Austin Area Quilt Guild


    • April 10, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Workshop
    • 14

    Registration now open.

    Linda will demonstrate the technique to “rock” a quilt block (this quilt comes from the Country Crown block), that can be used on many other blocks! Students will then learn Linda’s technique for foundation piecing using paper (in the kit) that can be left in the quilt.
    Students will work on preparing the different color quilt blocks which is laid out and assembled into the quilt top after all the blocks are made.

    Click here for class supply list.

    A kit is required for this class and must be ordered before class from Linda's website. Check out the options for class supplies here

    Linda is also offering a limited time opportunity to order all 3 of her Rock that Block Books for the special price of $35. See details here.

    Click here to view Linda's website

    • April 11, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Workshop
    • 3

    Registration now open

    This design is only available in WORKSHOPS with Linda.  Not available in a book or pattern or from anyone else!!

    Learn Linda's ONE PIN technique to create perfect New York Beauty blocks on your first cussing!  You will then incorporate those blocks into a larger block that has NO set in seams.

    Linda will also demonstrate how to make a miniature version using the scraps and cutaways from making the larger project.

    Click here for the class supply list.

    A kit is required for this class, and must be purchased directly from Linda's website before class. Order your kit here.

    You can also find Linda's books on all things New York Beauty here.

    Click here to view Linda's website

    • July 31, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    • 20

    Niku Arbabi is a textile artist and lifelong maker who loves to create with fabric, embroider, quilt, craft, create unique garments, and sew everything! 

    She teaches a range of classes and workshops including the Self Sewn Wardrobe Series, XO Stitch Club hand embroidery workshops, quilting and quilt techniques, and sewing classes for teens. 

    Niku loves sharing her passion of all things sewing and creating. She has been teaching sewing since 2009. She taught at the Stitch Lab until 2017, which she describes as getting to work alongside and learning from talented, experienced makers and incredible, skilled instructors…part of an inspiring creative community. In that time, she’s taught thousands of students, getting to be part of their journey as makers, and helping them flourish in their sewing practice continues to inspire her.

    Her approach and style of teaching is based in creating a supportive, inspiring learning environment while providing students with hands-on technical skills to help them continue to grow in their sewing practice. Niku has spent many years developing and honing her curriculum and teaching. Her care and planning shows in every class, offering each student a valuable and unique experience.

    Registration Starts: May 2, 2021

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    Click here to view Niku's website:

    • September 11, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • September 12, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom
    • 20

    Cultivate your own beautiful garden scene that is layered with exciting color and texture.  In this workshop, we will complete the layering of your quilt sandwich, designing, and free motion quilting an original whole cloth quilt featuring a whimsical floral design.  Once the quilting is complete, you’ll learn simple tips and tricks for using reverse applique to add a brilliant bloom that will completely transform your Art Quilt!

    This class is fun for quilters of all experience levels. And Quilters who are relatively new to free motion quilting can enjoy this stress-free class as we’ll use no mark templates, and the cutwork reveal will disguise any wobbles or bobbles in the quilting. The technique and many of the designs are adaptable for quilters who prefer to use their walking foot for completing the quilting. 

    Registration Starts: June 13, 2021

    Click here for supply list  Mod Molas _ Bright Blooms Supply List _ Description.pdf

    Click here to view Mel's website

    • October 02, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    • 20

    Using photos of architectural elements, David Owen Hastings will guide you through the steps to design a mini fabric quilt. We will use the quilt-as-you-go method, sewing the top pieces, batting and backing simultaneously. David will demonstrate facing your quilt to give a more modern finish than traditional binding. Your mini quilt can be the final product, or make a pillow cover later, or it can be a test for a larger quilt.

    We will experiment with different elemental geometric shapes, including gentle curves. Consideration will be given to the sewing lines as a key design element. There will be discussion of color and value choices in deciding on a palette. Participants will map out pieces for a composition, labeling and cutting out cardboard pattern pieces; or pieces may be cut using improv style. We will audition colors and placement and translate the pattern pieces into fabric. Surface design options will be explored - stitching by machine or hand, painting, drawing, etc.

    This is a beginning to intermediate level class. Basic knowledge of walking foot quilting is helpful, but not necessary.

    Registration Starts: July 4, 2021

    Click here for supply list: InspiredByArchitecture-SupplyList.docx

    Click here to view David's website

    • October 03, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    • 20

    Paper collage meets quilting in this fun and adventurous workshop. Using your home sewing machine, create immediate creative collages with paper and thread. No waiting around for glue to dry! David Owen Hastings will guild you through a series of hands-on exercises and will share his 20+ years of experience as a paper collage artist. This workshop includes both live instruction and a few videos.

    We will discuss what papers work best, from art store purchases to junk mail. Paper will be cut and/or torn up to be added to your composition, then the composition will be constructed from base paper, building as you go. Additional construction ideas will also be explored.

    Registration Starts: July 5, 2021

    Click here for supply list Supply list for Stitched Paper Collage.docx

    Click here to view David's website

    • October 30, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    • 20

    So, you can’t throw away your scraps --- not even the little ones! Here’s a class for you.

    Marry the beauty of mosaic tile work with the colors of your scrap bag. In this class. We will start with a blank canvas and design a mosaic --- a distinct way to use those wonderful little pieces. Although a bit fussy, this technique can be relaxing and Zenlike. Birgit Ruotsala will talk a little bit about the history of mosaic tile work then demonstrate how to develop the pattern, attach to your fabric, apply a little color theory and then secure the whole piece with illusion netting and quilting. You’ll leave with a unique quilt well under way.

    Kit fee - $10.00

    Registration Starts: August 1, 2021

    Click here to view Birgit's website

    • October 31, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    • 20

    Meet Tipsy the Toe Dancer. She is the prototype for this fun class. You will need a kit that includes patterns for all sorts of body shapes, and interesting clothing, printed facial features, a pressing sheet, parchment paper, Mistyfuse, and 2 micron pens. You don’t need to be able to draw to end up with a crazy paper doll. You will learn a few tricks to make great backgrounds and patterned fabric, quick and easy bindings, and putting the quilt together, as well as selecting embellishments and stitches to highlight your creation.

    $20.00 kit fee

    Registration Starts: August 2, 2021

    Click here to view Birgit Ruotsala's website

    • December 04, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    • 20

    This is it! The beginner's free-motion class you've been waiting for to get you up and running on your home machine. A little nudge toward free-motion success! Limited to 20 students so you can get help with any problems that come up for you. This is a short and sweet free-motion quilting class for people who like to get down to business and try new things. Get your feet wet with free-motion quilting exercises designed to build your confidence and get you ready to play more at home.

    To enjoy this class, you need:

    • an internet connected device to join the meeting
    • a sewing machine capable of free motion quilting, with a free-motion foot 

    Registration Starts: September 5, 2021

    Click here to view Christina's website

    • December 05, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • 20

    This is an intermediate free-motion quilting class where we combine multiple free-motion designs into complex arrangements. Learn four basic approaches to joining simple elements into unique, organic works. Christina will demonstrate techniques and guide you through trying them in your own style. Participants should understand free-motion basics and some common designs like spirals and pebbling, but expertise in free-motion quilting is not required.

    Registration Starts: September 6, 2021

    Click here to view Christina's site

    • January 08, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    • 20

    You will learn time saving and accuracy techniques in putting together a pixel quilt. You will be making a 3-colour, 10-pixel x 10-pixel design that finishes at 40" x 40”: a nice size for a baby quilt, lap quilt, or wall quilt. You will also learn a fool proof way to keep all those seams lying in the right direction while pin basting the quilt to ready it for quilting. The techniques you learn in this class are sure to help you with all your future patchwork projects no matter your level of experience. - ALL LEVELS

    Registration Starts: January 8, 2022

    Supply list coming soon.

    Click here to view Melissa's website

    • January 09, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    • 20

    Do you dislike burying threads? By quilting from edge to edge you will not have to bury any threads (unless your bobbin runs out or your thread breaks). But just because you are quilting from edge to edge, doesn’t mean you are limited to a boring quilt design or following the same pattern throughout the quilt. Join Melissa Marginet in this class where you will be quilting a simple pixel quilt by using her Custom Edge to Edge Walking Foot Quilting technique.

     (Note: You will be required to make the quilt top prior to class if not also taking Creating a Pixel Quilt. Instructions will be provided upon registration.) ​Based on Melissa’s book, Edge-to-Edge Walking Foot Quilting Designs which is required for the class.

    Registration Starts: October 11, 2021

    Click here to order Melissa's book 

    Click here to view Melissa's site

    • February 05, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    • 20

    Learn how to make the Big Island Blossom, a beginner-friendly needle-turn applique project designed by Sheri. This quilt is a modern interpretation of traditional Hawaiian quilts which Sheri admired while on vacation.

    Students will learn how to prepare the applique (including folding, cutting and basting) and how to apply the motif using needle-turn applique techniques.

    Class includes best practices, step-by-step instructions and quilting tips. Sewing machines are not required for this workshop. This is a fun, relaxing slow-stitching workshop.

    Nominal material fee per student for applique pattern.


    Registration Starts: November 7, 2021

    Supply list coming soon.

    Click here to view Sheri's website

    • February 06, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    • 20

    Does the thought of sewing curves give you anxiety? Don’t fear the curve!

    Students will learn tips and tricks to create a fantastic curve while making blocks needed for Picnic Petals, designed by Sheri. Class includes step-by-step instructions and quilting tips. Sheri will also share her favorite tools and tips for staying organized. This is a good class for quilters who have never sewed curves or those who want to gain more experience.

    Required pattern to be purchased by each student: Picnic Petals by Whole Circle Studio

    Registration Starts: November 8, 2021

    Click here to purchase Sheri's pattern:

    Click here to view Sheri's website

    • March 05, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    • 20

    Little Modern Mini 11" x 14". Create log cabin style blocks with a twist by setting them on-point. Fun stash buster!

    Registration Starts: December 5, 2021

    Supply list coming soon.

    Click here to view Kellie's website

    • March 06, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom
    • 20

    Little Greeting Card. Create a miniature 3" x 3" quilt that can be used in a greeting card. Learn techniques of small-scale piecing and leave with a finished masterpiece. Choose from a Christmas Tree or Basket block.

    Material fee per student is $15.00, which includes greeting card and pattern.

    Registration Starts: December 6, 2021

    Supply list coming soon.

    Click here to view Kellie's website

    • April 02, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    • 20

    What symbols and personal themes will you incorporate into your small art quilt collages? Houses, leaves, bowls, ladders? Deborah will guide you through exploring and creating shapes and symbols that have personal meaning. Create 5×7” fabric collages highlighting personal symbols using composition templates and inspiring fabrics. Embellish with machine and hand stitching. Learn simple finishing techniques and mount your art quilt collage on mats ready for framing.

    Registration Starts: January 2, 2022

    Click here for supply list and kit ordering information:

    Click here to view Deborah's website

    • April 03, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom
    • 20

    Deborah Boschert shows you how to create small fabric compositions full of texture, color and stitching inspired by nature. Each student will design four 4×4 inch art quilts that can be mounted as an inspired grouping. Learn intuitive tricks for design and composition. Explore several hand embroidery stitches. Combine various fabrics for maximum effect and detail.

    Appropriate for all levels. One day workshop. Kits recommended. 

    Registration Starts: January 3, 2022

    Supply list and information about ordering kits will be available soon!

    Click here to view Deborah's website

Past workshops

February 28, 2021 Zoom Workshop - Creative Quilting With the Walking Foot II with Jacquie Gering
February 27, 2021 Zoom Workshop - Creative Quilting With the Walking Foot I with Jacquie Gering
January 10, 2021 Tile Tango - Hand Applique Workshop - Becky Goldsmith - Zoom
January 09, 2021 Zoom - Bullseye: A Foundation Paper Piecing Class - Becky Goldsmith - Zoom
December 06, 2020 Sheer Faces Workshop - Esterita Austin - Zoom
December 05, 2020 Iridescent Painted Irises Workshop - Esterita Austin - Zoom
November 08, 2020 Express Your True Self: One Piece at a Time with Sheila Frampton-Cooper - Zoom
November 07, 2020 Improv Blocks with Sheila Frampton-Cooper - Zoom
October 02, 2020 CANCELLED - 3 Day Workshop: Surface Design with Betty Busby
September 12, 2020 Mermaid Quilt with Mary Beard - Saturday Workshop - Zoom
August 01, 2020 Dancing With the Wall Quick Step with Irene Roderick - Zoom
July 12, 2020 CANCELLED - Liberated Houses with Barb Vedder - Sunday Workshop
July 11, 2020 CANCELLED - Magic Medallions with Barb Vedder - Saturday Workshop
February 28, 2020 3 Day Workshop: True Colors with Carol Soderlund
February 02, 2020 Circle and Curve Sampler - Workshop with Maria Shell
February 01, 2020 Making Prints out of Solids - Workshop with Maria Shell
January 04, 2020 Circle Vest - Wearables Workshop with Patricia Montgomery
December 07, 2019 2 Day Workshop - Feathers and Backgrounds Machine Quilting with Cindy Needham
October 04, 2019 3 Day Workshop: Surface Design with Jane Dunnewold
June 30, 2019 Sunday Workshop: Improvisational Hand Embroidery on Wool with Laura Wasilowski
June 29, 2019 Saturday Workshop: Zen Doodle Quilts with Laura Wasilowski
June 01, 2019 Quiltworx with Terre Walker - 2 Day Workshop
May 05, 2019 Sunday Workshop: Let Your Clothes / Quilt Speak for You with Rachel Clark
May 04, 2019 Saturday Workshop: Seminole Technique with Rachel Clark
March 29, 2019 Workshop: Draw your Next Quilt with Susan Shie - 3 Day Workshop
March 02, 2019 Favorite Places with Valerie Goodwin - 2 Day Workshop
February 03, 2019 Seeds and Pods - Hand Embroidery Workshop with Susan Edmonson
February 02, 2019 Garden Girls - Hand Embroidery Workshop with Susan Edmonson
January 06, 2019 Hand Applique with David Taylor - 1 Day Workshop
January 05, 2019 Machine Applique with David Taylor - 1 Day Workshop
October 07, 2018 Sunday Workshop: Ice Crystals with Karen Combs
October 06, 2018 Saturday Workshop: Patchwork Illusion with Karen Combs
July 06, 2018 Dye Paint Your Images with Hollis Chatelain - 3 Day Workshop
June 03, 2018 Sunday Workshop: Go Fly a Kite with Rayna Gillman
June 02, 2018 Saturday Workshop: Modern Quilts from Old Blocks with Rayna Gillman
April 08, 2018 Sunday Workshop: Tree Farm with Edyta Sitar
April 07, 2018 Saturday Workshop - Seasonal Silhouettes with Edyta Sitar
February 04, 2018 Sunday Workshop - Hooked on Feathers with Sally Terry
February 03, 2018 Workshop - Terry Twist with a Splash of Inspiration with Sally Terry
January 06, 2018 2 Day Workshop - Artful Log Cabins with Katie Pasquini Masopust
December 03, 2017 Sunday Workshop - Slash 'n' Sew Vest or Wall Hanging - Lorraine Torrence
December 02, 2017 Saturday Workshop - Collage Curves Mini Quilt - Lorraine Torrence
October 01, 2017 Sunday Workshop: Thread Art with Lola Jenkins
September 30, 2017 Saturday Workshop - Portrait with Lola Jenkins
September 10, 2017 Sunday Workshop - Black and White and Red All Over with Nancy Prince
September 09, 2017 Saturday Workshop - Thread Painted Landscapes: Summer with Nancy Prince
June 04, 2017 Sunday Workshop - Gorgeous Gridded Backgrounds by Cindy Seitz-Krug
June 03, 2017 Saturday Workshop: Trapunto by Machine with Cindy Seitz Krug
February 05, 2017 Sunday Workshop - Self-Mitered Log Cabin with Anita Grossman Solomon
February 04, 2017 Saturday Workshop - Starring Stars with Anita Grossman Solomon
January 08, 2017 Workshop - "Machine Quilt Drawing" with Lauren Alisa Austin
January 07, 2017 Workshop - Photo Memory Quilts with Lauren Alisa Austin
December 04, 2016 Workshop - Abstracting from Nature with Jane Sassaman
December 03, 2016 Workshop - Leaf Sampler - Personalities of a Leaf with Jane Sassaman
October 02, 2016 Workshop - Sew on the Go! – Lady of the Lake Quilt Block - Hand Piecing Workshop with Mickey Depre
October 01, 2016 Workshop - A Taste of WAbash5-6830 Workshop Half-Scrap Quilts Book with Mickey Depre
July 10, 2016 Workshop - Prayer Flags with Valerie C. White
July 09, 2016 Workshop - Mono Prints with Valerie C. White
June 05, 2016 Red, White & Blue Project Sew-In
May 21, 2016 Boutique Workshops - "Take Out" bags
April 03, 2016 Workshop - Crazy Needle book with Julie Craig
April 02, 2016 Workshop - Hanky Sampler with Julie Craig
March 06, 2016 Workshop - Wild Waves with Nancy Mahoney
March 05, 2016 Workshop - Feathered Star Wallhanging with Nancy Mahoney
January 31, 2016 Workshop - Stone Mosaic Dimensional Diamonds with Jan Krentz
January 30, 2016 Workshop - Quick Broken Star without Y Seams with Jan Krentz
December 06, 2015 Workshop - Heirloom Feathers & Backgrounds with Cindy Needham
December 05, 2015 Workshop - Linen Ladies with Cindy Needham
October 04, 2015 Workshop - Free Motion Embroidery with Rami Kim
October 03, 2015 Workshop - The Fifth Dimension with Rami Kim
September 13, 2015 Workshop - Tree of Life Wall Hanging with Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli
September 12, 2015 Workshop - Coat Tales - Garment Embellishing with Jane Tenorio-Coscarelli
April 11, 2015 Workshop - 'Lincoln's Watch' With Paula Barnes
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