Join fiber artist Lea McComas as she help to expands your creative quilting journey with classes focusing on the use of different techniques and mediums. Known primarily as an art quilter, Lea has gained international recognition for her thread work portraits.
Meet Ann Myhre, creator of the fabulous 2017 Zoo Nouveau summer quilt project. Fiber artist, author and teacher, Ann Myhre, designer of our multi-technique summer quilt project, has loved art and textiles for as long as she can remember.
Libby Lehman is an internationally recognized quilter famous for her thread work. She is the author of Threadplay with Libby Lehman and her quilt Joy Ride was chosen as one of the Best 100 American Quilts of the 20th Century. Libby shows you some great stitches for enhancing your quilts.
Barbara Persing is a longarm machine quilter, author, and pattern designer. In this series of classes, Barbara will introduce you to the four simple steps that will help you choose the best quilting for your quilt.
Take the Steps to Longarm Success: You get the basics, the tips and techniques of long arm quilting from Quilting Star Linda V. Taylor. Linda is an award-winner, entrepreneur, and quilting legend and understands how to get you started with this amazing tool for quilting. Non-long arm quilters will also benefit from these lessons.
Meet Becky Goldsmith, creator of the fabulous 2019 TQS BOM Sizzle quilt.
Becky Goldsmith is an award-winning quilter who travels to teach quilting both nationally and internationally. Her classes are always interesting and informative, with an emphasis on teaching techniques that help you improve your sewing skills without making you crazy.
Becky met Linda Jenkins, her partner in Piece O’ Cake Designs, at a meeting of the Green Country Quilters’ Guild in Tulsa, OK, in 1986. They started Piece O' Cake in 1994 and, since then, have published more than 30 books and hundreds of patterns, including 7 Blocks of the Month. Linda is mostly retired now while Becky continues writing books and patterns.
Becky says that, for all of us, making quilts is interesting, fulfilling, and challenging—and that being a member of the quilting community is an added bonus. She never imagined that being a quilter would become her life’s work, but she’s so happy that it did!
Designer, teacher and lecturer Lynn Wilder has found a way to make “Patchwork Math” palatable for all of us. She has a system for breaking down quilt designs into smaller components and making complex projects much more manageable and accessible. With a combination of grid units and various tools, she makes the daunting become doable.
Click here for Lynn's book - "Easy Patchwork Math."
Carolyn Hock has completed not one, but three Sue Garman BOMs. She says that Block-of-the-Month quilts are the best way to build your skills as a quilter. Every month, after you download your pattern directions for a portion of the quilt, Carolyn who will be there with video lessons to share tips and tricks for your precision piecing while working on your TQS 2017 BOM, The Halo Medallion Quilt.
Margo has come up with many tips and tricks for TQS Members which have been collected here and include help for both the 2013 and 2011 BOMs.
Cheryl Lynch - quilter, pattern designer, author, and teacher - has found a creative way to preserve her memories through wonderful embellished folding fiber books. Cheryl will teach you her methods for creating your own books.
Join author and designer Christine Barnes (The Quilter’s Color Club) as she demystifies color and shows you how to choose and combine fabrics—“magic fabrics”—to create special effects like luminosity, transparency, luster, and opalescence.
Here is a technique you have wanted to learn and will start using right away. Top teacher Nancy Prince will walk you through the skills and thrills of thread painting. You are going to love the process and the projects you will create.
Helen Gibb, a native of Australia now residing in the United States, has been designing in the craft and needle art industry since 1985. Helen teaches ribbonwork throughout the world and is the author of a number of books. Helen has designed a 1920s style postcard project with small ribbon flowers, bows, and lace that will also work for many of your other sewing projects.
Chief designer and creative force behind Kaleidoscope Kreator, Jeanie is known for her ability to simplify complex concepts for beginners and advanced learners alike. Join her as she guides you from the camera to the computer and on to printing on fabric.
Learn how to make a sampler quilt with Laura Nownes. We will teach you everything you need to know to make a quilt top, from fabric selection to assembly. You will learn about nine-patches, pinwheels, sawtooth stars, log cabins, and quarter square triangles.
Join us on a new 12-month quilting journey as we bring you a fabulous quilt designed especially for TQS by Sarah Vedeler. Sedona Star is a spectacular medallion quilt that features a beautiful center star surrounded by a charming array of appliqué elements.
Laura Wasilowski and Frieda Anderson from the Chicago School of Fusing teach you the basics of fusing. You'll learn how to transfer patterns to fabric, free cut fabric shapes, create woven collages, and much, much more. These techniques can be used to create two patterns, Birds and Flowers from Laura and Prairie Flowers from Frieda.
Lauren, an accomplished artist and doll maker, is the author of Fabric Embellishing – The Basics & Beyond. In her Fabric Fancification class she will guide you through embellishing a small quilt. In Drawing Faces on Fabric, Lauren will walk you through the steps necessary to draw whimsical faces on fabric.