Virtual Classes for Quilters, Crafters, and Artists

Live Virtual Workshops: August

Each of these virtual courses is scheduled to begin and end on a specific date. The Academy cannot answer questions about the courses. Please click through to each independent instructor's website for more information. We appreciate your support of these independent business women and men.

StarQuar Scrap Quilts

August 4, 2022
with Diane Harris of Stash Bandit

Use all of your scraps and favorite fabrics to make something amazing!  Learn the most entertaining technique for Stash Bandits StarQuar Units.  Then use your scrappy units together to make a variety of designs.

Free-Motion Fearless Fun!

August 18, 2022
with Sandy Fitzpatrick

Take the fear out of free-motion quilting by joining Sandy in this fun and easy LIVE class. You will learn new designs and have the courage to tackle your unfinished quilts.

Machine Appliqué 

August 20, 2022
with Sandy Fitzpatrick

Join Sandy for this LIVE class on machine appliqué. You will feel like you are sitting beside her in this interactive virtual class. She will show you how easy machine appliqué can be!

"Herringbone-anza" Quilt Workshop

August 27, 2022
with Tina Curran

Learn to make a herringbone quilt or a quilted pillow with no paper-piecing nor Y-seams! This pattern uses regular piecing and just might change your life.

Easy Quilt Binding by Machine

August 27, 2022
with Diane Harris

Learn my all-machine method of quilt binding that mimics a hand-sewn finish. It's fast, it's secure and it's beautiful. I've been using it for more than 20 years and this binding has stood the test of time. I think you'll love it!

Fabric Collaborations: Kindergarten for Grownups

August 31, 2022
with Robin Koehler

Fabric Collaborations is a 6-hour class providing inspiration and drawing hacks so your personally cultivated stash can work harder for you:) Loads of inspiration, opportunities to collaborate with fellow classmates, and tips from an internationally published designer. Every student will create unique work.

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Live Virtual Workshops: September

Sense of Space

September 6, 2022
with Natalya Khorover

From hangars to cathedrals, libraries and brownstones to ranches and theaters - like I do? Do you get excited by a variety of structures? Do you long to create artwork based on your favorite architecture?  In this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to look at the man-made world from different perspectives in order to create a special artwork that speaks directly to the unique way in which you see the world.

The Art of Chikankari

September 23, 2022
with Saba Asim

Learn over 15 special Chikankari stitches and ways to use them in projects, in this exclusive whitework embroidery workshop.

Shimmering Triangles

September 23, 2022
with Julia Graves

Make this gorgeous quilt that gives the effect of water rippling in a stream. It is a perfect pattern to showcase beautiful fabric, especially large scale prints. You will achieve the shimmer by applying easy to understand color and value concepts that you can also use to enhance all your future quilts! This quilt looks complicated, but is actually quite easy to construct. You will learn a quick piecing method for half-square triangles with perfect points. You will use Jenny Bowker’s pattern with an instructor indorsed by Jenny herself.

Parisian Curves Bold Modern Improv

September 24, 2022
with Carole Lyles Shaw

Would you like to create improv quarter circle curves with NO templates or matching? Join me in the Parisian Curves Workshop and I will share all of my tips for making a bold modern quilt with improvisational curved blocks.

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Live Virtual Workshops: October

Amazing Abstracts

October 8, 2022
with Julia Graves

Create an abstract quilt that has amazing movement and drama. Go from inspiration to a simple sketch, then have fun “coloring” your sketch with bits of fabric to create a mock-up of your design – see before you sew! The design is gridded and blocks are foundation pieced using an easy sew and flip method with room for creativity and improvisation. Lots of discussion of design principles and how to use color and value to create the drama and desired effects.

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