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 @ 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 @

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 @

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 @

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 @

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 @

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 @

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 @

Bonnie Langenfeld

Bonnie LagenfeldI would like to introduce myself to you. I am an artist and teacher. I am from Eden Prairie, MN and Cape Coral, Florida. I have been creating realistic fabric pictures for over a dozen years and have been a teacher over three times that long.

Having moved on from public education, I am now passionate about teaching the skills with which I create. I would love to be a teacher and/or presenter for your group.

I make realistic images solely in commercial fabrics and dozens of colors of machine stitched threads. I never add paints or dyes to create the effects I want, but search for just the right values and colors in multiple fabrics. Although my mantra is “Let the fabric do the work”, free-
motion machine stitching is key to the defining and detailing. Technically, this is called raw edge applique with thread painting/sketching. I often frame my work but it can be easily made into a quilt or wall hanging.

While teaching, I incorporate principles and elements of art so that students can use those skills in other pieces they create. I have worked hard to employ the simplest, most effective methods. I enjoy speaking to groups about my journey as a fiber artist, which includes basic instruction on my techniques demonstrated with a slide show and actual pieces of my work. I love the enthusiasm that comes from a student who finds their own creativity while working with fiber I am available to teach at retreats as well as guilds and shops. My classes can either be one or two­days. My presentations typically run between 45 minutes to 1 hour.

I am confident that my work is unlike anything you have seen, yet meets or exceeds the quality you require. My professional history includes selling and being featured at the Textile Center of Minnesota, and other galleries; earning juried and non­juried awards; commissions; speaking about my work; teaching children (as in an art residency at Normandale Elementary School in Edina, MN); teaching adults in fabric shops, guilds, and the International Quilt Festival in 2009. Most recently, my work has been featured at galleries in Florida, and Nisswa, MN.

In addition to my technique and experiences, I want to explain that I choose to do art which brings people joy and wonder. I prefer to emphasize the beauty in the world rather than the ugliness, conflict and injustice.

Sandy Chambers

Sandy ChambersSandy Chambers lives in western North Carolina. She has a Bachelor’s of Fine Art from the International Academy of Design, Chicago, Illinois. Quilting is a way of life for her and you can find her everyday in her studio creating new designs for her pattern company, Designs for Divas! Her first love is color, and she teaches a color class to quilters, quilt guilds and quilt shops called “Color Your World”. Currently she is teaching in North and South Carolina, Illinois and Virginia. She has had quilts in the AQS show in Charlotte, the North Carolina State Fair, Mountain Fair in Asheville where she won several blue ribbons.

Vanessa Vargas Wilson

Vanessa-Vargas-WilsonKnown internationally as “The Crafty Gemini” Vanessa is the young face of modern quilting and homesteading. She’s an internet sensation with over 15 million views to her YouTube channel.

Vanessa’s easy style and honest approach to all she does is the secret to her success. She appeals to young and old, new sewists and experienced quilters. If there’s a new way of looking at anything, Vanessa is going to invent that new way and then share it with everyone because that’s her style.

Vanessa teaches basic quiltmaking with a modern twist, ignoring any rules that don’t suit her. She’s also accomplished at crochet and DIY home projects. If your group is looking for an energetic, happy, enthusiastic teacher Vanessa is the one to bring in.

Her artist’s statement is “DIY video tutorials on things like sewing, quilting, crafting, cooking, baking, organic gardening, canning, nutrition and weight loss! I enjoy sharing my life and knowledge with others and I hope you enjoy my creations”.

Here’s her YouTube Channel clip, for a personal introduction. Be sure to also visit her website and check her out on Facebook.