A Quilter’s Path to Personal Style & Fueling The Inner Artist
Explore global quilting techniques and learn to confidently mix, match, and choose colors and fabrics for your own distinctive artistic style.JOIN MEANDER QUILT GUILD NOW
Create Your Own Quilting Style from First Stitch to Finish
Find yourself staring blankly at your pile of precious scraps and fat quarters?
Feel overwhelmed by the possibilities, but frozen by fear of wasting any of it?
Get tired of buying commercial quilting kits and patterns that all seem to look the same?
Meander Quilt Guild is for you if you’re looking for monthly inspiration to fuel your inner artist.
"The best $24 you'll spend all month."
— NANCY M.
How Meander Quilt Guild Works
Have you ever explored quilting through a global lens, and in a way that truly sparks your creative juices?
It’s easy to get caught up in patterns and kits—you know, the ones we pile up and rarely finish because, let's face it, we get bored. With Meander Quilt Guild, you’ll never get bored and you’ll never run out of resources.
Meander takes you on a personal path to developing your own art and aesthetic as you create new pieces. You can track your progress as you make your way through the core curriculum, called The Artist Journey.
Dip your toes into color theory and basic skill-building, how to organize your studio, and make space for creativity. Plus, I'll show you how to pull fabric for a quilt!
Explore color concepts, abandon uninspiring projects, create an experiment bin, and modify or design a pattern of your own
Learn to fill your well with inspiration (not overwhelm), create a "Someday Maybe List", and nurture your inner artist with specific prompts
Our focus, here, shifts to craftsmanship. You'll learn what defines your aesthetic (right now), how to overcome creative restraints, and how to follow your curiosity into creative expression and freedom!
As you learn about techniques, styles, and traditions from around the world, you’ll be guided on a creative journey, from Maker to Explorer, to Designer, and finally, to Artist. Step-by-step, I'll guide you through my creative process with milestone markers in each phase of your journey. Using the fabrics you love, you’ll create pieces entirely unique to you and they'll reflect your artistic journey along the way.
In addition to the core curriculum, you'll have immediate access to my library of workshops, patterns, tutorials, and the Meander Guild Community.
The Meander Quilt Guild
EXPLORE INTERNATIONAL STYLES & TECHNIQUES
Create your own distinctive style as you learn how to mix and match techniques from around the world.
MASTER COLOR CONFIDENCE & FABRIC SELECTION
Learn all about color so you can confidently choose your own fabric palettes from your stash-- no more relying on kits!
GROW YOUR QUILTING COMMUNITY
Connect with quilters from all over the world during live workshops, Sit & Sews, and Show & Tells.
Meander Quilt Guild is for you if you love the art of quilting, but you are…
- Tired of collecting piles of patterns and quilting kits that look too commercial or like everyone else
- In a creative rut and want to see different styles, something you’ve never seen before—and inspires you
- Watching your stash grow with beautiful fabric, but feel overwhelmed by how to mix and match
- Afraid to make “big” decisions when it comes to choosing your own color palettes and fabrics
- Interested in learning how to quickly pull together color and fabric palettes from your own stash to create something entirely unique to you
- Looking for a community of heart-centered quilters who share a passion for self-expression and create soul work
Imagine having a toolbox of ideas and techniques each month to explore your own creative potential and personal aesthetic.
In Meander Quilt Guild, you can expect to:
- Follow a 4-Phase Guided Journey that takes you from choosing fabrics to designing your own quilts and other works of art quickly and efficiently
- Learn from a calm, cool, and collected teacher who shares a passion for the art of imperfection and the beauty that it brings to quilting
- Confidently choose your own color and fabric palettes from your stash—no more relying on kits!
- Create different pieces on small and large scales, including some done-in-a-day (You don’t have to spend months learning and then implementing on the same projects!)
- Choose to explore endless finishing options, intricate handwork, and embellishments
- Improve your quilting skills and get your sewing mojo back (or find it!)
- Feel excited and inspired to try something new each month
- Connect with quilters from all across the globe as we go on this journey of self-expression together
Included in Meander
There is A TON included in your Meander Membership. Here are a few of the goodies you'll have access to as soon as you join:
What is Scrappy Applique™?
Scrappy Applique™ is a fun & simple raw-edge appliqué quilting technique developed by me, Shannon Brinkley. Using fusibles, you collage scrap fabric to create a unique, mosaic appearance in the appliqué piece. It is very quick and easy to pick up, and allows for a lot of creative possibilities!
HERE'S HOW YOU'LL LEARN SCRAPPY APPLIQUE™
I'll walk you through the entire Scrappy Applique™ process from choosing your materials to finishing your quilt in this 12 part video series, filled with lots of photos, details, and demonstrations. View the videos from any device.
Lots of Finishing Options
You'll learn lots of different finishing options for your projects, ranging from super quick and simple to a bit more intricate, like how to Couch Yarn (by machine) around your appliqué piece!
We'll have occasional Live Classes (via Zoom) where you can ask all your questions in real time and get feedback on your project and fabric selection!
August Bonus: Free Scrappy Pup Pattern!
When you join Meander in August, you'll not only get the full Scrappy Applique Workshop, but you'll also get a free (NEW) Scrappy Pup Pattern of your choice! Choose from over 80 different dog breeds, and join us for a live Scrappy Pup Class!
What is Color Confidence for Quilters™?
A full Color Curriculum that will take you from unsure and insecure with your color abilities to being able to confidently mix and match all the fabrics in your stash to create fabric palettes that are beautiful, unique, and look like you!
Full Color Curriculum Covering:
- the Art & Science of Color
- The 4 Elements of Color
- Understanding tone
- Working with Neutrals and Undertones
- Print & Pattern Mixing
- and more!
HERE'S HOW YOU DIVE DEEP INTO COLOR CONFIDENCE
Classes on fun topics like:
You'll quickly learn how to define your "Color Style" and get outside your "Color Comfort Zone", simple & creative Color Formulas to make fabric selection a pleasure and a breeze, and how to use Color to affect the mood of your quilt
You'll have access to our live "Color Lab" events where we dive into different topics on color and put our skills to practice by pulling practice fabric palettes.
You'll also be able to attend "Palette SOS" events where you can ask for help and feedback on your fabric palettes and get suggestions for how to improve your palettes.
Natural Fabric Dye Curriculum
Start from Scratch with Natural Fabric Dyeing
Go from plain white fabric to beautiful colors and prints -- all in your home studio or kitchen!
In this fun and engrossing course, you'll learn how to hand-dye, paint, and print your own fabric. No art skills required! There are few things more rewarding than sewing with fabric you created all on your own.
Learn how to dye every color on the Color Wheel using plants in your area or extracts purchased online. PLUS learn a bunch of fun techniques!
*All dyes and techniques are natural and plant-based, so will be safe for your family and the environment.
HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN IMBUE
Video Tutorials and Checklists
With this 17-part Curriculum, I share with you tool must-haves, a step-by-step guide through the complete natural fabric dyeing process, how to modify and mix colors, and fabric painting and printing.
Fabric Printing Template Bundle
Not an artist, but want to print/paint your own fabric? No worries! Get my bundle of templates made specifically for Fabric Painting & Printing, though many can also be used for appliqué!
Learn how to use the power of the sun to extract dye from plants, then permanently dye your fabrics. This is a fun technique, perfect for hot summer months, and a great activity to do with kids!
Learn this super simple process for batiking your own fabrics! It's a lot of fun, no fancy tools needed, and creates really lovely results.
Learn the ancient Japanese technique known as Shibori! Create gorgeous designs in your indigo vat, and learn a number of different resist techniques, including fold, bind, and stitch resist.
Plant Your Own Dye Garden Guide
Plant your very own Dye Garden with our complete list of plants that produce dye that you can include in your garden!
Access our entire Quilt Workshop library! Explore a variety of techniques and learn quilting styles from all over the world. Learn at your own pace when it's convenient for you.
A Few of Our Workshops
As a member, you have access to the entire Workshop Library, and we are always adding new workshops as well!
English Paper Piecing
Natural Fabric Dyeing
Live Workshops & Events
Connect with quilters from all over the world! We host regular Live Workshops and Community Events, Sit & Sews, and a monthly Guild Meeting where we do a fun and inspiring Show & Tell.
The Global Meander Guild Community
As a member of Meander, you have access to our private Meander Facebook Group where you can connect with fellow quilters, share what you're working on, and get inspired by what everyone is creating.
You'll also be able to connect with fellow members at our monthly virtual guild meeting! We do a Live Show & Tell -- it's so much fun spending time with and connecting with each other.
GET THIS LIMITED-TIME BONUS!
The Color Palette Library
Over 100 different color palettes organized by tone (color season) to use as reference and inspiration for beautiful and effortless fabric pulls. This is a digital library, so you can access it right away!
" I'm taking the traditional styles, techniques, and color theory and mashing them into something uniquely mine."
It's better than a crafty class! Shannon is a clear, thoughtful, and engaging teacher.
— LAURA H.
Hi there, Creative Quilting Friend,
My name is Shannon Brinkley
AUTHOR OF SCRAPPY APPLIQUE, QUILT & FABRIC DESIGNER & NEW MAMA
I host Meander Quilt Guild, a creative quilting community where we embrace the art of imperfection and self-expression while celebrating techniques and styles from across the globe to develop our own.
After years of creating countless pieces and teaching thousands of students, there’s one thing I know to be true:
Creativity comes from messy action.
This is exactly why I created Meander Quilt Guild—to give you a place to launch into your own creative space where you can grow and develop your own style. It’s a space to be inquisitive and imperfect, a space for soul work and creative freedom.
I’ll guide you through a 4-phase journey, where you’ll move from Maker to Explorer to Designer, and then to Artist. You’ll experiment with different techniques, different color palettes, and different fabrics. Throughout this process, you’ll gain confidence as you draw from the library of resources and live workshops and share your work with our community!
Plus, you get access to lessons and techniques taught by world-renowned guest artists and educators.
HERE ARE A FEW RECENT TEACHERS:
English Paper Piecing
Freezer Paper Piecing
Bias Tape Applique
"It teaches things NO ONE ever teaches and combines practical and artistic ideas PERFECTLY!"
— CYNTHIA C.
"You will find something to try and a new technique to learn even if you are a well-seasoned quilter."
Join! You won't be sad. Shannon brings so much inspiration and content!
— JACQUELINE P.
Meander Quilt Guild
Imagine having a flood of ideas each month to try and experiment with as you develop your own unique aesthetic and style. The possibilities are endless and you don’t have to buy any kits!
EXPLORE INTERNATIONAL STYLES & TECHNIQUES
Explore quilt styles and techniques from around the world, and learn how to mix and match them to develop your own unique and distinctive style.
MASTER COLOR CONFIDENCE & FABRIC SELECTION
Confidently choose your own color and fabric palettes from your stash—no more relying on kits!its!
GROW YOUR QUILTING COMMUNITY
Connect with quilters from all across the globe as we go on this journey of self-expression together.s.
INCLUDED IN YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY
- Imbue: Natural Dye Curriculum (Value $297)
- Scrappy Applique™ 12-Part Video Tutorial Series (Value $197)
- Color Confidence for Quilters™ (Value $297)
- Worldwide Quilting Workshop Library (Value Over $3,000)
- Pattern & Tutorial Library (Value $597)
- Block of the Month Program ($297)
- Live Workshops and Community Events, Sit & Sews, and monthly Guild Meetings (Value $97)
- Live Meander Guild Community (Value $397)
- BONUS Fabric Printing Template Bundle: (Value $36)
- BONUS: Color Palette Library (Value $97)
Total Value: over $5,000
Your Price Today:
$24 per month
OR $240 FOR THE YEAR
"It pushes you out of your comfort zone and encourages experimentation."
This group goes beyond the standard quilting techniques to challenge you in ways you may have never imagined. I love everything about it.
— JULIET A.
"I wait anxiously each week to see what's next!"
More than your average guild! Technique, theory, history and fun all wrapped up in a friendly supportive atmosphere.
— BETH L.
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