Collect and Connect With Your Favorite Fabrics Through Quiltmaking!
A whole new way to learn how to make beautiful quilts, with Blair Stocker of Wise Craft Handmade.
Class starts September 11, 2017
Dream, Learn, Quilt! is three concepts and interactive lessons, delivered over six weeks
Get inspired, learn to translate inspiration to quilt making.
Dive into easy to grasp concepts to design a quilt you will love.
Making, sharing, and finishing in a supportive community.
Join a classroom of fellow learners, all available for support and inspiration. Get full support from Blair as we work through each inspiring lesson. She will be available for all questions, and we’ll connect both in the virtual classroom and via FB Live videos.
My love of quilt making is tied to the stories stitched into cloth.
Dream, Learn Quilt! will show you how to be inspired, not inhibited,
by the limits of your own special collection of fabrics.
This course is for you if you find yourself…
Saving beautiful fabric for a someday quilt that never gets made?
DREAMING up great ideas for quilts that you’d like to make?
Loving the idea of a quilt to celebrate (birth, marriage, first apartment, college freshman, etc)?
Wanting to LEARN the basics of making a well-constructed quilt, but thinking there seems to be a lot of “rules” in QUILT making? (and who’s got time for that?)
Making quilts, but looking for new ways to get inspired?
Many years ago, this was ME!
I’d made a lot of other things, but knew nothing about quilting (most makers in my family were crocheters). I had my daughter’s first year baby clothes, but not a lot of knowledge about how to actually make a quilt. But for some reason, I was desperate to make one with her clothes. This was pre-Amazon prime (so, no quickly ordering a how-to book), pre-online learning (or at least it was with our dial up internet connection), and very limited time- I was very busy mothering two small kids with no extra time to research and find local quilt classes. And yet, this quilt still seemed like a good idea. I figured, how hard can it be?
Don’t I just cut different fabric into squares and sew them together?
Well, kind of, sort of, but not exactly…
But I’ll talk more about that quilt in class. (Spoiler, it DID get made!)
I didn’t know what it was that I didn’t know. Sometimes ignorance is bliss, but in this case, it made the whole process of making that quilt a bit clunky. It creatively tapped me, and after that I didn’t have the skills to make more quilts until much much later.
Flash forward to now. That same daughter is entering college in a few weeks. And since that first one, I’ve made too many quilts to count!
As I was designing this ecourse, I really thought about all that I didn’t understand when I was making that first quilt.
If I look back to the class I took I think I appreciated Blair's enthusiasm the most. She was very encouraging and did a great job at explaining things to help us novices with our quilts.- Karla
Took an Up-to-date cycle quilting class with Blair. She was very supportive and encouraging. Loved sharing ideas with other participants. A very creative group. Got ideas for future projects.- Deborah
How It Will Work-
New lessons are delivered each week for 6 weeks, on a private website.
Class is completely online (come to class in your pjs!).
Classes are delivered a variety of ways (written, printables, video, live video, still images).
No matter how you learn best, its there.
Learn the important basics of quilting, without all the technical information that makes our eyes glaze over (I’ve been there).
Get beyond following a pre-designed quilt pattern. Learn how to layout and create your own quilt using new fabrics, treasured textiles, saved cloth. Whatever inspires you is fair game.
Learn how to look for and use design and color inspiration in your quilts.
Be a part of a virtual quilting bee, stitching along with you every step of the way.
Begin and finish your (first or hundredth) beautiful quilt in this class.
I signed up for Blair's workshop because I had been gifted a large amount of antique lace and antique clothing. I wanted the courage and the inspiration to cut into those beautiful pieces, and I need the confidence that I could create something beautiful and actually useful out of the materials. I got the instruction, inspiration, and maybe most importantly, the enthusiasm I needed to get started from Blair and the other students. It was a fantastic day of creative exploration for me.- Angela
I had so much fun at Blair's up-cycling quilt class! I loved the concept of using material I already had, but what I loved most about the class was that it gave me the knowledge and confidence to make a quilt. I feel like I got a good grasp on how to use the tools and learn simple but crucial steps in the quilting process, like: no need to backstitch on the piecing and doing things in batches...I have saved so much time and it has made the process so much more fun! Lots and lots of aha! moments to be had in Blair's class! Thank you for the inspiration, Blair!- Andrea
I took the quilting with upcycled materials class with Blair. Blair took time to get to know each student and work with them 1 on 1 to develop an idea for their quilt. She was so interested in the textiles each student brought, our stories, and had inspiring ideas for how to make something truly special. It was really fun! A great class! - Meg
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