Five Ways to Find A Teacher

BY DATE – Use Search the Calendar to find teacher’s bookings by state and date. Use this if you are looking for teachers who are already booked to teach near you. Useful for guilds and quilters who like to travel or just to see what’s happening in your state or a nearby state/province.

BY NAME – Use the search box on the sidebar to type in a teacher’s name and find more information about the teacher, such as their home state, their website link and their teaching specialties.

BY LOCATION – In the sidebar, click the name of the state or province to find all teachers who live in that state – you might be surprised!!

BY SPECIALTY – In the sidebar, click a tag to find all teachers who teach that technique.

BY NEWSLETTER – CLICK —> Newsletter to view and download the most recent PDF Newsletter. The Newsletter lists teacher engagements by region of the country and is a great way to see what teachers are already booked in your part of the country. The newsletter also has in-depth info on a select group of Featured Teachers. You can sign up below to receive the newsletter regularly.


The Featured Teachers shown on the sidebar are those teachers who are eagerly seeking new teaching engagements and who have paid a nominal fee for premium placement.

Featured Teachers

JoanDerylakWho doesn’t love quilted clothing? It shows our passion to the world and instantly connects us with other quilters. Let teacher Joan Derylak help you create the most gorgeous, figure flattering quilted clothing possible. Contact her today at joand @ figureflatteringquiltwear.com to schedule her classes for your guild!

Roxane-LessaRoxane is known as The Art Quilter’s Coach. She offers private, one-on-one coaching for quilters who want to design and make their own amazing art quilts, but don’t know where to begin. She also teaches small, intimate workshops for quilting guilds and stores. Her unique coaching style of teaching helps bring out the best in her students, with concentration on composition and design and use of color and value. Contact Roxane at roxane @ roxanelessa.com

CherylSleboda3My work can be found in national magazines, national exhibitions and quilt shows, and on Quilting Arts TV. I offer lectures on eTextiles and a trunk show of hundreds of mini art quilts. I teach on topics from electronics in quilting to heirloom dimensional sewing, to cartooning for quilters. Contact Cheryl at quilts @ muppin.com

SuziParron-2Suzi Parron is the traveling (in her RV) Barn Quilter. Her presentation will take you across the country with barn quilts and their fascinating stories. Suzi travels extensively across the country and is probably already booked near you – contact her now to arrange a show for YOUR guild! suziparron @ gmail.com

Marguerita McManus is the author of several quilt-as-you-go books, including “Crazy Shortcut Quilts” and she loves giving trunk shows with real quilts to groups of quilters. She’s already on the road in her RV just waiting to come and teach for you. Drop her a note at MMQuilts @ gmail.com

CarolLylesShawCarole is an enthusiastic modern quilter and mixed media artist. She brings her painless and fun approach to improvisational modern quilting to her lectures and workshops. Beginner or experienced—all are welcome. Take a look at her workshops and contact her from her website for information. You can reach Carole at Carole @ lyles.net

Melody-CrustMelody Crust is an award winning quilter, nationally celebrated fabric artist, author and quilt judge who brings her natural teaching ability and contagious enthusiasm to quilters from coast to coast Take a look at her workshops and then contact Melody via email at melody @ melodycrust.com

Nancy-Eha-portrait3Nancy has explored beading on fabric for 20+ years. She has spent countless hours asking “What If?” questions with her chosen materials. Doing so she has developed new and unique beading stitches and techniques that go far beyond the tradition five bead embroidery stitches. Contact Nancy at nancyeha @ beadcreative.com

Patricia Belyea

Patricia BelyeaHome: Seattle, Washington

Patricia Belyea, an artisan quilter, imports vintage hand-dyed yukata cottons from Japan. In 2013, she opened a petite yukata cotton shop in the lower level of her Seattle home where she also teaches quilting classes. An avid traveler, Patricia visits guilds and shares her passion for quilting.

Visit Her Website

Joy-Lily

Joy-Lily2Home: San Francisco, California

Joy-Lily is the author of Carefree Quilts – A Freestyle Twist on Classic Designs. She specializes in creating fabric for quilting by dyeing, printing, painting and screen printing. (Plain fabric is not safe around her!) Her current workshops include: Silk Painting, Dyeing for Quilters, Dye and Discharge, Shibori Scarf Dyeing, Silk Collage, Gradient Magic and a selection of projects using the original blocks in Carefree Quilts. She has been teaching quilt classes locally and providing talks and workshops to guilds in California and beyond since 2001.

Her slide talks:
Dyeing to Tell You, a colorful story about becoming a fiber art and quilter, including color mixing strategies, dyeing tips and happy mistakes
How to Be a Carefree Quilter with tips, tricks and new ideas for “perfection free” quilting
Fiberjoy Goes to India, the adventures of a quilter and fiber artist traveling solo on a textile tour in India
Visit Her Website for more inspiration.