Workshops & Lectures
Yes, you could learn from a book, or even figure it out on your own, but isn't it a lot more fun to learn from a pro and with a friend? And isn't seeing quilts "live and in person" so much better than a little photograph?
Below you'll find workshops, trunk shows and lectures in which you and your friends can learn from RaNae directly and get the personal coaching you need to take your own work to the next level.
If you would like to book RaNae to teach at a show, guild or other event, click on "Booking and Registration" at left.
If you are looking for an in-person class to attend, you can see RaNae's schedule by clicking "See all events" in the green box at right. (Please note: while we do our best to keep this information up-to-date and accurate, changes or errors may occur, so always check with the event to confirm details.)
[Note: There are currently no online classes because I am in the process of revising them to include video. Make sure you're on the mailing list to receive updates about when the new classes will become available.]
See you in class soon! -- RaNae
Classes in New York City
AMC Fire Island FREE Needlework at the Beach Workshops (Quilting, Knitting, Crochet)
Three days of quilting, knitting, crochet and (new this year) bread-baking at Appalachian Mountain Club's beautiful beachside cabin on Fire Island, just outside New York City.Free-motion Mastery in a Month In-Person Workshop with RaNae in NYC
Join me in my home town of New York City and discover just how easy it is to learn free-motion quilting with the Free-Motion Mastery in a Month system! Kick-start your learning with a full day of in-person free-motion quilting instruction.
NEW! Haiku + Quilt = Haikuilt
What is a haikuilt? It is a small art quilt that accompanies and expresses a haiku -- the ancient Japanese form of poetry best known for its 3-line, 17-syllable structure.I Love You To Infinity
Learn how to draw and sew ribbons in any shape and size as you make this classically modern pillow.NEW! Charm Bracelet Quilt (Sideways Spirals)
Create a quilt that sends a special message!New! Free-Motion Mastery in a Month: A Block a Day to Machine Quilting Success
Master the fundamentals of free motion quilting in 30 days -- one block and one day at a time.Rope Runner (Sideways Spiral Quilts)
A new take on spirals --- looking at them from the side. Think ropes, DNA & Twizzlers. Now imagine how you would incorporate them into a quilt design.Vintage Linens Modern Quilts
If you're looking for the materials list for this class, it's not here yet. (I intended to get it up sooner, but life complications slowed me down a bit.) Please send me an email if you are enrolled in this class and I will send you the materials list as soon as it is available -- in plenty of time to prepare for the class, I promise. In the meantime, please use the list below.
Magic Mirror Mandala Quilt
Based on my book Magnificent Spiral Mandala Quilts, this is my most popular workshop."More Fun than a Barrel of Monkeys" Baravelle Spiral Workshop
Make a Baravelle spiral quilt that all your friends will say is simply amazing!
Magnificent Spiral Mandala Quilts Trunk Show
An eye-popping tour de force of spiral mandala quilts based on RaNae's new book Magnificent Spiral Mandala Quilts. This lecture also includes an easy hands-on demonstration of how to draw a spiral.Adobe Creative Suite for Quilt Professionals (Lecture)
This lecture is a one-hour overview of the techniques and concepts taught in the Adobe Creative Suite for Professionals workshop. Attendees will gain an understanding of the basic workings of this industry-standard software for layout and publishing.
Learn how easy it is to use Adobe Creative Suite to create patterns, class materials, books, and more.How I Became a Spiromaniac (and you can too!)
Get to know RaNae in this lecture/trunk show as she shares her spiral quilts and demonstrates different types of spirals and settings. Includes an easy hands-on demonstration of how to draw a spiral.Lessons I've Learned From My Quilts
Each quilt is a journey, and RaNae will share hers as she talks about her quilts and the life lessons they have taught her.Quilt Any Design with Six Basic Shapes
Six basic shapes make the building blocks of all free-motion quilting patterns. Learn what they are, how to embed them in your muscle memory BEFORE you go to the sewing machine, and how to combine them to create any pattern.
One-Day Quilting Workshops
"Ribbons & Fountains & Stars, Oh My!" Point-to-Point Spiral Workshop
Make this stunning quilt using Point-to-Point spiral blocks."Spiral Rose" Nesting Spiral Workshop
Learn to foundation-piece this Spiral Rose -- and you won't believe how easy it is!BASICS AND BEYOND HORIZONS
This workshop is based on a fun, fast and freshly modern quilt to learn (or review) the basics of piecing and applique.Simple Spiral Mandala
Make the simplest possible spiral mandala quilt, using just one spiral in each section (a total of 8). Learn about color and contrast, types of symmetry and some paper piecing techniques that make it simpler than ever.Simply Amazing Baravelle Spirals (Full or Half day)
Learn to design and sew your own original Baravelle spiral block.Simply Amazing Nesting Spirals (Full or Half day)
Learn to design and sew your own original Nesting spiral block.Simply Amazing Point-to-Point Spirals (FULL OR HALF DAY)
Learn to design and sew your own original Point-to-Point spiral. Using the techniques in RaNae's best-selling book Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts, learn to create a Point-to-Point spiral in any shape. We’ll explore ways to vary them as we talk about color, value and pattern choices. You’ll learn a method of foundation piecing that is probably easier than you have ever done before.Spirals Boot Camp
Learn to draw, color and sew each of the four types of spirals.Vintage Linens Modern Quilts
Learn to turn vintage linens into gorgeous modern quilts.
Half-Day Quilting Workshops
Designing a Simply Amazing Spiral Quilt
Learn techniques for designing your own unique and original spiral quilt.Free-hand Free-motion Feathers
Learn to use your body’s own built-in tools to easily draw fabulous freehand feathers and quilt them.Spiral Wreath
Make this elegant wreath wall hanging while you learn to draw, color and sew a Point-to-Point spiral.
Magnificent Spiral Mandala Workshop (2 or more days)
Explore the swirling, spinning world of spiral mandala quilts. You will amazed to discover how easy it is to to design and sew these glorious kaleidoscopic quilts based on a variation of the Twisted Log Cabin block. We'll explore color and value, fabric choices, symmetry, flow forms, positive/negative space and more.
Classes for Quilt Professionals
Adobe Creative Suite for Quilt Professionals
Learn how easy it is to use Adobe Creative Suite to create patterns, class materials, books, and more. Adobe Creative Suite --which includes Illustrator, PhotoShop, InDesign and Acrobat--is the industry-standard software suite for layout and publishing.
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