Online Classes

Teaser for Katie’s New Class:

In-Depth Overview of Jumpstarting Your Creativity:

Online Classes

Join Katie in one of the new dynamic online classes with personal critiques and feedback to spark and enrich your creativity.

Brand-new starting June 1, 2021!  
Jumpstarting Your Creativity: a Zoom virtual class
Four 1-hour sessions the first Tuesday of the month from June-September, 11:00 AM PST
$135 for all four lessons

Brand-new Starting July 1, 2021! “Jumpstarting” Personal Critique For students who attended Jumpstarting Your Creativity Class, you can have a personal critique of your nine pieces. This will be done via email on your schedule. $90

New courses starting June 2021!
Color and Composition runs 8 lessons over 16 weeks, $175

Working in a Series runs 6 pieces in the series over 18 weeks, $200

You can register now or email me to be put on the reminder list. Click here to register (Online Class Registration Form).

    Brand New! Jumpstarting Your Creativity Zoom Class

    This is a synchronous class, live with me. It will be recorded and can be viewed until the end of September. If you miss a session, no problem, the videos will be available for you to watch at your convenience.

     A four-day class with 4 different exercises to inspire you to create original designs for your quilts. We will work with 4 different art considerations: 

    Session 1 (June 1): Composition With Line; will cover compositions using lines of fabrics and complementary colors and their values.  This first session is the same one that I performed for the Virtual Quilt Festival in December. If you were in that class you will get a discount and be able to enjoy it again and experience the following three sessions.
    Session 2 (July 6): Abstracting Reality; start with a photo and create two renditions of it. One will be using simplified forms to go what I call ‘one step from reality’ then the second piece will be created using only geometric shapes, what I call two steps from reality. 
    Session 3 ( August 3): Grid Work; we will place a grid over a photograph or painting and recreate each square of the grid in the colors from the inspiration. 
    Session 4 (September 7) : Distorting the Still Life; a simplified still life will be created then cut apart and reassembled. We will be working with the idea of a “ground” color in the background 
    These sessions will be live at 11:00 AM PST and last approximately 1 hour, with time for questions during and after.
    $135.00 for the four sessions


    Color And Composition Online Class

    Join me and 10 participants for a dynamic online class focusing on color and composition.

    I’ve designed 8 lessons for you to interpret and incorporate your own creative ideas. You’ll have 2 weeks to complete each lesson before sending a digital picture to me and I will then post all pieces in a private Yahoo group in your own file. I will give every participant a personal, thorough critique of each lesson, when the final piece is turned in I will give a final critique advising you on your strong points and where I think you should focus your creative energies. All critiques are personal and private. This is a personal in-depth study.

    What this group is not is a friendship development course. You may discuss issues with the other students on the yahoo site but I recommend not discussing each lesson until you have finished it. I don’t want you to be influenced by what others are doing or thinking. Again this is a personal study.

    To join, please complete the registration from. Space is limited, 10 participants, registration is a first come first serve basis.

    I will let you know which date your class will start. On the start date you will receive in an email the lesson. Create a piece based on your interpretation of the instructions. This piece can be any size that you like. My pieces are 16 inches but any size and format will work. You will have approximately 2 weeks to complete and send me an image in an email. I will then send you a private critique of the work and the following day send you the next lesson. You will be invited to join a private yahoo group site where there will be a folder for each participant. I will post each participants piece at the end of each lesson so you can see what everyone is creating.

    The cost of the class is $175.00

    When you sign up I will send an email with more details. If you have any questions you may email me at

    A new set of classes will be starting June 2021. Email me at if you would like to be notified.

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    Working In A Series Online Class

    A series is a group of works that continues an idea from one piece to the next. It is a way to create unified pieces that give an individual voice to your work and to get deeper into your work through technique, design and color.

    Come to the class with one piece completed to become the starting point of five more pieces for a total of 6 in the series (more if you would like). There will be 5 meetings after the first. Meetings will be every three weeks, a 15 week course. You may work in any style or technique that you would like, this is not a class on how to make a quilt but rather how to develop a style and explore an idea.

    Keep a journal while working on the first piece noting technique, idea or theme and color exploration. On June 18th send me a digital image of the work and the highlights of the journal notes for the piece. I will critique the work and have an email dialog with you, discussing your ideas and where you could go for the next piece. You will then have three weeks to complete and send a photo of your work with journal notes. If at anytime you would like a phone conversation I am happy to schedule at date and time to speak with you.

    I will set up a Yahoo group where each participant will have a folder and everyone in the group can see what each is doing in their personal series.

    The cost of the class is $200.00

    A new set of classes will be starting June 2021. Email me at if you would like to be notified. When you sign up I will send an email with more details. If you have any questions you may email me at

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    You can register now or email me to be put on the reminder list. Click here to register (Online Class Registration Form).