Carol Ann Waugh
Craftsy Instructor

Denver, CO

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Carol Ann Waugh loves to stitch. Many years ago, she covered an entire couch in needlepoint and made a king-sized quilt as her first quilt project. She wrote three books on quilting, pursued a left-brain career, then wrote a book of quilt block patterns about the First Ladies of America. Now she's come back to her love of stitching and has entered more than 45 national and international exhibits in the past 4 years. Her latest book, ... Read Full Bio »

Carol Ann's Craftsy Classes


Snazzy Stitched Portraits

Discover art quilting alongside fiber artist Carol Ann Waugh, and learn to create one-of-a-kind fabric portraits for yourself or a loved one. Whether you want to stitch a portrait that's imaginative or realistic, Carol Ann's stress-free techniques will help you achieve the skin tone and characteristics of faces, eyes, eyebrows, noses, mouths, ears and hair. Capture just the right facial expression using Carol Ann's tips, and give your portrait some signature style with a cute outfit. Plus, accessorize your art with embellishments from your stash: beads, buttons, trims and more! Bring everything together with a beautiful backing and binding, and your unforgettable fiber portrait is ready to display.

$19.99 $39.99


Stupendous Stitching

In Stupendous Stitching, you’ll learn how to incorporate all kinds of stitches into your next fiber art project - whether you’re embellishing a quilt or adding pizzazz to a garment. Award-winning fiber artist Carol Ann Waugh will teach you how to change the look of each standard stitch by modifying its length or width, and you’ll create a personal stitch bible to serve as a handy permanent reference for future sewing and embroidery projects.

$19.99 $34.99


Stitch & Slash

Carol Ann Waugh sums up her creative philosophy this way: "No rules, no mistakes." In this class, she introduces you to raw edge cutwork, an exhilarating and vibrant form of surface design. Using Carol's methods, you'll reveal amazing patterns, colors, shapes and dynamics. Carol starts with ideas about choosing the right fabrics, colors and values. You'll layer, stitch, then rip for stunning results. Add couching, surface stitching and embroidery, and use the fabric for quilts, decor, accessories and framed art. Have a blast as you stitch and slash!


$19.99 $29.99

Meet Carol Ann

What's New

Nov 17, 2014
- Apr 18, 2015
I'll be teaching a 3 day class at Art Quilt Santa Fe, April 20-22, 2015. You can register here: Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events

Nov '14 17

Nov 17, 2014 - Apr 04, 2015
I'll be teaching all my classes in person at the MQX Quilt Festival, April 8-11, 2015 in Manchester, NH. You can register here: Hope to see you in person!

Carol Ann's Patterns

iPAD Cover


Fabric Fortune Cookies

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Carol Ann's Projects

Modern Stupendous Stitching
Colored Pencil Holder
Stupendous Stitching
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