Becky Goldsmith & MJ Kinman

Instructor Duo


Over 5 hours

Create one gorgeous quilt with the techniques from two expert quilt artists.

What happens when two expert quilters bring their unique skills together? Spring Bling is created. Becky Goldmith veers from handwork to share how she machine appliques art-deco borders and Quilt Gemoligist MJ Kinman teaches you how to create the centerpiece stone. 

MJ Kinman brings her one-of-a-kind gemstone quilt technique in a step-by-step process from selecting colors to cutting and sewing your gem medallion. You’ll be introduced to traditional piecing using freezer paper as your templates. You'll also learn how to use colors and fabrics for your desired gemstone look. 

Becky Goldsmith then shares not one, but two, beautiful appliqué setting options. Becky walks you through every step of the turned edge machine appliqué process that includes templates, gluing the seam allowances, accurate positioning, the machine blanket stitch, and more. 

Two styles merged to make one quilt that is guaranteed to make your friends and family say “WOW!”

What you will learn

  • Two expert teachers bring together their individual styles into one beautiful quilt. Both the gem and machine applique techniques are suitable for adventurous beginners and beyond

  • MJ's no-fail freezer paper templates allow you to cut and sew your gem so that it comes together seamlessly

  • Becky walks you through every step of turned-edge machine appliqué as well as raw-edge fusible appliqué for those that prefer it

  • You will become a master of machine blanket stitching, using your open-toe embroidery foot for greater accuracy

  • Over 5 hours of instruction teach you how to create this exclusive pattern with two gorgeous border options to choose from. Ask questions easily within the lesson discussion rooms along the way. Becky and MJ are waiting with the answers

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.


Exclusive pattern found only at Creative Spark...Spring Bling! Includes two art-deco  border options to choose from.

Spring Bling

Create one quilt with the techniques from two expert quilt artists. Quilt features a gemstone medallion and appliqué borders shown in 2 different styles.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to the course!

    1 Video 1 Text

  • Handouts, Patterns, & Supplies

    2 Videos 1 Download

  • Chapter 1: An Overview of Techniques Used in Spring Bling

    3 Videos

  • Chapter 2: Review of the Codes & Other Visual Clues in the Center Gem Medallion Pattern

    4 Videos

  • Chapter 3: Let's Create the Center Gem Medallion

    5 Videos

  • Chapter 4: Applique Patterns, Overlays, and Templates

    7 Videos

  • Chapter 5: Prepare Border Backgrounds & Applique Shapes

    11 Videos

  • Chapter 6: Machine Applique the Borders

    7 Videos

  • Chapter 7 - Construct the Quilt

    7 Videos

  • Chapter 8 - Finishing Your Quilt

    6 Videos

  • Thank you so much!

    1 Video 1 Text