"Online quilting classes - creativity is already within you, let us help you express it."

Classes starting soon... Not too late to enroll

Play with machine embroidery, fancy threads, foil glue and foil glitter, Angelina fiber, metallic thread snippets, Mistyfuse and more Price: US$ 30.00 Read more...
Explore the world of creating embellishments with fabric-needle & thread and a whole array of other fun materials Price: US$ 48.00 Read more...
Get help with your unfinished project Price: US$ 40.00 Read more...
Learn to recognize and use inspiration in the world around you Price: US$ 40.00 Read more...

Welcome to the Academy of Quilting

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Free Software for Quilters

Many designers feel they need to buy expensive software to create patterns and designs for quilting, that is not so. You can successfully draw and design by using open-source software. Open-source software means that the software is available free to download and use.

So who is this workshop for? Any quilter or designer who wants to develop their own design from a photo, composition, painting or drawing. Any teacher who wants to draw templates for their students. Any quilt designer who wants to draw professional templates for their patterns. Anyone who wants to learn how to use GIMP (a raster graphic editor), Inkscape (a vector graphic editor) and Posterazor an image enlarger.

In this workshop you will learn not only how to used the above programs, but how to download and install them, what to watch out for so you don't inadvertently download the wrong software and how to use the three programs as well as some other useful tools. You will understand the difference between raster and vector graphics, learn how to use Layers and how to edit images and draw outlines.

What Students are saying about our online classes

"I'm so tickled with my Bible cover that I made using your method of Machine Appliqué in your class. It's not perfect but it's more than I would have done a couple of months ago. Thank you for giving people like me the tools to be able to do techniques like this."

Joyce Levine


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Need a Gift?

Give of gift voucher to your quilter friends or family members so they can choose from the many online workshops we have. It is simple, fast and they get to select their own special learning gift.

 

Have you ever experienced an online quilt class?

We have an online quilt class open for registration and available to you For Free. We want you to experience what it is like to take an online quilt class with us. We provide detailed instructions with photos and video backup to make learning a success. We also offer a classroom forum where we answer any questions you may have about the project or quilting instructions. It is also an area where you will find many other students sharing the same love for quilting. For more details >>

Our Free online class gives you instructions on how to make a useful book cover or tablet cover that you can use for yourself or give away as a gift. Optional features are included like a tab closure or inside pocket for a gift card (a great way to make your gift extra special). This is ideal for Christmas or anytime you need a gift. You can make many, in no time at all. Get a number of templates, learn various types of fusible web applique including blanket stitch and free-motion, have plenty of fun creating.

So come and join us now by registering with us. Remember it's Free

In the Academy of Quilting you will receive:

  • Detailed instructions enhanced with photographs and videos
  • Online presentation of your work along with other students work (optional)
  • A Forum to ask and discuss your questions and learn from questions other students ask
  • The opportunity to meet other students from around the world
  • Classes that are competitively priced and unsurpassed in quality and detail
  • Guaranteed satisfaction or retake the class free of charge when class is rescheduled
  • One password for all classes - No need to remember multiple passwords, you will have your very own password to access all your registered classes
  • Your own Academy space with a list of classes you are registered for, a count down to start date before opening and an update of which lesson the class is currently on.