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Alumni Mentorship program is currently paused for a few months

This is a mentorship program for students of Rachel Derstine who wish to participate in live Zoom monthly critique sessions


Do you wish you had a community of like minded art quilters who would be committed to meeting regularly?
Do you wish you had someone to share ideas with who would be honest and supportive in their responses?
Do you you wish to be inspired by others who continue to strive toward being artfully creative and who strive to follow good principles of design?
do you have too many unfinished projects and need a little motivation to get them done?
If so, this is the place for you.
You have previously participated in Rachel’s Courses or guild Classes and know the kind of supportive interaction she encourages. Join a group which meets monthly to continue the same helpful discussions about your work and the work of others in the group.
Please Note:
If you have not yet enrolled in any Artful Quilting Courses or Classes and wish to try class at this time please visit our online offerings here or visit our virtual live offerings here.


Last Wednesday of the month:

June 29, 2022
July 27, 2022
August 31, 2022
September 28, 2022
October 26, 2022
November 30, 2022

11 AM – 1PM Eastern (NYC)

Sessions will be recorded and a link sent to all subscribers so you won’t miss anything.

* We are now making this Mentorship Group available to any person who has either taken a class through Artful Quilting or taken a class through a quilt guild with Rachel Derstine.

Space is limited:  we are only accepting 25 participants at this time.

Membership is ongoing.  You have the option of contacting me to cancel your membership at any time.

This is a chance to share your projects in a live session with a supportive community.  There will be a portion of the meetings set aside for critique sessions.  SAQA PA Critique Guidelines will be followed.   This is a great way to share ideas, solve problems, expand your knowledge of techniques, design, color theory in an immediate exchange.

Images may be sent to Rachel prior to sessions for sharing with the group at

Continued sharing of images throughout the month with interaction will be possible on the Artful Quilting and Sewing Courses Member Group Facebook Page.

Topics from June – November

June 29
Organizing your stash: Do you spend far too much time searching for that perfect fabric which you can’t find but you know you have? Let’s discuss our best practices for storing and organizing our precious fabrics. Do we store by color? Type of fabric? How do we ensure that our fabrics are protected from sun damage?

July 27
Photographing your quilts like a pro. You’ve gone to all that work to create an outstanding quilt so let’s photograph it in the best possible light and camera settings. Learn some quick easy editing tips.

Aug. 31
How to enter your quilt in a quilt show. Entering your quilt in a quilt show is a great way to start being noticed and acknowledged for your quilting skills. Learn what judges want to see and how to present your quilts in a favorable way.

Sept 28
How to apply to fine craft shows. What kind of display and lighting should you consider? Where do you find out about fine craft shows and how do you apply?

Oct. 26
Who are your favorite quilters to follow and why? Do you have a favorite magazine, podcast, quilting show or book you’d like to share with the group? Where do you find your inspiration?

Nov. 30

Is there some topic that you are having a problem with and wish we would cover it in this group?  Just contact me and ask!


An automatic withdrawal will be taken from your credit card each month beginning on the date of your registration.  Automatic withdrawals will stop after 6 withdrawals.

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recurring monthly

Monthly Zoom Sessions recurring on the last Wednesday of the month, June – Nov 2022, 11AM – 1PM Eastern Time (NYC)
Session 6 – Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Session 7 – Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Session 8 – Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Session 9 – Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Session 10 – Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Session 11 – Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Link with recording a day after each session

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