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What works for you? Online lesson or local teacher? Either way, your quilting lessons are live, interactive, and customized for you.

Sonya M.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2010
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Sonya M.

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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!

About Sonya

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

Recent Reviews
Patty
Wow! Miss Sonya knows so much and was ready to help with everything from setting up my machine to initial cutting fabrics. She moves at my pace and has a wonderful presence! Loved this first lesson and would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to learn to quilt =D
Latonya
She is down to earth, knowledgeable, and tackled concerns I had with sewing a particular project. Will be paying for her services again very soon.
Avery W.
Sonya is wonderful! My daughter came hime after her first sewing lesson so excited about what she will learn. It took her 30 minutes, talking a mile a minute, to share every detail. Sonya made her feel comfortable and eager to learn more.

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing quilting teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream quilting teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Quilting Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute quilting lessons is $46. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $42 and $50 per hour.
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Hear From TakeLessons Quilting Students

Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

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"Sonya is wonderful! Very knowledgeable and very patient with newbies like me. I will definitely be taking more lessons with her in the future."
- Ragan
Took Quilting lessons from Sonya M.
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"Donna is not just a teacher, but also a quilt designer. She shared one of her own original applique designs with me. It turned out beautifully, and was so much fun to learn."
- Jean
Took Quilting lessons from Donna Z.
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"My first lesson with Sonya was great. I have no experience and she made the process enjoyable. By the end of my first lesson she had me sewing."
- Jeanmarie Krebser
Took Quilting lessons from Sonya M.
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"She is the best!!"
- Raegan
Took Quilting lessons from Sonya M.
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"Wow! Miss Sonya knows so much and was ready to help with everything from setting up my machine to initial cutting fabrics. She moves at my pace and has a wonderful presence! Loved this first lesson and would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to learn to quilt =D"
- Patty
Took Quilting lessons from Sonya M.
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"I have had several quilting lessons with Donna and have truly enjoyed our lessons. She is patient, kind, friendly and supportive. She is creative and clearly passionate about the art of quilting. I highly recommend her if you are looking to learn how to sew and/or quilt."
- Diane
Took Quilting lessons from Donna Z.

Private Quilting Lessons Near You

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.