Make a Quilt from Start to Finish: Register for my Week-long Workshop this June!

This June 3-8 I have the great pleasure of returning to John. C. Campbell Folkschool in Brasstown, NC to teach my popular start-to-finish quilting class: Modern Quilting 101. This is the only in-person class I teach that guides you through every step of the quilt making process from cutting to binding.

John Campbell Folk School

Registration Open Now

Click here to register for my class : Modern Quilting 101 – Stepping Stones.
Class dates are June 3-8, 2018

Class sizes are extremely limited. With only 12 students per instructor, you get plenty of hands on help and special attention from me. Whether this is your first quilt, or your 40th, you’ll have a fantastic time and will finish a complete quilt by the end of the week!

Stepping Stones quilt pattern by Christa Watson of Christa Quilts

Click here to purchase a print copy of Stepping Stones quilt pattern.
Click here to purchase a downloadable PDF copy of Stepping Stones quilt pattern.

Each year at the Folkschool, I’ve focused on a different pattern. This summer’s group will be making my Stepping Stones quilt pattern seen here. The best part about being the teacher is getting to see the beautiful quilts my students make. Although they are all working through the same pattern, they turn out so unique, based on the fabrics and quilting each person chooses.

Stepping Stones Quilt Pattern by Christa Watson of Christa Quilts

I quilted a simple geometric free-motion design for my quilt. I’ll teach several options in class!

This is the most intense but satisfying class I teach. Think of it as an intimate week-long retreat with me where I’ll share all of my secrets and guide you every step of the way! Students have several housing options and I have to say, the food they serve is the best southern cooking I’ve had. Seriously, you could come JUST for the food!!

Quilt Photography

Jason putting his photography skills to use on a photo shoot in the desert near our home.

Jason came with me last year and took a photography class while I taught quilting. He now does all of the photography for my quilt patterns and he learned so many valuable skills while he was there. He’s excited to return for another photography class while I teach again this summer.

The kids are flying back east with us, too and they’ll get to visit with nearby family, while we’re there so it will be a fun trip for all of us!

Folkschool Fiber Studio

This is the fiber studio where our classes take place. There’s tons of room for everyone!

The previous time I taught (in 2016), students made my Charming Chevrons quilt pattern. They were able to make the quilt in different sizes, according to their needs, and they all turned out beautifully! By the end of the week, we were all BQF’s (best quilting friends) and it’s been so great seeing their continued quilting success!

Charming Chevrons class

Click here to read more about the previous group’s  class!

Click here to purchase Charming Chevrons Quilt Pattern.

In 2015, Students made quilts using my Modern Logs Quilt Pattern. This was my first time teaching at the Folkschool, and it’s such a magical experience that it was easy to say yes when they asked me to return.

Modern Logs class at John C. Campbell Folkschool

Click here to read more about the class of 2015.

Click here to purchase Modern Logs Quilt Pattern.

I can’t wait to return this summer and I hope you’ll join me. At last check, there were a few spaces left, but I’m sure they will go fast. So don’t delay, register soon so you can get your travel plans in place.

Students arrive on Sunday and class instruction runs Monday-through Friday with an end of the week show and share by all students Friday afternoon. Compared to other similar events, the prices they charge at the Folkschool for this week-long experience are quite a bargain because it’s a not-for profit institution interested in preserving the folk-art tradtion and educating others in a non-competitive environment.

Machine Quilting Boxes on Stepping Stones

I hope to see you in my workshop this summer!

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3 thoughts on “Make a Quilt from Start to Finish: Register for my Week-long Workshop this June!

  1. Donna Marie Harris says:

    Gosh, I wish I could go to this! How fantastic to have one-on-one instruction with Christa and participate in this very special class!

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