Teaches students 8 and up
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
Teaching since 2010
Private Quilting Teacher
I have been quilting for over 20 years. I absolutely love quilting and want to share quilting with all who are interested.
I have taught quilting to several individuals. I teach many styles: Piecing, Applique, Paper Piecing, Finishing the Quilt Sandwich, and Longarm quilting. I am interested in sharing this art with beginners as well as experienced quilters who want to learn a new skill.
Come join the quilting community! Let your inner creativity come out with fabric!
I have been sewing for over 30 years. I absolutely love sewing and want to share sewing with all who are interested. I have taught quilting, sewing clothing, sewing home decorating goods, and more. I am interested in sharing this art with beginners as well as experienced sewers who want to learn a
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At its most basic form, quilting simply refers to sewing at least two pieces of fabric together, usually around cotton batting, in order to make a thicker, more padded final product. Quilted fabric's typically used to fashion bedding and warm clothing. Quilting, however, is much more than creating squishy, insulating fabric; it's art!
No quilter can deny the joy that comes from browsing different fabrics, coming up with exciting color schemes, trying out new blocks, and designing quilting patterns. Quilting is truly an art form of its own. There're endless patterns to learn that use a variety of shapes. From simple checkerboard quilts, to memory quilts, and complicated spirals, quilting offers up quilters limitless possibilities for creativity.
Why You Should Learn to Quilt
Quilting can have a similar effect on the brain as meditation. As a result, quilting has the power to lower blood pressure, reduce physical pain, and provide potent stress relief. If you like the sound of less stress, then you can even work on quilt patterns specifically designed to lower anxiety.
Quilting's also excellent for the brain's health. Working with various shapes, patterns, measuring, arranging, and doing the math that's involved with quilting improves memory, problem solving skills, spatial awareness, creativity, and cognitive function. Quilting can even stave off age-related cognitive decline.
Although you might not expect it, quilting's actually a social activity, too. When you start learning to quilt or if you're already a skilled quilter, you can join a local quilting guild. You'll get to meet regularly with other creatively minded individuals to share ideas and socialize.
The Best Way to Learn How to Quilt and What You'll Practice in Lessons
It's not hard to find free quilting classes and tutorials online, but the best way to learn to quilt is with a private teacher. In private lessons, you'll receive the kind of personalized instruction and undivided attention that simply isn't possible watching online videos or in a group class setting. You'll pick up new techniques and overcome challenges quickly.
No two private lessons are the same! Teachers design private classes to meet each student's unique needs, depending on their existing knowledge and preferred learning style. For example, quilting lessons for children differ from quilting classes for adults in terms of teaching methods and course content. Learning with a private quilting teacher, you'll stay motivated and interested, while you learn at a pace that's comfortable for you.
Sample Curriculum for Beginner Quilting
If you love looking at fabrics and have always wanted to try quilting, then beginner lessons are for you. In beginner lessons, your teacher will introduce you to the tools and techniques you need to start quilting. You'll start out working on small projects to learn and practice different skills. Your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:
- Learn to hand-stitch
- Get comfortable with your sewing machine
- Acquire all the supplies you need
- Learn how to measure and cut fabric
- Pinning and sewing fabric
- Complete a small quilted project
Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Quilting
If you know the basics of quilting, but want to challenge yourself with more complicated quilting blocks and improved designs, then intermediate lessons are for you. Your teacher will introduce you to more advanced quilting techniques, time-saving tricks, and more. In intermediate lessons, your quilting tutor might choose to cover the following topics:
- Choosing fabrics with an eye for design and color
- Perfecting the quarter-inch seam
- Learn to rotary cut
- Learn how to strip piece
- Mitered binding
- Make a crazy quilt
Sample Curriculum for Advanced Quilting
If you know the basic quilting patterns and are a master with stitching, cutting, and pinning, then advanced lessons are for you. In advanced classes, you'll challenge yourself with complicated techniques, designs, and materials. You'll transform quilting from craft to fine art. Advanced course content depends on the student's goals and interests, but your teacher might cover the following topics:
- Working with complex blocks
- Mixing techniques
- Free-motion quilting
- Hexagons, octagons, stars, and more
- Working with unusual materials
- Design your own complex patterns
How to Find a Quilting Teacher Near You
If you're ready to start making art from scraps of fabric, a private teacher will show you the ropes (stitches?). Finding a quilting tutor on TakeLessons is easy! A quick search will lead you to a list of experienced, qualified teachers who offer lessons online and in-person. Before choosing the teacher who's right for you, be sure to read through several profiles and reviews written by other quilting students.
The price of quilting classes varies, but most teachers base their rates on the length of lessons. With so many teachers to choose from, you'll have no problem finding someone who can work with your quilting budget and your schedule. Plus, private lessons are an investment that pays off fast. You'll get comfortable with a need and thread, your sewing machine, and learn how to create beautiful textile creations with just a few lessons.