Capture a special location with fabric!

Art Quilter Timna Tarr shows you how to transform your favorite vacation spot, neighborhood, or hometown into a charming quilt. Choosing a location is only part of the process. Learn how to transfer and modify your image, and select details for your unique design.

Mark your place in the world through quilts. Throughout the workshop, you will learn how to translate a paper map into a personal map quilt. Timna will show you several techniques she uses to make map quilts and walk you through adding fusible appliqué, prepared edge appliqué, and paper piecing. This workshop is best for intermediate or confident beginner quilters.

What you will learn

  • Find the best reference maps for your project

  • Prep and edit maps to show details that are most important to you

  • Understand maps as a document in time, as viewed through the lens of the mapmaker

  • Translate the paper map into fabric using fusible appliqué, bias tape, and more techniques

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


Get feedback from your instructor on project process, color or fabric use, and more with a module made just for you.

Map Making with Fabrics

Paper map turned art quilt made easy! From creating a layout to adding significant details, you’ll learn everything you need to know to turn your most cherished locations into an appliquéd quilt.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to Map Making with Fabrics!

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  • Chapter 1: Finding Your Place

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  • Chapter 2: Preparation

    2 Videos 2 Texts

  • Chapter 3: Techniques

    5 Videos 2 Texts

  • Chapter 4: Gallery and Thank You

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  • Thank You! Please leave a review.

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