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.

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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.

Roxane Lessa

Roxane-LessaHome: Raleigh, North Carolina

Roxane was a professional ballet dancer in her youth. Now she enjoys creating movement with color, line, and shapes, using textiles as her muse. She has exhibited her work in many group and solo shows internationally and at home in the US. In 2012, she won the Niche Award for Decorative Art. She also teaches textile arts in her studio, and at stores and guilds. Roxane has a B.S. in Costume Design and Textiles, but considers herself a life-long learner of textile arts.

Roxane 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. She also delivers a valuable lecture, titled: What Every Art Quilter Needs to Know Before They Sew, illustrated with a trunk show of her own award-winning work, and slides of students’ work. She lives and works in Raleigh, NC with her 2 daughters and one lazy studio cat. Visit Her Website and Blog.

Chris Kirsch

Chris-Lynn-KirschHome: Watertown, Wisconsin

Author of Repliqué Quilts, Snuggle & Learn Quilts for Kids, Compass Capers and Where do I Start With Fiber Art?

Chris’ “no fear” attitude shines through in her enthusiasm for teaching classes on machine appliqué, free motion quilting, beginning fiber art, and designing and stitching Mariner’s Compass variation quilts. She also offers a variety of lectures meant to entertain and inspire.

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Joan Derylak

Joan-Derylak2Home: Simpsonville, South Carolina

In 2008 a local quilt shop asked Joan to teach a class on one of her first bargello jackets and Figure Flattering Quiltwear was born.

Joan designs and publishes her own line for Quiltwear patterns for ladies of all sizes and shapes, and she means all sizes and shapes. If you are bored with the programs at your guild meetings, try “I don’t want to look like I’ve been hit by a paint truck”, OR “Quiltwear I can wear out to lunch with my non-quilting friends”.

A Lecture and Trunk shop with Joan is fun as well as informative. Her jacket patterns are grouped by body type to make the selection process easier. Jacket workshops always start with a short fitting. Student literally try on sloper muslin jackets in a variety of sizes and body types, then jump right into creating their own unique garments.

If you tired of those old doughty sweatshirt jackets then check us out at Figure Flattering Quiltwear for ALL ladies bust measurements 32”-57”, petite-plus sizes. Take a good look at her Gallery of Garments for inspiration and her Classes for your next guild workshop.

Sue Patten

Sue PattenHome:

Sue Patten is not your typical quilter. Anyone who knows Sue knows her high energy, innovative designs and techniques and would tell you to expect the unexpected! Always with a story to tell and a tip or trick to share, her classes are non-stop educational and fun. Sue is an award winning longarm quilter, who has travelled throughout Canada, The United States, Europe and The UK teaching her unique and innovative styles to longarm, domestic, and hand quilters alike.

Sue offers a wide variety of classes for all levels of quilters, including hands on, lecture demos, and drawing classes along with a must see, hilariously funny, trunk show. This includes everything from her hand work, to her world- renowned, award-winning thread art quilts. Sue is the author of “Quilting Possibilities…Freehand Filler Patterns” and “Adaptable Quilting Designs” published by AQS Books.

Sue is a designer of fabric, stencils, machine embroidery patterns, hand embroidery patterns, red work patterns, Innovative whole cloth designs, longarm computerized patterns, hand and machine quilting designs,a thread designer and most importantly mother of three.

Her work has been featured in dozen’s of magazines over the last 10 years and she has been featured on various TV shows such as “The Quilt Show” with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, “America Sews” with Sue Hausmann, QNN TV’s Quilt It and “Linda Taylor’s Longarm Quilting Show”. Sue also also offers a full range of training video’s.

She has presented trunk shows and classes to guilds around the world and is a regular teacher at dozen’s of international quilt show- Houston International Quilt Show, American Quilters Show, MQS, MQX, Machine Quilting Today, Quilting with Machines, just to name a few…

To view a full list of Sues Classes and Trunk Show Descriptions Visit Her Blog.

To Book Classes or A Trunk Show please contact her at suepattenquilts@yahoo.ca