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Quilting Classes Offered

Peg Spradlin has been a home sewer for the magazines Quiltmaker and Quilter’s Newsletter to name a few since 1988. She has taken machine quilting classes from some of the top names in quilting and has had designs published in Quiltmaker, Quilter’s Newsletter, McCalls and the Quilts From 100 Blocks series.  She has also had articles on quilt marking tools and threads published. Peg teaches all aspects of quilting including piecing, appliqué, foundation paper piecing and domestic machine quilting.

As of 6-01-2018 I will no longer be teaching classes or trunk shows.  I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Description of some of the classes Peg offers:

Border and Binding Treatments Learn various ways to add detail and attention to the borders and bindings of your quilts including ruching, yo-yo's, praire points, folded and corded inserts, and more, as shown in this sample. This class can be taught as a half day or full day class.

Fold and Sew  A fun and easy fold and sew technique using 5" and 10" square precut fabrics and 2 1/2" precut strips to make quick quilts (Cut your own before class or use Moda Bake Shop pre-cuts).  No rotary cutter or matt is required with this method. A variety of designs using this technique will be demonstrated. This technique can be given as a 3 hour class or demonstrated in a 1/2 hour talk.

Colorful Shadow Applique students will learn the simple yet stunning technique of shadow applique using colorful felt or fabric overlaid by voile to make a small quilted block. This class also teaches a variety of background stitches to set off the applique. This is a 3 to 4 hour class.

Basting to Binding- a machine quilting primer using the students domestic sewing machine will include basting techniques, quilt marking techniques, discussion of battings and threads to use to achieve various results, handling the bulk of the quilt in the sewing machine while quilting, and binding. Students will practice various methods of marking a quilt top, then practice free motion quilting on a muslin sandwich.   This is a 5 - 6 hour class, and could be presented as a weekend retreat.

What Now?  Guidance picking quilting designs for your finished top.  You've pieced the top, learned machine quilting,  and want to personally finish the quilt by adding beautiful quilting.  Peg will show you examples of quilts she's quilted, pattern books she uses to pick her designs, and many useful tips to jump start your creative quilting journey.  This is a 2-3 hour class or a 45 minute lecture.

Freeing Feathers. Students will learn and practice the basic shape of traditional feathers. Once the students become comfortable with forming the basic feather shape, they will learn to draft repeats and corners for quilt borders and will mark and quilt a small feathered wall hanging. Non-traditional and open feather quilting will also be explored. This class can be presented as a one day workshop, but works best as a weekend retreat.

Beyond Stippling. If you’re tired of using stippling as a background filler for your quilt, this is the class for you. A large variety of background stitches will be demonstrated and practiced, including grid work.  A pattern for a small wallhanging, incorporating the students quilting, will be supplied. Students should be comfortable with free motion quilting. This is a 4-6 hour class.  Click here and here for closeups of the wallhanging.


I am also available to quilt guilds for a one hour trunk show in which I talk about my work as a Quiltmaker home sewer and display quilts published in Quiltmaker, as well as my personal quilts.  Cost for the trunk show is $55 plus mileage.

Fees for classes:

  • $20 per student for a 2 to 4 hour class. $200 minimum plus $.56 a mile. An extra cost for student supplies may apply.
  • $35 per student for a full day class. $350 minimum plus $.56 a mile. An extra cost for student supplies may apply.
  • Contact me for fee information for weekend retreats.

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Last Updated: Jun 25th, 2018 - 1:51 PM

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