Allie McCathren | Karen Bolan | Stacey Sharman | Kitty Wilkin

SEAGLASS QUILT | Allie McCathren aka Exhausted Octopus

Saturday, November 11th | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (held via Zoom)

There is no one pattern to make a seaglass quilt, and that’s the beauty of them. Just like the pieces of found glass it’s named for, shaped by time and water, each quilt tells a story.

Allie will show us how to combine fabrics from your beloved scraps (and not so beloved ones as well) to make gorgeous art quilts. During the workshop she’ll be covering color families, elements of design and movement, how to prepare the fabric, shaping the pieces, layout, and fusing. By the end of the workshop, participants can expect to have finished mini quilt tops. Although we won’t be working on the actual quilting during the workshop, Allie will share resources for completing the quilt and talk through it a bit.

This is also a great stash busting workshop for all those scraps if you’re trying to clear out space!

  • FORMAT: Zoom
  • DATE: November 11
  • TIME: 10am – 4pm
  • PRICING: (see equity pricing for more info)
    • $40 standard pricing
    • $20 equity pricing
    • $45 pay it forward

MATERIALS – Supply list available at here.

About Allie

Allie is an artist with a degree in marine biology. She lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and three sons. Allie loves to experiment with fabric, and often times biology and science find their way into her work, whether or not she intends it. You can learn more about Allie’s work by visiting her website at


Saturday, August 26th | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (held via Zoom)

Karen will teach elements of free motion quilting and students will work on motifs that practice those elements. The focus of this class is to get students comfortable moving around the quilt in the way they intend so they have quilting freedom. Students will learn to quilt smooth curves and straight lines, even echoes, perfect points, travel over previously quilted lines, and finish with neat and tidy starts and stops.

This workshop is appropriate for all skill levels, from confident beginner to experienced intermediate. Karen will be providing something for everyone and will guide the workshop based on the class. Students will leave with a completed quilting sampler.

Note: It is expected that your machine is set up for free motion quilting before the workshop. If you are new to free motion quilting or need a refresher on setting up your machine, particularly ensuring the tension is correct, we recommend coming to Digital Thursday on 8/24 to get guidance on setting up.

  • FORMAT: Zoom
  • DATE: August 26
  • TIME: 10am – 2pm
  • PRICING: (see equity pricing for more info)
    • $55 standard pricing
    • $30 equity pricing
    • $75 pay it forward

MATERIALS – Supply list available at here. Optional: flexible phone holder to allow Karen to watch you quilt (example)

About Karen

Karen Bolan is a quilter in Santa Rosa, California. Drawn to the layers of design and expression possible in quilting, she loves the learning that comes from experimenting. She endeavors to find efficiencies in process and material use. Her designs are out of the box, and integrate a love of geometry, experimentation, interconnection, depth, and texture. Her work has been featured in magazines including Curated Quilts, Modern Quilt Guild Journal, Make Modern, and Modish Quilter, and her quilts have been exhibited at local and international quilt shows including Pacific International Quilt Festival and QuiltCon. You can learn more about Karen’s work by visiting her website at

BROKEN GRIDS | Stacey Sharman

Saturday, April 1st | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (held via Zoom)

Students will create a true “broken grid” quilt. We will discuss the use of precision piecing versus improvisation and how the two techniques can be successfully combined in one quilt. It is very well suited to working with scrap and upcycled fabrics.

Students will explore creating Broken Grids using a “fence” or “plus” block. We will play with color, value, and scale, to begin building a one of a kind piece. The building blocks can be incorporated into a wall hanging that can be finished in class, or students may choose to continue building into a fuller scale project.

  • FORMAT: Zoom
  • DATE: April 1
  • TIME: 10am – 4pm
  • PRICING: (see equity pricing for more info)
    • $65 standard pricing
    • $30 equity pricing
    • $75 pay it forward

MATERIALS – Supply list available at here.

About Stacey

“I grew up in rural Virginia where a favorite family outing was going to antique malls, auctions, and yard sales. I was always intrigued by the history and the mystery of discarded, lost, or abandoned objects. Channeling that into my work, I have found great satisfaction in creating something lovely and new from what others may see as useless. The art of creating patchwork mimics the art of life: creating the most beautiful thing you can with what you have at hand.” — Stacey

More on Stacey can be found on her website here.

QUILT YOUR LIFE: Milestone Quilts for Every Moment | Kitty Wilkin

Saturday, January 21st | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (held via Zoom)

Come explore the world of quilts created to mark milestones, and see why these quilts are a fun and meaningful solution to joyful sewing in this busy world.

In this workshop, Kitty will share her journey through the world of creating milestone quilts, beginning with the quilt she created for her third child to mark his first year of life, and will explore other life events that can be documented through the creation of a quilt.

Together we will talk about the many variables to consider when designing milestone quilts and you will come up with a plan for a milestone quilt of your own. Kitty will guide you through the process so that you leave feeling inspired and ready to dive into creating a positive feedback loop in your life, documenting your days through the creation of a quilt.

  • FORMAT: Zoom
  • DATE: January 21
  • TIME: 10am – 1pm
  • PRICING: (see equity pricing for more info)
    • $22 standard pricing
    • $10 equity pricing
    • $25 pay it forward

Recommended for all levels.


Note that this is a planning workshop, and no sewing will take place during it. You will need to purchase the Quilt Your Life Planning documents which are available here at a discounted rate of $10 per person with code provided upon registration.

About Kitty

Kitty is a quilter, designer, teacher, and photographer who aims to create beautiful things every day. Between designing quilt patterns, sewing with gorgeous fabrics, tying life together with quilt-making in meaningful ways, capturing the wonder of the world in photographs, and adventuring with her partner and three young kids in rural Maine, Kitty’s busy making the world a more beautiful place. Find her online at or @nightquilter