Winter Teaching Schedule 2021

Happy Holidays and Cheers to a NEW YEAR! If there is one thing that we all need right now, it is a NEW YEAR.

For those of you committed to improving your quilting skills in the next few months, I have just the thing for you—Virtual Quilt Workshops!. Here is the upcoming schedule of teaching events that I am offering to the general public.

Aztecian 36” x 36” Private Collection

Everything I am teaching directly (without a guild or festival) will always be listed on my blog at this link, but you may have to scroll down to see everything. Scroll, and you shall see.

OPEN STUDIO ($25 for THREE Hour Session)
Open Studio is a three hour long feedback session where students can share their work to get feedback, ask questions about compositions or technical skills, and work to advance compositions that were started in other workshops. This is a great way to check out my workshop scene and see if you want to be a part of it.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 2PM—5PM

Wormhole 30″ x 40″ $3,000

Starting with the basic stripe or strip set, students will learn how to piece an assortment of linear prints—stripes, dots, track, and plaids. While learning how to build these new units, students will also be given information about working with solids colored fabrics, improvisational piecing techniques, and ideas for taking these techniques and creating original quilt compositions. Lectures Sessions will be recorded and available for 30 days after the end of the workshop.

Lecture—Thursday, January 7 2PM—5PM AKST
Open Studio—Sunday, January 10 2PM—5PM AKST
Lecture—Thursday, January 14 2PM—5PM AKST
Open Studio—Session—Sunday, January 17


Advanced design workshop for students who have taken at least one other workshop with me. Students will gather four sources of inspiration for interpreting into a unified quilt composition that explores connection, variation, rhythm, repetition, and form. Lectures Sessions will be recorded and available for 30 days after the end of the workshop.

Lecture—Thursday, January 28 2PM—5PM AKST
Open Studio—Sunday, January 31 2PM—5PM AKST
Lecture—Thursday, February 4 2PM —5PM AKST
Open Studio—Sunday, February 7 2PM—5PM AKST

The link to sign up for all indie workshop events is here.

I am also teaching at Road to California January 20-22. In order to take these classes, you must register here.

Hullabaloo 60″ x 60″

BLOW IT UP—Big Block Quilt Composition
Description: Using the traditional quilt block as your starting point, we will enlarge and magnify the lines of the structure and use them as a skeleton for building a pieced composition. From there we will explore a variety of ways to create texture, pattern, and repetition in that space.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
8AM -11AM and 1:30-4:30PM PST

Riffing on Tradition—Exploring Design Elements with Quilt Blocks
Description: In this workshop, we combine the basic design elements of art with the traditional quilt block to create interesting, new, and dynamic quilt units.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
8AM -11AM and 1:30-4:30PM PST

The Artful Oven Mitts

Artful Oven Mitts
Description: Learn all the basics of quilt making—piecing, quilting, and binding—while creating an artful oven mitt.These are perfect gifts for the holidays and are super fun to make.
Friday, January 22, 2021
8AM – 11AM PST

Color—It’s Relative
Description: Color is the one of the most important components to quilt making. This short and intense workshop is based on a series of mini-lectures and exercises designed to take your color usage to the next level.
Friday, January 22, 2021
1:30-4:30PM PST

I am also teaching at QuiltCon Together in February. Here is the link for that. These classes are on demand, so there isn’t a set schedule except for the extra Q&A session that you can sign up for.

Break Up 30” x 40”

Improv Triangles—Perfectly Pointless
Description: The triangle is an elegant shape that can be used to create dynamic quilts. This workshop covers all manner of triangles and ways to improvisation-ally cut and piece them into patchwork art.
Time & Date—After you enroll in the workshop, QuiltCon Together will send you links to the workshop videos. You may also sign up for an extra Q&A session.

Jackpot! 37” x 37”

Linear Blocks—Line into Shape
Description: Students will use the traditional log cabin quilt block as well as other linear quilt block shapes as the starting point for creating original compositions. Improvisational piecing, contemporary quilt design, and using lines to make shapes are all discussed in this class.
Time & Date—After you enroll in the workshop, QuiltCon Together will send you links to the workshop videos. You may also sign up for an extra Q&A session.


The Plaid Experiment—Tartan UP!
Description: Learn the basics of creating your own plaid by using a simple formula, from there all manner of plaids are possible. This workshop is a fun and creative way to explore some basic concepts of original design.

MASK 30” x 40”

If you have questions, post them here, or visit my contact page to send  me an email.

Happy Holidays! Please stay safe. We can do this people. The light is coming.


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7 thoughts on “Winter Teaching Schedule 2021

  1. Nancy Cook on said:

    You’re amazing! xxx


  2. Why thank you Ms. Cook. I think you are pretty amazing too!

  3. Happy Winter Solstice 2020!!!

    Merry Christmas and a Happier New Year to you & yours, Maria!!!

    A BIG THANK YOU for helping me through 2020. You’ve brought SO much creativity and fun into my year.

    Hope to see you soon! Enjoy the holiday & more sunlight,


    Sent from my iPhone


    • Ronda- It has been a joy to get to know you via Instagram and to have you in workshops! I too hope we can someday meet in person. QuiltCon when it is down south again? That would great!

  4. Roblee irvine on said:

    Would you please teach the oven mitt class sometime not in conjunction with a guild or convention? Thank you, Roblee Irvine. California. Former Alaskan.

  5. Yay for #4, #5, and #1! Happy holidays

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