Guest Teachers

 At this time, we do not have guest teachers scheduled.

The following classes were taught at the Red Barn by guest teachers.

Toni Steere

Tips, Tricks and Techniques – Mystical Prism

Toni Steere shares “everything I’ve learned in 30 years of quilting, condensed into an all day workshop” as she teaches the nine blocks which create the 36” center of her new “Mystical Prism” quilt. Resembling a kaleidoscope, the Mystical Prism quilt uses traditional piecing with unusual fabric color combinations. Also, master the Creative Grids 2 Peaks in 1 Triangle ruler in class.

Students will perfect their skills and learn new ones while working on the nine blocks. For those participating in our block of the month, Mystical Prism, this workshop will be a great start towards making the quilt. For those not doing the BOM, this can be finished into a 42” x 42” wall hanging or throw size quilt.

Fringed & Fabulous

Toni Steere designed this unique quilt using fat quarters to make this “fun batik goes ragtime quilt”. Fringed & Fabulous is a “quilt as you go” surface design quilt, where the clipped raw edges of the batik curl and fringe on the front, creating a soft texture. Give this quilt a touch of “whimsy” by adding thread and fabric embellishments, decorative stitching and free motion quilting.

Finished size: 60” x 75” lap size quilt (15” blocks)


 Karen Eckmeier

 Accidental Landscape – Beaches


Join Karen Eckmeier and learn her layered topstitching technique to create a landscape “accidentally”. These little beach scenes are quick and easy to make, no templates, no fuss- just free form rotary cutting and topstitched edges. Personalize your beach by adding collage details like a dune fence, beach grass, shells, sailboats, beach chairs, umbrellas, lighthouses, photo transfers, etc. Beach scene measures approximately 8″ x 12″ (without borders). Landscapes can be matted and framed or finished as a miniature quilt by adding borders and quilting.

Layered Wave Technique –cc-layered_log_ Scrappy Layered Log Cabin

The classic log cabin is the most popular pattern in quiltmaking history. This Log Cabin really has an attitude! Relax and enjoy topstitched seams, curved edges, no measuring, blocks of different sizes, and raw-edge prairie points embellished with beads. With Karen’s easy layer and stitch technique, you will be adding graceful curves and dramatic angles to all your quilt projects.