We are proud to offer classes and private lessons locally in New York City. We also travel the world to give lectures and teach workshops. Send us a message through our contact page to if you’d like to book a visit from us.

PATCHWORK AND QUILTING BASICS

In this workshop, you will learn all the basics of quilting while putting together your own mini quilt. Skills you will learn are: cutting fabric with a rotary cutter and ruler, piecing the top with a quarter inch seam, pressing, basting a quilt sandwich, quilting your quilt, and binding the quilt. 

Come join us @ Gotham Quilts in New York City

When: Saturday August 7th 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where:  Gotham Quilts at 40 W 37th St. in New York City - Blocks from Penn Station

 

social sewing at gotham quilts

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Join me at Gotham Quilts in NYC one Saturday a month for Social Sewing from 12 to 4pm and/or 4 to 8pm. Bring any project you would like to work on or you can pick up supplies at the store if you like to travel light. The classroom has a new fleet of Bernina sewing machines that are a dream to sew on. You can bounce ideas off your classmates and I if you need help or advice with your project. Bring friends, snacks or drinks - we always have a great time!

When: August 3rd 12-4pm and/or 4-8pm

Where:  Gotham Quilts at 40 W 37th St. in New York City - Blocks from Penn Station

 

fluttering hearts MACHINE APPLIQUE WORKSHOP

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Learn how to do basic raw-edge machine applique while making a baby quilt top. A cutting machine will be available for use during the class to quickly cut out heart (or other) shapes from your fabric. This technique is great for embellishing everything from quilts to clothing!


Skill Level: Beginner.  Must know how to use a sewing machine.

Cutting mats, sewing machines, neutral thread and iron will be provided for use in the classroom.

 

DIAMONDSCAPE WORKSHOP


In this workshop, you will learn all the tips and tricks to making quick and easy half square triangles using a shortcut. Justin will then help you lay out and assemble your half square triangles to make the Diamondscape quilt quickly and accurately with tips on how to achieve perfectly aligned seams. This workshop is the only place to get the pattern for this quilt before it’s release as part of the upcoming book, Keaton Quilts.

 

Squareburst Workshop

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Learn how to make my first quilt-top-in-a-day pattern, Squareburst exclusively in this workshop before it's launch next spring as part of my first quilting book!  A modern take on the dresden plate, this striking quilt can feature any combination of colors, or all the colors!  I will help students with their fabric choices and layout to make sure everyone has a pleasing gradation. 

When: next session TBD - email keatonquilts@gmail.com to request another session

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Beyond the Curve workshop

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In this workshop, you will learn all the tips and tricks to easily sew curves using only 3 pins. This class is great if you have been hesitant to sew curves in the past or have tried on your own and struggled. Each student will leave with the confidence to sew pieced curves on their own and the pattern to make the Beyond the Curve Quilt shown in the photo. A die cut machine will be available during class to cut out all of your pieces quickly and easily so we can focus on our curves. This class is the only place to get the pattern for this quilt before it’s release in Spring 2019 as part of our upcoming book, Keaton Quilts.

Private Quilting Lessons

We are proud to teach private lessons in New York City. Use our contact page to find out more. Just let us know what your interested in making along with your skill level and we can set up a lesson!

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mini quilt

This lesson will cover all the basics. We cover cutting out fabrics, piecing the patchwork, basting a quilt sandwich, quilting and finally binding your mini quilt.

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choose your own project

Draw upon my years of sewing and quilting expertise to help you make a quilt, pillow, stuffed animal or wall hanging. We can follow a pattern or I can help you design your own. The possibilities are endless.

 

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Fiber Chickens 

Learn to make one of our signature custom chickens.  We do not sell a pattern, this is the only way to learn to make these plush fiber sculptures.