Upcoming Quilting Online Courses

Get essential quilting tips and expert advice from the brightest minds in quilting via our new online courses! Our online courses engaging and easy-to-follow instruction inspires students to take the next step in their quilting education. Whether you are a beginner or interested in more advanced instruction or looking for advice about how to make your craft into a business, our online courses, served through our sister company, Craft University, makes learning new quilting techniques or expanding on skills you already have, both fun and rewarding.

Each online course ranges from one to four weeks. You can complete lessons on your own schedule within your course session. In each course, you’ll get guidance from an experienced instructor, interact with other students, and complete exercises that will help you grow your skills. In these online quilting classes you will use some of the most prestigious resources on the market. Courses take place on the Blackboard platform.

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A Course in Quilty: Let’s Make Patchwork

Course Starts: Sept 29, 2014
Where: Online (Blackboard)
Course Length: 3 weeks
Course Tuition: $129
Instructor: Mary Fons
Learn More or REGISTER HERE!


The mission of Quilty is to help beginner quiltmakers find success and have fun making quilts. This online course, from Quilty editor and creative director Mary Fons, is an immersive, info-packed must-see for anyone wanting to learn beautiful, basic patchwork.

The course first covers fundamentals of patchwork, including rotary cutting, sewing an accurate quarter-inch seam, pinning and pressing, and more. You’ll get a clear understanding of straight-of-grain and bias, too, which will help you find success in your piecing.

From there, you’ll use your basic skills to create three different, gorgeous blocks, including a string block, a Log Cabin, and the classic paper-pieced “Economy” block. You’ll also get a great lesson in triangles as Mary shows you how to make half-square triangle units, quarter-square triangle units, and great 60-degree triangles, too.

Any quilter looking to learn or supplement her know-how will have fun and benefit from ‘A Course in Quilty.’ So sign up and get ready to enjoy some time in the studio with Mary!


  • Get a realistic “shopping list” of the supplies you’ll need to create basic patchwork.
  • Learn what Mary means by “the patchwork quartet” (Spoiler Alert: cutting, sewing, pressing…and ripping!)
  • Understand how to sew an accurate quarter-inch seam.
  • Learn several methods for creating half-square triangles quarter-square triangles.
  • Explore string quilts by making a string block.
  • Develop a strong understanding of paper-piecing.
  • Gain a better understanding of log cabin blocks: their history, construction, and setting, too!
  • Observe different color options for each segment’s featured patchwork.
  • Get a handle — once and for all — on the difference between straight-of-grain and bias.
  • Learn what chain-piecing is.
  • Discover what it means to have low, medium, and high contrast in your patchwork.
  • Leave the course feeling confident YOU can make patchwork successfully.


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