The Quilters Circle Podcast: Laura Coia

Laura is a registered professional, with over 45 years of sewing experience including Seamstress, Quilting, Tailoring, Garment Repairs & construction, as well as teaching. Laura is also a published Pattern Designer and writes for various sewing & quilting magazines. Laura has been awarded the Silver YouTube Award, issued by YouTube. Also, in 2018, she was awarded “The Ultimate Zoomer Award” by ZoomerMedia LTD. Laura has signed a book deal with C&T publishing featuring quilting patterns “as seen on YouTube” – book scheduled release for Spring of 2020. Read More

The Quilters Circle Podcast: Lilo Bowman

Lilo Bowman has worked as a floral designer, translator, tour guide, wedding planner, and is now editor-in-chief of Her work has been varied, often challenging, but always creative. Since early childhood, she has been instilled with the desire for and love of doing something with your hands, learned by observing the varied and beautiful items crafted by both of her grandmothers. Raised in a German culture, Lilo was always keenly aware of and fascinated with objects (whether utilitarian or decorative) that were attractively displayed while still being orderly. Read More

The Quilters Circle Podcast: Jo Avery

Jo Avery has been playing with fabric and yarn for as long as she can remember, culminating in her current role as a designer, teacher and entrepreneur. Her natural affinity with expressive colour informs all her quilts and her love of intricate techniques, such as needle-turn appliqué and embroidery, allows her to embrace both modern and traditional quilting. She is a regular contributor to a number of quilt and embroidery publications and enjoys inspiring others to discover their own creative potential through her studio workshops in Edinburgh. Read More

Become a Tour Ambassador

Get a group of 15 or more people that want to travel the world and explore their passion for quilting. Whether that is a bunch of friends, a club you participate in, your co-workers, or Facebook friends - all are welcome! Once you have gathered enough people, contact us by using the form below. We will work with you on when and where you all would like to go. For being the coordinator of the trip, you will get a discount on the trip...and depending on how many people you gather, you could even travel for FREE! Start brainstorming where you want to travel to, because your friends are already lining up! Read More

Ireland 2019 (PAST TRIP)

Come along with Ashley Hough on this once-in-a-lifetime experience combining amazing sightseeing, crafting with local artisans, and the unique experience of traveling with fellow quilters. Read More

Germany 2020

We are excited to announce the next National Quilters Circle tour to beautiful Germany and Austria! Join us for an amazing experience combining incredible sightseeing, once-in-a-lifetime visits to the world-famous Christmas markets in Salzburg, Nuremburg and Innsbruck, hands-on quilting workshops, unique excursions and the opportunity to experience it all with fellow quilters. Read More

The Quilters Circle Podcast: Amanda Murphy

Amanda Murphy is a quilt and fabric designer whose style bridges the modern and traditional. She is a BERNINA Expert and Quilting and Longarm Spokesperson; in 2018 she designed both a quilt and a fabric line to commemorate BERNINA's 125th Anniversary. Amanda is an international teacher, pattern designer, and fabric designer for Contempo of Benartex. Read More

The Quilters Circle Podcast: Colleen Tauke

Colleen Tauke is a quilter, designer, and quilt educator with 40+ years of sewing experience, of those, the last 17 years have been centered around quilting. Early in my quilting endeavors I was challenged to piece a quilt that seemed daunting – fussy cutting, y-seams, strip piecing, hourglass blocks, a pieced border, and appliqué – and that was all in ONE quilt – my first bed sized quilt, that would become a quilt shop sample and win a third place ribbon at the Iowa Sate Fair in the “my first quilt” division. Read More