Years ago, the C&T Publishing team started kicking around the idea of creating online workshops featuring our authors. In 2020, the idea became a reality with a herculean undertaking led by a small group at C&T.
Creative Spark Online Learning is especially important now that our community is craving connection, inspiration, and creativity.
The goal is to provide our authors, who, before 2020, were traveling and teaching at in-person events, a chance to share their creative skills and years of expertise to everyone, online. We don’t mean to brag, but C&T Publishing authors are award-winning artists, teachers, and masters in their field, internationally known and loved by adoring students.
Each Creative Spark instructor will challenge you to explore, expand and elevate your skills!
Basic Courses: It’s like a full-day workshop with your instructor and includes lesson level discussions. This course is available for one year of viewing.
LIVE Events: An interactive experience with your instructor.
183 Browser Windows - Down the Boro & Sashiko Rabbit Hole
Jason & Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby
Adventure along with the Shibaguyz as they take you down a rabbit hole that began with a website about Japanese mended fabric and ended up in the curation room in the basement of a museum surrounded by two-hundred year old garments.
Artful Improv - Permission to Play!
Learn to use simple design principles to create unique quilts. Add easy piecing techniques to your improvisational toolbox—angled stripes, circles, blocks, curved strips, and inset strips—watch the art unfold before your eyes.(1) 5.0 average rating
Boost Your Color Confidence: Ombré Table Runner Project
The best color hack! Foolproof color work made easy with ombré fabrics. You'll get comprehensive color instruction and how-to create this artful reversible table runner. Plus perfect your matchstick quilting. 2.5+ hrs video.(2) 5.0 average rating
Bullseye Quilts from Vintage to Modern
Dive deep and make a stunning, complex-looking Bullseye Quilt with ease! Foundation paper piecing makes the construction easy and accessible to many skill levels. Try it! You'll love the quilt you make. Over 3 hours of video!
LIVE Creative Happy Hour: 60 Minutes to Explore Your Love of Crafts
A series of LIVE lectures and discussion panels with your Creative Spark instructors and plenty of guest lecturers!
Fire & Ice Bargello Wall Hanging
Black + white + bright = WOW! This design has a lot of graphic appeal and it’s easy to do with just 3 bright fabrics and a variety of black and whites. Learn the importance of value to do the design work for you and wait for the applause to happen.
Little Bird and Daisies
Create a joyful wall quilt as you learn fusing tips, pattern transfer and how to make a pillowcase binding. Bring it to life with free-form hand embroidery stitches. 2+ hrs of video! Bonus access to Laura's video stitch library.(2) 5.0 average rating
Hand Quilting Basics and Beyond
Hand quilting adds a look and feel that only comes from hand quilting. Learn the essential stitch used in both traditional and big stitch quilting. Master all topics of finishing your future heirloom! Over 3 hours of video!
Paint By Number Quilts: Dog Portraits
Make pups with turned edge appliqué using glue & freezer paper. Learn how Kerry chooses fabrics, creates the design, & make mini quilts & pillows. Put together without matching points or sewing complex shapes- no stitches are added until you quilt!
Sashiko 101: Iconic First Stitches
Jason & Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby
Join the Shibaguyz and learn iconic Sashiko stitches so you can create beauty and harmony in your handwork. No experience necessary! All you need is a few simple tools and your own two hands. Over 2.5 hours of video!(1) 5.0 average rating
Stars & Pines: An English Paper Piecing Class
English paper piecing is a traditional sewing method where paper pieces fit together like a puzzle - add fabric, stitch them together, and you have a quilt! EPP is sewing that can go with you anywhere.
Tile Tango, Needleturn Hand Applique
Becky steps you through the Tile Tango. No matter your skill level, this class will teach you everything you need to know to become a happy and confident hand appliquér! Over 4.5 hours of video!
Build your Skills and Confidence
Laura Wasilowski's Little Bird and Daisies
"Great course with Laura!
Each step is explained - not just how to do, but why - what might go wrong and how to prevent it. Love that she encourages students to make the design their own."
Learn with Ease!
Becky Goldsmith's Tile Tango
"An excellent course.
Great instructor with easy to follow videos, and enough time on Zoom to ask questions."
Technique and Inspiration!
Cindy Grisdela's Artful Improv
"I really enjoyed being a part of your class. Your book is extremely thorough and has exceptional illustrations and descriptions on how to create some really interesting projects.
At my art quilt meeting this morning, I told them about your techniques, and we are going to order your book and get started on our own creations."