, shops, and stitch groups! Please email me (becky.pieceocake@gmail.com) if you would like more information.

Bullseye: A Foundation Paper Piecing Class

Click here to find this class on Creative Spark.

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

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.

Right- and left- handed videos included. 

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

Hand Quilting Basics and Beyond

Click here to find this class on Creative Spark.

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.

Right- and left- handed videos included. 

All skill levels welcome.

Stars & Pines—an EPP Class

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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. 

The class includes the pattern, 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.

Right- and left- handed videos included.