Quilt the Places You Love

Transform the places you love—and places you’ve always imagined or wanted to see—into one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Award-winning artist Valerie Goodwin shows you how to make quilted maps with easy fabric collage techniques and innovative designs based on maps of your favorite places. 

Valerie guides you through finding inspiration in real and imaginary sites, selecting a color palette, transforming a place's essential lines and shapes into quilt designs, creating luminous textures with fabric layering, paints, stamps, stencils, drawing, free-motion stitching, and appliqué.

All the Workshop Techniques That Are Covered


Capture Your Favorite Place Today!

  • $59.99

    $59.99Mapping Personal Places

    Don't miss out on this special offer until June 5th! This is a pre-recorded and self-directed course. Instructor and Student Community Discussions are included. You will have access for 1 year.

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  • $69.99

    $69.99Mapping Personal Places

    This is a pre-recorded and self-directed course. Instructor and Student Community Discussions are included. You will have access for 1 year.

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Your Course Includes:

  • Step by Step Instruction - 100 minutes of excellent, fun video teach you everything you need to know about creating your personal map quilt

  • Guidance on how to select and design your map & tricks for color selection to make your map come to life.

  • A unique way of piecing together the fabric to create an interesting background surface for your map.

  • Techniques for creating map elements such as trees and shrubbery. These organic elements can help add more variety and convey the natural feeling of your special place!

  • The secret ingredient to this process is using sheers to help create a beautiful watercolor-like effect. Watch Valerie show you how to prepare and select the sheer fabrics

  • A gallery of map inspiration for your own Art Quilt Map

  • Engage with Valerie through Q&A and in Lesson-by-Lesson Discussions

  • FREE eBook included for more Art Quilt Map inspiration

  • Full access to the class for 1 year

And because we love a cherry on top - let's talk extras.

+ FREE eBook includes a fully illustrated guide as well as a large photo gallery of quilt maps by Valerie and her students ($19.99 value)

+ Tips and tricks to finding maps of your favorite spaces at just a click of the mouse

Valerie is an Exceptional Teacher

Can't Wait To Class Again

As a student of and fellow instructor, I can say that Valerie is an exceptional teacher.  She weaves the art and craft of architecture, map making and your personal messages into fabric art quilts in her class.  The sequencing of design and planning, exercise (Haiku!) and techniques leads each student to the creation of a fabric art quilt unique to a real or imagined place. Many techniques are taught and used to make multimedia art quilts.  I treasure the one I made.

I highly recommend this class and Valerie and cannot wait to take it again.

Gladly Recommend!

I have taken many workshops at locations such as Arrowmont, Penland and Split Rock and can state that Valerie's workshop was among the strongest I experienced. Because of the fact that her workshops increase the participant's sensitivity to the development of composition while learning mixed media quilting techniques, I would gladly recommend her classes to friends, students and colleagues.

Absorb her instruction in a front row seat!

Valerie's "Mapping Personal Places" is a fun and inspiring workshop. She provided helpful videos and previewed our ideas prior to the class.  Her technological skills with graphics, apps, videos, and mapping websites puts her on-line workshops on a level above other instructors.  Although I hope someday to meet Valerie in person, this format allowed everyone to see, hear, and absorb her instruction in a front row seat!  


Course curriculum

  • WELCOME TO THE WORKSHOP!
    3 Videos 1 Download
  • LET'S GET READY
    1 Video
  • PREP WORK
    3 Videos
  • CREATING THE EARTH'S SURFACE
    1 Video
  • CREATING LAYERS
    5 Videos
  • PUTTING IT ON THE MAP
    4 Videos
  • FINISHING TOUCHES
    4 Videos
  • EPILOGUE
    2 Videos