Perfecting Our Craft Together

Hello quilters! I'm Tara, and I'm excited to welcome you to this space. Whether you’re threading a needle for the first time or you’re an experienced sewer seeking to refine your craft, you've found a place to learn, grow, and create something beautiful.

My tutorials are more than just basic instructions — they're a comprehensive guide to help you master the art of quilting step by step.

Why My Tutorials?

  • Personal Guidance: As someone who’s stitched and sewn for over 20 years, I’ve gathered a basket full of knowledge that I’m eager to share with you, one-on-one.

  • Depth and Detail: We’ll explore the intricacies of quilting together, unraveling the "whys" behind the "hows," so you truly grasp the techniques in depth.

  • Packed with Tips and Tricks: Every video I create is sprinkled with the little secrets of the trade that I’ve collected over the years, ensuring you’re well-equipped to take on any quilting challenge.

Here's What You Can Expect:

  • Rich, Comprehensive Lessons: From the essential basics to lessons on color and value, my videos cover it all, guiding you to a finished piece that you can be proud of.

  • Interactive and Supportive: Ask me anything along the way! This is a two-way street; your questions and feedback are the heart of our shared learning experience.

  • Learn at Your Leisure: My virtual studio is open around the clock, allowing you to hit pause, rewind, and replay as you master each step at your own comfortable rhythm.

I'm here to support you every step of the way and to celebrate each quilt you create.

Let’s start stitching our quilts together!

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A bit about me

I am a professional textile designer and quilter living and working in Oakland, CA. I started to quilt around 2001 or so, using a reprint of the 1931 edition of 101 Patchwork Patterns by Ruby Short McKim as my guide. I had no idea such things as rotary cutters, rulers or plastic templates existed, and spent many happy weeks tracing around cardboard templates and cutting out pieces with a pair of scissors. Somewhere along the way, my love of quilting led to school and on to a career in textile design, with clients including Michael Miller Fabrics, Riley Blake and Pottery Barn Kids. I find inspiration in forms, shapes and the place where 2 seams meet. Color interaction is the key inspiration that drives me. It's that intuitive moment when you put two colors together, and then two more, and two more after that that I focus on. The explorations are endless and I strive to try to walk the line of discomfort and still make everything work together as a whole. I draw a lot of inspiration from the simple bold geometry of antique quilts, the gorgeous bright colors from textiles around the world, and freedom and spontaneity found in unconventional and improvisational quilts. When I look at my current work, I see all 3 of these aspects represented. I like to use simple geometry, complex color interaction and find the line the exists somewhere between harmony and discord.


  • How long do I have access to the course?

    Once you've enrolled and paid, you'll have access to the course material for as long as you need. So devour it all in one weekend or take things slow. It's your choice!

  • How do these differ from your live Zoom classes?

    These classes are prerecorded videos, with no live component. Watch at your own pace, and type questions into the comment section.

  • What is the benefit of On Demand classes?

    You get to watch and sew at your own pace! You can rewind and pause the video as often as you want. This is especially helpful when learning a new technique.

  • Is there a live component to this class?

    No, but you can always type a question for me in the comments section! I will check in and answer questions every week.

  • Can I download the videos?

    No, the videos are only available to watch online. However, the pattern and supply list are available as downloads, found in the Welcome section for each class.

  • Can I get a refund?

    Sorry, no. All the lessons are available as soon as you sign up, so there is no refund given.

  • Help- where is the pattern?

    The pattern is available as a PDF download in the Welcome section for each class.

  • Still have a question?

    Please email me at [email protected]