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
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.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.
Magic Mirror Mandala Quilt
Based on my book Magnificent Spiral Mandala Quilts, this is my most popular workshop.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."More Fun than a Barrel of Monkeys" Baravelle Spiral Workshop
Make a Baravelle spiral quilt that all your friends will say is simply amazing!"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 teach (or review) the basics of quilting.Combining Spirals
In this class you will learn simple techniques to design your own original spiral quilt.New! Free-Motion Mastery in a Month
Want to learn to do free-motion quilting but don’t know where to start? Afraid you’ll ruin that beautiful top you spent weeks piecing? This is the class for you! Learn how to set up a 30-day project to master free-motion quilting, one block and one day at a time. (If you mess up a block, no worries - it’s just one block, not a whole quilt.NEW! Sideways Spiral Quilts: Charm Bracelet Quilt
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.NEW! Sideways Spiral Quilts: Rope Runner
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.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.
Designing a Simply Amazing Spiral Quilt (1/2-day Combining Spirals)
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 Holiday Wreath
Make this elegant holiday 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.
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