Online Class

Pattern-Free Quiltmaking

$29.99$39.99

Combine spontaneous design with traditional techniques for bold quilts that are all your own. Joe Cunningham shows you how in this lively class.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Joe Cunningham
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Take two fabrics you like, then take a risk! Pattern-free quilting uses traditional methods but liberates them, creating spontaneous design in a structured format. Joe Cunningham guides you from simple ideas to the Wheel of Pattern, giving you options upon options to make your own unforgettable quilt. Joe tosses all the rules — even his own —out the window and shows you how to make a quilt based on your imagination. You won't stop smiling during this one-of-a-kind art quilting class with an instructor who not only welcomes but chases down the unexpected.

Go where your idea and fabric take you in this free-spirited approach to making art with fabric. Then spin the super-scary Wheel of Pattern, and watch Joe take three random ideas and turn them into a pattern-free quilt.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
12:29
Meet Joe Cunningham and find out how he made the transition from musician to quilt expert.
2. Three Crazy Sisters
20:36
3. Fantasy Four Patch
12:45
4. Rock the Block, Album Style
14:35
5. Rock the Block, Block Style
23:46
6. Managing Your Crazy
11:11
7. Wheel of Pattern
31:42

Taught by

Joe Cunningham
Joe Cunningham
Joe Cunningham is an expert in traditional quilt technique, but his quilts reflect a personal style and appear in museum and private collections. Joe's 11 books on quilts include Men and the Art of Quiltmaking (AQS, 2010), the first book on the subject.
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