5 Great Online Quilting Courses + A Webinar!

Did you know that Quilters Club of America premium members can save 10 percent off online courses at Craft University? It’s one of the great perks of being a QCA member! Craft University specializes in online education, and they regularly offer courses with some of quilting’s top designers focusing on a great variety of quilting techniques.

How does an online course work exactly? Each Craft U online course is developed to give you the best learning experience with step-by-step lessons and often include videos, projects/assignments and discussion among other students and the instructor. The courses are incredibly convenient, as you can access them on your home computer on your own schedule.

Craft U also offers webinars from time-to-time, giving you the opportunity to engage with an instructor in a live interactive experience.

Below I’ve gathered together 5 upcoming quilting courses happening on Craft U in July and August — plus a webinar on binding. Click on the course titles or images to learn more about each one:


Machine Quilt Binding Webinar

Instructor: Jenny Kae Parks

When: July 29, 2016 at 1 p.m. ET

Join designer Jenny Kae Parks for a live webinar on binding. She’ll begin with an overview of different ways to bind your projects, then walk you step-by-step through two binding methods: machine/hand and her own all-machine technique.


Creative Quilting for Home Decor

Instructor: Kate Colleran

When: Now - Aug. 22, 2016 (Registration closes July 25) 

Want to make some fun quilted projects for your home? In this course, designer Kate Colleran demonstrates how to make a variety of quilted pillows, table runners, table toppers and placemats, as well as how to customize each to work perfectly in your own home. Throughout the course, Kate shares a variety of tips and techniques for flying geese, paper piecing, hexagons, borders, bindings and more.


Scrap Quilts with Bonnie Hunter

Instructor: Bonnie Hunter

When: Now - Aug. 29, 2016 (Registration closes Aug. 1)

If you love scrap quilts, this is the course for you. Beloved scrap quilt designer and Quiltmaker Magazine “Addicted to Scraps” columnist Bonnie Hunter will teach you all about her famous Leaders to Enders method of saving scraps plus walk you through making six of her favorite "Addicted to Scraps" quilt blocks. Along the way you’ll learn all sorts of great techniques like strip piecing, paper piecing, partial seams, complex triangle units and more.


Printing on Fabric with Natural Materials

Instructor: Jane Davila

When: Jul. 25 - Sept. 5, 2016

One of our editors recently referred to this course as “summer camp for quilters,” and that description couldn’t be more accurate! Jane Davila will show you how to create unique fabric with vegetables, fruit and other natural three-dimensional objects — all using non-toxic paints and inks and environmentally-friendly techniques. You’ll create stunning sun prints, learn a variety of direct and indirect printing techniques and more. Then, Jane will show you how to use your original fabrics in quilts and home decor projects like pillows and table runners.


Fused Raw-Edge Applique Portraits

Instructor: Lea McComas

When: Aug. 1 - Sept. 5, 2016

Have you ever seen an impressive fabric portrait quilt and wished you knew how to create one? Lea McComas will walk you step-by-step through the process as she shares her award-winning techniques for translating photo onto fiber. With Lea’s guidance, you’ll master fused, raw-edge appliqué portraits using fat-quarter fabrics for your first project.


Patchwork Shortcuts & Raw-Edge Applique

Instructor: Lynne Hagmeier

When: Aug. 29 - Oct. 10, 2016

In this course with designer Lynne Hagmeier, simplify traditional quilt blocks to eliminate difficult piecing by using Lynne’s layered patchwork technique. And you’ll love learning Lynne’s raw-edge appliqué technique, too. The course includes three projects: a 68” square lap quilt, 28” square mini quilt and a table runner. 


QCA members, click here to learn more about using your Craft University discount!



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