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.
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!
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.(4) 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!
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.(1) 5.0 average rating
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! Hand Sewing ebook included. 3+ hours of video!
Little House in the Woods
Create your peaceful retreat in the woods using relaxing free-form hand embroidery. Learn 10 embroidery stitches and build stitched shapes on felt or wool. View variations on the little house theme and make a design full of color & texture.
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.
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!
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
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!(2) 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."