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alumni mentorship Program

This is a mentorship program for students of artful quilting 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 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 you will not have access to this program.  If you wish to take a course or online class at this time please visit our online offerings here  or visit our virtual live offerings here.
Schedule – June through November, 2022.

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.

Only available to students of Artful Quilting and Sewing Courses and Classes who wish to sign up.

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.



There will be input from me about specific design principles other topics for part of each session. Here are the topics we covered from Jan. – May:

Jan. 26:
Why do we have UFO’s (unfinished objects) – Did we end up not liking it?  Why?  Did we run into a technical or design obstacle?  There is great value in attempting to take some risks.  You might find you are capable to doing great things.

Feb. 23:
Lines – Bold, skinny, curved, jagged, straight, thick, winding.  How do lines impact your work?  What sort of lines create a feeling of calm or alarm or definition or balance?  Why do we add them to our work?  How many do we need?  Where shall we place them?

Mar. 30:
Value – why does it matter?  How can the use of value give your work much greater impact?  How can we tell the value of our fabrics?  When do we know that we need to change it up?  Why does Rachel love gradients so much?  Value adds drama!

Apr. 27:
Balance – what are some ways to create balance in our compositions?  Can there be too much symmetry?  What are some tricks for creating better balance in my composition even if I’m almost done?

May 25:
Cohesive Design – what ties your composition together?  Is there a connection among the elements?  Do they relate in some way?  How does this create a stronger composition?

Topics from June – November

June 29
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.

July 27
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.

Aug. 31
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?

Sept. 28
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?

Oct. 26

Nov. 30

More to come!  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!

Registration will open on June 25. 

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Please sign in to your account before registering.

HERE is a handy dandy tutorial on how to sign up if you are having trouble with the process  Print it out if you wish.

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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