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Discover the art of quilting in Los Angeles with a variety of quilting classes offered by experienced instructors. Learn how to create intricate designs, master stitching techniques, and unleash your creativity while gaining the skills to make beautiful quilts and textile pieces.

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T Shirt Quilt

Fabric Land @ 936 E Lincoln Ave, Orange, CA

Here is your chance to create a memory for your loved one. Collect as many t-shirts as you can, both the full design (front and/or back) and the little pocket or sleeve designs. We will play with the t-shirts to build blocks that will come together to form a great gift.

(7) All levels 18 and older
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$65

2 sessions

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Beginner Quilting

Craft Sierra Madre

This class will take you through the entire process of quilting. You’ll learn the basics of quilting and create a 45” x 58” sampler lap quilt.  The techniques will include:  Accurate cutting, accurate ¼” seams, four patch, rail fence, log cabin, nine patch, half square triangles, applique, borders, stitch in the ditch, backing and binding your completed project. Learn new skills and spark your creativity. Supplies: Teach Me...

(98) Beginner 16 and older
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6-Week Sewing, Quilting, Knitting & Crochet for Adults

Sew Creative Cafe @ 1726 Aviation Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA

Please Note: While the dates we have listed on CourseHorse reflect actual dates a class may be held, each student is required to reach out to the school to discuss lesson specifics and scheduling. This is because the school takes a very hands-on approach with each student in an effort to maximize what they get out of the class. The school contact information will be emailed to you with your receipt. Students will first be learning...

All levels 16 and older
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$250

6 sessions

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Quilting A-Z

Fabric Land @ 936 E Lincoln Ave, Orange, CA

Learn how to make a lap quilt. If you are new to quilting you can start with the 4-part series. Held the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month. First learn about fabric selection and cutting. Second will be layout and piecing. Third will be sewing, and last class will be binding. Experienced quilters are welcome to drop in at any class to work on whatever project they would like.

(7) All levels 18 and older
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Red, White, and Blue Steeple Chase Quilt

Fabric Land

Come in and learn how to take two strip packs and turn them into this fun, geometric steeple chase quilt!

(7) All levels 18 and older
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Quilting I

Mayhall's Sewing Center

In this class you will make a 50”x50” Sampler / 4 different blocks, using strip piecing techniques. Blocks included are:  Log Cabin, Courthouse Steps, Nine-Patch and Fence Rail.  You will learn how to cut and prepare fabric, construct blocks and assemble into a quilt top.

Beginner 14 and older
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Margarete Heinisch Applique for Beginners

Quilt Emporium

With Margarete's expertise start a small applique project beginning with flowers, stems and leaves.

Beginner 18 and older
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Sewing, Quilting, Knitting or Crochet for Adults

Sew Creative Cafe @ 1726 Aviation Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA

Please Note: While the dates we have listed on CourseHorse reflect actual dates a class may be held, each student is required to reach out to the school to discuss lesson specifics and scheduling. This is because the school takes a very hands-on approach with each student in an effort to maximize what they get out of the class. The school contact information will be emailed to you with your receipt. Our methods build creativity, self-esteem...

All levels 16 and older
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$250

5 sessions

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My First Quilt

Quilt Emporium

Learn all you need to know to finish this class with a completed quilt, from following cutting directions through simple but impressive piecing, to basting, quilting and binding your quilt! Required Materials: Supply list will be available when you register!

Beginner 18 and older
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Shimmering Stars

Quilt Emporium

You get two teachers for this class which includes construction instruction and color theory.

All levels 18 and older
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Hawaiian Quilting

Quilt Emporium

Come join Gayle and learn about the tradition of Hawaiian quilts. Hawaiian quiltmaking is a great way to relax, be mindful, and to enjoy the process of hand sewing.  In this class, students will choose a striking color combination for a beautiful pillow top, and discover the very relaxing and mindful process of making a traditional Hawaiian quilt. If you are new to hand sewing, you will learn the needle-turn method of appliqu?. If you are...

Beginner 18 and older
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Wool

Quilt Emporium

With Lisa Ann's guidance and choice of her patterns, make a pillow, table runner or wall hanging while learning the basics and properties of wool applique.

All levels 18 and older
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Clamshell Wallet

Quilt Emporium @ 4918 Topanga Canyon Blvd, San Fernando, CA

You will how to make Clamshell Wallet.

All levels 18 and older
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Lotus

Quilt Emporium @ 4918 Topanga Canyon Blvd, San Fernando, CA

This quilt is a little edgy - in more ways than one. The fabrics I chose are bold but you might choose an earthy mix or summer florals. Use the Hex N More ruler for accurate cuts. This is quick and fun, but looks a lot more difficult.

All levels 18 and older
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Market Bag

Quilt Emporium @ 4918 Topanga Canyon Blvd, San Fernando, CA

This Market Bag from Handmade Style by Noodlehead's Anna Graham is one of many wonderful projects in the book! It's pretty, useful and versatile! Start shopping, for fabrics to make it and then goodies to fill it!

Beginner 18 and older
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Too Cute Diaper

Quilt Emporium @ 4918 Topanga Canyon Blvd, San Fernando, CA

This diaper cover is really too cute.

All levels 18 and older
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Quilting Calculations

Quilt Emporium @ 4918 Topanga Canyon Blvd, San Fernando, CA

If the math in quilt-making overwhelms you, this is the perfect way to learn simple basics for calculations from fabric requirements to block sizes.

All levels 18 and older
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Log Cabin Hearts

Quilt Emporium

We've had lots of requests for this class and pattern...here's your chance. Use this traditional block and an adaptation of it to create a quilt full of hearts, for Valentine's Day or any day.

All levels 18 and older
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Reviews for Quilting Classes in Los Angeles

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  • T Shirt Quilt

    Reviewed by Susan B. on 10/15/2019
    It was wonderful to learn from Mary K, she taught me so much !

Discover the Best Quilting Classes in Los Angeles

Strictly speaking, quilting is the stitching together of a “sandwich” of fabric so as to combine them into a whole. You can quilt anything (a quick inventory of your household goods will reveal quilted potholders and perhaps a quilted bathrobe or pillow), right down to a protective garment to deflect arrows shot at you from longbows. That said, quilting is most frequently used for bed quilts, which are frequently adorned by designs on their top layer, those frequently made of patchwork (scraps of fabric) that can be combined and arranged into very intricate patterns. Although it’s a misnomer, the word quilting is understood to mean the entire process of creating one of these elaborate pieces of bedding, and it has developed into a popular hobby in the contemporary United States. Although practiced mainly by women over the age of 60, quilting has caught on with a broader constituency, and the quilting public is estimated to be some nine to 11 million strong.

Why You Should Learn Quilting in Los Angeles

Why quilt? You might just as easily ask why knit, or why work on a model train set, or why collect Disney pins: quilting is, first and foremost, a hobby, like all hobbies, it allows its practitioners to disconnect from the stresses and strains of everyday life and immerse themselves in a world that gives them enjoyment and satisfaction.

Quilting is, of course, needlework, and concentrating on the needle as it goes up and down (or on the whir of the sewing machine) can be particularly relaxing. Moreover, it will eventually give you the signal satisfaction of having made something that is both attractive and useful. A warm quilt will come in handy on those unexpected chilly Southern California evenings when you wish that houses were better insulated, and a so-called summer quilt (one without the insulation layer) can be perfect for those more typical warm Southern California nights.

Those nine to 11 million quilters also make up a community that you can join. Sewing, while it can be relaxing, can also be a social activity through which people come together to do needlework, share what they’re working on, and, since quilters are humans too, discuss the latest celebrity scandals. There are quilting guilds and groups galore throughout the Southland (there’s even a Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds to keep them all straight), meaning that you need never quilt alone and that there will be plenty of people available to guide and advise you as you become more adept at a craft that dates back at least to Ancient Egypt’s Old Kingdom.

Not everyone wants to be a quilter, however. On the other hand, everyone can use a quilt, and there’s a market out there for handmade quilts into which you can tap as an amateur quilter. You can monetize your hobby either by selling your finished wares on platforms such as Etsy or Amazon Handmade or by taking orders for quilts for people who have something specific in mind but who would never dream of picking up a needle. You might not be able to buy a long-arm quilting machine from the sale of your work, but you can probably amortize the cost of your home sewing machine faster than you think.

In-Person Quilting Classes in Los Angeles

If you wish to take a quilting class in Los Angeles, you’ll find dozens of possibilities at the aptly named Quilt Emporium in San Fernando (essentially, it’s in Woodland Hills.) Priding itself as the “friendliest quilt shop in Southern California,” Quilt Emporium is both a shop that carries anything you might need to complete a quilting project (they even carry bamboo batting) and a school that teaches novices and experienced quilters alike. They even have a once-a-month class in the History of Quilts and one in Hawaiian Quilting (a hand-sewing quilting technique that can encourage mindfulness.) Most of the courses at the shop demonstrate how to make specific quilt tops and give students a chance to work on them with a teacher to guide them through intricate patterns with names like Shimmering Stars, T-Shirt Quilts, Porch Quilt, and, of course, My First Quilt, which you’ll piece, assemble, baste, quilt and bind by the class’ last session.

In the City of Orange (aptly situated in Orange County, to the south of greater Los Angeles), you’ll find Fabric Land, a family-owned enterprise that has existed for over fifty years. The store even has a fourth-generation employee. The current owner’s mother decided to open a fabric store because she loved to sew; the shop carries everything a sewer (or sewist) could want to complete a project with needle and thread. That includes quilting supplies. The store also hosts copious classes to further its customers’ knowledge of all aspects of needlecraft. Recent offerings include a Beginning Quilt Sampler class that teaches novice quilters how to piece and sew a variety of quilt blocks, how to use a rotary cutter without doing serious injury to yourself, and how to finish and bind your quilt. Other quilts you can learn to make at Fabric Land include a charming Whimsical Bike Quilt, an ingenious adaptation of the classic Dresden Plate design, a Crazy Eights Quilt that employs eight different fabrics to make the top, and a niftily simplified take on another classic, the Bow Tie Quilt. There is also a class in the T-Shirt Quilt, in which students bring in T-shirts and, with some creative cutting and arranging, turn them into a charming memory quilt.

Another establishment that offers instruction in quilting is Mayhall’s Sewing Center. They offer Quilting I and Quilting II, plus, for those who’d rather work with a machine, Beginning Machine Quilting I and its follow-up, Beginning Machine Quilting II. Mayall’s Sewing and Vacuum Center specializes in selling those two appliances (it was once a usual combination) and is located in Montrose, convenient to both Glendale and La Cañada-Flintridge. The shop also teaches classes in sewing, serging, children’s sewing, pattern making, embroidery, and extensive training in Bernina embroidery software.

To take any of these quilting classes, you do have to know how to sew by hand and operate a sewing machine. To acquire that knowledge, you may wish to consider the sewing classes taught at Los Angeles City College (located in the eastern part of Hollywood, on Vermont Avenue) as part of their non-credit Community Services curriculum. Their Sewing Made Easy, Level 1 is a five-session venture that introduces students to the wonders that can be created with needle and thread. Students will complete the class with a pillow of their very own making and will be able to operate a sewing machine safely and effectively. Machines are even provided in the classroom, although students do still have to outfit themselves with a basic sewing kit (the details of which are listed in the class description.) The class is followed by Sewing Made Easy Level 2: The Pattern, a further five-session endeavor that introduces students to the arcana of the sewing pattern and how to use one to make a pair of elastic-waist pants.

Virtual Quilting Classes 

You can quilt anywhere. You can probably even work on a quilt panel while stalled in traffic on Los Angeles’ infamously congested freeway system. (That said, don’t quilt while actually driving.) Given how difficult it is to get around Los Angeles (and the establishments that teach quilting are definitely far-flung from the city center if Los Angeles can be said to have such a thing), you may well wish to consider a virtual quilting class that lets you learn to quilt while in the comfort of your own home or another private space of your choosing.

Virtual classes are generally conducted over that pandemic commonplace, Zoom, although sometimes other platforms are employed. You follow the class on your computer monitor as your teacher demonstrates the basic techniques of quilting. There is the drawback that you’ll have to purchase all the materials needed for the class: fabric, needles and thread, and assorted sewing notions, and—this may be the real stumbling block—a sewing machine. As quilting classes are designed for people who know how to sew, you may already have the requisite equipment. You may even have a fully outfitted sewing room, which would be a perfect place in which to take a virtual quilting class.

Online quilting classes are to be had from providers such as M Avery Designs of Hoboken, New Jersey. They present quite a complement of classes, most of which aren’t available at their brick-and-mortar shop. Among the interesting offerings is a Quilt Club that meets once a month and gives quilters from all over cyberspace a chance to produce an entire quilt block, as well as to interact with each other and share their love of quilting. Additional classes teach how to create the classic Dresden Plate quilt (sort of a flower or a sunburst pattern pieced out of a variety of contrasting fabrics) and how to put your quilting knowledge to use to create a Hovea Quilted Jacket, which proves that quilting isn’t just for bedspreads. M Avery Designs’ online offerings can also get pretty technical; their Quilt Binding with Continuous Bias Tape is a good example of this type of class.

Private Group Quilting Classes in Los Angeles

Are you in the market for a cool team-building exercise? CourseHorse can help you come up with something original and fun that will promote interaction between your team members and send them home feeling they’ve had an enjoyable experience that has brought them a little closer together. CourseHorse will work closely with you through the planning stages all the way to the day of the event. No booking fees are charged, and group sizes can be adjusted nearly until the date of the event.

Quilting may not sound like an obvious choice for this type of venture, but it actually can be fun and draw people together through the common pursuit of new skills while inspiring some hilarity as people unwittingly sew themselves to their work. You need only a few hours to assemble a small quilt (assuming you’re not bothering about the intricacies of piecing technique for the top), and catching on to quilting technique isn’t all that difficult.

Private group quilting classes for Los Angeles businesses are available from a variety of online providers, which enables your entire team—even if they work remotely or on a different continent—to join in the event. You may use the contact form on the CourseHorse website to put yourself in touch with a member of the event fulfillment team who will guide you to the perfect event for your team members.

If you’re not sure that quilting is exactly right for your organization, but still want to do something that involves fabric (but no sewing), you might want to consider Virtual Tapestry Loom Weaving, a class that teaches participants to make a wall hanging on a DIY loom. All the necessary equipment for the class (including the loom) is mailed by CourseHorse to participants two weeks before the class, which eliminates a major hassle for you. (Do note that CourseHorse can only ship to United States addresses but will work to assist you in getting course materials to international team members.) Up to 500 team members can participate in the event, which has proven itself to be a lighthearted way of getting your team to bond over a new and unusual skill.



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