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with Joe Cunningham
Online Class

Pattern-Free Quiltmaking

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Take two fabrics you like, then take a risk! Pattern-free quilting uses traditional methods but liberates them, creating spontaneous design in a structured format. Joe Cunningham guides you from simple ideas to the Wheel of Pattern, giving you options upon options to make your own unforgettable quilt. Joe tosses all the rules — even his own —out the window and shows you how to make a quilt based on your imagination. You won't stop smiling during this one-of-a-kind art quilting class with an instructor who not only welcomes but chases down the unexpected.

Go where your idea and fabric take you in this free-spirited approach to making art with fabric. Then spin the super-scary Wheel of Pattern, and watch Joe take three random ideas and turn them into a pattern-free quilt.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h7m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

Meet Joe Cunningham and find out how he made the transition from musician to quilt expert.

2. Three Crazy Sisters

2. Three Crazy Sisters

The Three Crazy Sisters block is a variation on the classic Rail Fence. The simple design of three rectangles will get you started on your pattern-free journey.

3. Fantasy Four Patch

3. Fantasy Four Patch

The Fantasy Four-Patch is a process that takes the traditional four-patch design with two contrasting fabrics and turns it on its ear.