CCQI Information


 College of Continuous Quilt Improvement  (CCQI)

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Here's your opportunity to learn or refresh those quilting skills that will eliminate the need to say “Don’t look too closely at my quilt!”  Not everyone has had the opportunity to learn the nitty-gritty tricks, tips and techniques to have the confidence to be able to create a quilt as "perfect" as the one pictured on the pattern.  At CCQI, students will finally learn the answers to those nagging quilt questions that they were afraid to ask and by the time they graduate, students will have finished their final project and earned their diploma!

CCQI is aimed at "Advanced Beginners" - quilters who understand the basics and have a few quilts under their belt.  However, I have found that quilters at all levels have been able to benefit from CCQI.  Once you've passed the first class (yes there is a quiz!), we will be making a tablerunner that I have designed exclusively to practice the principles that you will be learning.

I used to teach CCQI as a 6-hour full day workshop for quilt guilds.  But for the purposes of teaching this course virtually, I have divided the class into three 2-hour classes which will be taught in the comforts of your own personal sewing space via Zoom. No more dragging around heavy sewing machines!  The classes will be spaced approximately a week apart with some homework in between.

CCQI Tuition: $30   Tuition includes three 2-hour classes presented via Zoom.  Classes will be limited to 10 students to allow time for personalized help and instruction.  Students will also receive a discount code to receive 20% off digital patterns purchased from my Etsy site.

Inaugural Class Special Offer!!  In order to compensate for the possibility of "hiccups," I am offering the Inaugural sessions for just $25 and will be limiting the the class to just 6 students. 

Week 1: Class 101: Let's get started!
Topics will include:

  • Fabric Prep 101
  • Rulers and rotary cutting
  • The Elusive 1/4" Seam
  • Pressing Matters
  • Pattern Designer Insight

 Materials required:
Small amount of scrap fabric - approx 12" x 12"
Sewing Machine in working order
Basic rotary cutting tools - mat, ruler & cutter

Week 2: Class 102: Common Building Blocks
Topics will include:

  • Half Square Triangles
  • Flying Geese Units
  • Corner Flip Blocks
  • Organize for best results!

Materials required:
Sewing Machine in working order
Basic rotary cutting tools - mat, ruler & cutter
For Tablerunner:
1 Fat Quarter - Light Colored Fabric (Background)
1 Fat Quarter each of 2 coordinating fabrics (Blocks)
1/2 yard for Border, Sashing and Binding

Week 3: Class 103: Putting it All Together
Topics will include:

  • Assembly Process
  • No More Wavy Borders
  • In a Bind (Binding tips and techniques)
  • Graduation!! 

Ready to Sew Much Better? 
Choose your preferred class times and click on a button below to enroll!
You will have the option to pay with your Paypal account or use a credit card.
Please be sure to include your phone and email address under "Shipping"
so that I can contact you and send you all of your class information. 

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