I love sharing quilting with others through classes. Below you'll find a list of my upcoming classes, be sure to check back regularly for new offerings! I am currently teaching full day (6 hour) and half day (3 hour) classes and workshops, as well as trunk shows of my quilts. If you are a shop owner/guild program director and would like to learn more about my offerings and/or to schedule me to teach at your shop, please email me at elizabeth(at)dontcallmebetsy(dot)com. I am currently booking classes, trunk shows and workshops for summer through fall 2015.

New class available through Craftsy, November 18th! Start Paper Piecing with me!
My Craftsy Class - Start Free-Motion Quilting
Available now!
Join me in my class, Start Paper Piecing!

Start Paper Piecing walks you through a total of seven different paper pieced blocks, ranging from some interesting angled blocks to a few star blocks and even some pictorial blocks. There's a wide variety, and there's me to hold your hand the entire way. I'll tell you about how I fell in love with paper piecing, and give you all the information you need to get started with paper piecing! You can register for Start Paper Piecing right here and save $20 on your registration!

New class - available online to take in your PJs, at your leisure whenever you want, via Craftsy!
My Craftsy Class - Start Free-Motion Quilting
Available now!
Join me in my class, Start Free-Motion Quilting!

In my Craftsy class, Start Free-Motion Quilting, you'll learn about the notions you'll need to make your free-motion quilting experience easier, as well as how to do nine different free-motion quilting stitches. As with all Craftsy classes, you'll be able to access the videos and materials for the class any time you want, 24 hours a day. You'll also be able to ask questions that I'll answer, whenever you have a question! You'll never lose access to the class and you can watch the lessons over and over again, as many times as you like. There are also three beautiful project patterns included in the class, the Pathways pillow, the Mod Kaleidoscope pillow, and the Superstar baby quilt. You can register for Start Free-Motion Quilting right here and save $20 on your registration!

Beginning Free Motion Quilting with Elizabeth
Now Offered Regularly!
upcoming dates:
Saturday, November 15, 2014  at 10:00 am
Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 10:00 am
Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 10:00 am
Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 10:00 am
Inspire Quilting & Sewing
101 N Collins St
Plant City, FL 33565

also offered:
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10:00 am
Country Bears and Quilts
Clearwater, FL

In this class, we’ll be working on several different free-motion quilting designs, practicing to master each. Free motion quilting is not only something you can do beautifully on your home sewing machine, but it can be a lot of fun too! I'll share many tips and tricks for making your free-motion experience a good one and walk you through several different continuous line designs.

FMQ samples for Friday's class

Intermediate Free Motion Quilting
upcoming dates:
Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10:00 am
Saturday, May 20, 2015 at 10:00 am
Saturday, November 11, 2015 at 10:00 am
Inspire Quilting & Sewing
101 N Collins St
Plant City, FL 33565

If you've been through Elizabeth's Beginning Free Motion Quilting class and have been practicing at home, you're ready to take Intermediate Free Motion Quilting. In this class, we'll work on five different free motion stitches: boxy meander, swirls, and pebbles, as well as arcs and cathedral windows.

QuiltCon 2015
February 19-22, 2015
Austin, TX

Free Motion Quilting Workshop
Early 2015
Kings Point Quilters Guild
Sun City Center, FL

The Stash Bash
April 2015
Calvin Center
Hampton, GA
Check their website for registration info

Trunk Show and Workshop TBD
April 2015
Ladies of the Lakes Guild
Lakeland, FL


  1. If I lived in Florida I would so be in your classes!

  2. Do you teach paper piecing? Thanks

    1. I sure do. I will be teaching a paper piecing class at Inspire Quilting & Sewing in Plant City, FL in the new year, as well as at the Minnesota Quilt Show. Thanks for asking!

  3. ....just waiting for your visit to Minnesota! Love your FMQ-every inch of those miles is wonderful!!


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