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.
Kathy K. Wylie
Let it snow beautiful sewflakes on your quilts! Create beautiful, intricate designs to feature in your quilts - in medallions, blocks, or borders. Cut out a paper snowflake, make a pattern, then transfer to fabric – Kathy shows you all the "angles"!
Birds in Toyland — Appliqué a Christmas Classic
Make a Christmas quilt that will become an instant family treasure. Learn hand sewing techniques that include needleturn applique, wool applique, a little bit of embroidery, and so much more. This is a happy quilt for all skill levels.
Dynamic Dyeing: Shibori Color & Pattern
Learn the ancient Japanese art of Shibori fabric dyeing! The course starts with basic dyeing instructions on how to mix and apply dyes, then shows you easy Shibori techniques that are guaranteed to produce spectacular results. Over 1 hr of video!
Create this gorgeous and stylish ombré tote using Jennifer's foolproof color ombré fabrics. You'll get comprehensive color instruction. Learn how-to create this versatile and stunning tote. Plus, perfect your matchstick quilting. 2 hrs of video.
Meet the Dresden quilt block: fabric wedges sewn into a circle. Learn to make new, fun, contemporary blocks or plates using a simple template and your creativity. Make different edges, sizes, pieced units… the combinations are endless.(1) 5.0 average rating
Mapping Personal Places
This workshop is all about learning to make a simple stitched map of a place that is special to you – WHERE YOU LIVE. To make this map, you will use of simple hand & machine stitches combined with silk organza, opaque fabric, and a bit of paint.
Paint By Number Quilts: Dog Portraits
Make pups with turned edge appliqué using glue & freezer paper. Learn how Kerry chooses fabrics, creates the design, & makes mini quilts & pillows. Put together without matching points or sewing complex shapes- no stitches are added until you quilt!
Sergers Made Simple: Basics and Beyond
Learn to love your serger! In this comprehensive course you will learn how to thread and use your serger with ease and confidence. Skills learned throughout the course will be practiced with a variety of fun projects. Over 7 hours of video.
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
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."