Explore Hand and Machine Applique for Stunning Results!

The Searching for Beauty quilt is a reflection of Becky Goldsmith’s early response to the pandemic. While coping with the changes in all our lives, she searched for beauty and found inspiration in the shape of the virus itself. She happily offers the pattern and videos for FREE as her contribution to helping quilters create a memory quilt for this crazy time in our lives.

Becky starts with tips on color and design followed by a bonus lesson on preparing the half-square triangle background. Next, she gives clear instructions on hand and machine applique. Whether you make the entire quilt or use the blocks in other ways, you will create something beautiful from the unexpected also.

What you will learn

  • A quick and comprehensive look at a variety of hand and machine appliqué techniques

  • Blocks are 6" x 6", 8" x 8", and 16" x 16" finished size. Use appliqué, wool appliqué, embroidery, painting, and/or any other method.

  • Tips on color and design Learn how to sign your quilt with machine quilting

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your FREE content expires after 1 year but you may sign up again...for FREE.

  • Enjoy Becky’s style? Be sure to check out her many courses available on Creative Spark!

FREE Course and FREE Pattern Download

Searching for Beauty Quilt: Unexpected Inspiration

A free quilting class based on the Covid-19 virus is a way to help quilters stay sane during the global pandemic. The appliqué block patterns are included with video lessons that cover a variety of appliqué techniques.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to this FREE course!

    1 Video 2 Texts 1 PDF

  • Color & Fabric

    1 Video

  • Templates & Background Tips

    2 Videos

  • Prepare Applique Shapes

    1 Video

  • Auditions Before You Sew!

    1 Video

  • Needleturn Hand Applique Techniques

    4 Videos

  • Machine Applique Techniques

    1 Video

  • Sign Your Quilt with Applique

    1 Video 1 Text