Make a living doing what you love.
Enrollment is currently closed, but we plan to open enrollment again in 2023. There are a limited number of spots, so put your name of the VIP Waitlist. You'll be the first to hear when enrollment reopens so you can grab one of the limited spots and take advantage of earlybird pricing!
Choose to become certified in one or both of the following:
Learn the content inside and out.
Learn the common challenges, mistakes, and how to best teach the curriculum. You'll get absolutely everything you need to start and grow your teaching business.
Start reaching out to guilds to fill your teaching calendar.
You'll also be featured on our website as a certified teacher and will get referrals from us.
Become a teacher!
By the end of the certification program you will be ready to facilitate fun, inspiring, and profitable workshops that your students can't help but tell all their friends about.
One of my favorite things about this source of income, other than engaging with other amazing quilters, is that you can know and plan for how much money you will make each month.
Since you will have set fees and signed contracts you can budget and plan your income in advance.
Teaching in-person (or virtual) events is the quickest and simplest way to bring in steady income in the quilting industry. With these popular and tested curriculum that are in high demand you shouldn't have any problem filling up your calendar (even during COVID).
At a typical in-person event you could earn:
Total: $1,000 or more per event
This is a rough estimate. You can always determine your own rates and your product sales will vary. Some guilds / shops choose to book more or less events, which will adjust how much you'll make.
Not able or comfortable being in public places yet? You don't have to wait until COVID has completely passed-- you can start teaching now! A lot of guilds are eager to book speakers and teachers who can present virtually during this time.
This will allow you to speak/teach at guilds all over the world without having to leave the comfort and safety of your own home and book many more events each month, since you don't have to factor in the time and energy of travel.
There is a lot included with your certification! Click on each to see the details.
We'll dive deep into the curriculum so you understand it inside and out. I've taught these workshops countless times and can share all of the common questions, mistakes, and areas of confusion so that you can facilitate a fun, laid-back, and inspiring workshop.
*Can't make all the sessions live? No worries, all mentor sessions will be recorded and posted to the site.
You'll be certified for 1 year to teach Scrappy Applique, Color Confidence, or both from the time you sign your licensing contract.
We do not take a cut of the events you book, there is simply an annual licensing renewal fee of:
So as long as you book one or two events per year, everything else you make is pure profit!
Guilds are constantly reaching out to me to come teach Scrappy Applique and Color Confidence. Once certified, you will be featured on our website, which is where we send all the guilds who contact us asking about events.
We'll start you off with a box of materials that you can sell at your events.
For Scrappy Applique Certified Teachers:
5 of Each of Shannon Brinkley's Scrappy Applique Patterns (these retail for $16 each, so a total value of $480)
Plus, for yourself, a copy of Shannon's book, Scrappy Bits Applique.
For Color Confidence Certified Teachers:
We'll start you off with a super helpful kit of resources that includes:
One of our Certified Teachers described our training and materials as a "Business in a Box", which it is! We give you everything you need for your teaching business! All of the content and tools took me YEARS to develop, and we give it all to you!
Included are all the templates you will need to start teaching, which will save you SO much time.
Once enrolled, you will be placed with an existing Certified Teacher Mentor. Our mentors have been teaching the content and building their businesses, and will be able to provide lots of advice and guidance as you move through your training and start your business.
You will have regular group sessions with your mentor where you can ask questions, practice teaching, and get feedback, all in a supportive, encouraging environment.
Our CT community is SO supportive and encouraging of each other. We believe a rising tide lifts all boats, and we love cheering each other on and celebrating our successes.
Choose to become certified in one or both of the following:
Scrappy Appliqué™ is a raw-edge appliqué technique where you collage scrap fabric to create your appliqué piece. It is quick and simple to pick up, yet allows for a lot of creative possibilities.
As a Scrappy Applique Certified Teacher, you will:
Your students can choose from around 200 different Scrappy Applique patterns. You can sell these as printed patterns or share your unique link that will earn you commissions from digital pattern sales.
Scrappy Appliqué is a crowd favorite in any guild or shop, no matter if it's more of a modern, traditional, or art quilt focus.
It is SO much fun to do and even more fun to teach.
Students LOVE Scrappy Applique because:
Color Confidence for Quilters™ is a full Color Curriculum that takes quilters from unsure and insecure in their color abilities to being able to confidently mix and match all the fabrics in their stash to create fabric palettes that are beautiful, unique, and perfect for all their individual quilt projects.
As a Color Confidence for Quilters Certified Teacher, you will:
The Color Confidence for Quilters™ Teacher Training is organized into blocks that you can mix and match to build your own programs, workshops, or workshop series.
This allows you to offer many different workshops to the same few guilds. This is HUGE. This means you can create a good relationship with a few guilds and come back over and over, teaching new and exciting content. This will make your job a lot easier. You could:
"I got my first signed contract and payment for a Color Confidence class today! Four more booked, and four pending. I'm loving this!"
One of our Certified Teachers describes our program as a "Business in a Box", which it is! We give you everything you need for your teaching business.
All of the content and tools that took me YEARS to develop and perfect, we give it all to you.
Eliminate ALL this work, and get right to the fun stuff.
With the Certified Teacher Program, you can Eliminate:
>> The time and energy it takes to come up with a method or technique, make samples, create a workshop and patterns, and start testing them with actual quilters.
>>Then the time to tweak and refine this into a streamlined process and curriculum that works, with all the bumps ironed out. This can take YEARS.
>>Then the time to create name and brand recognition, and "get your name out there"
You can skip all of that.
No need to reinvent the wheel, take our already built and perfected wheel and get rolling!
"Long hours for mediocre pay was robbing me of time with my family, and I felt like I was missing my son's childhood. I wanted the freedom to have a job I loved that aligned with my values and priorities. The Certified Teacher Program allowed me to start a quilt teaching business quickly and easily. If you want Quilt Teaching to be your business, invest in yourself."
Katie Lewis became certified in Scrappy Appliqué in 2020, then after teaching, decided to enroll in Color Confidence the next year.
Right now is actually an incredible time to start your teaching business!
Here's why: because of COVID-19, guilds all over the world have had to cancel all their in person events, HOWEVER, quilters still want to quilt and connect! And guilds are desperate for teachers/speakers who can teach VIRTUALLY!
You can use your certification to teach online via a platform like Zoom.
Included in your certification is a full training on how to facilitate a smooth, stress-free virtual program and/or workshop. We share exactly how to get the event set up, what and how to communicate to the guild, and how to facilitate the event without any technical issues.
You'll also get my slideshows that you can use to present during the program, including photos of quilts and color palettes, which will make presenting much smoother and more professional.
So even if you are not super tech-savvy, you can run a successful virtual program or workshop.
And most quilt teachers have not started to offer their same programs or workshops virtually yet, so there is a HUGE demand for teachers who can do this.
Yes! We understand that everyone has real lives with things to do during the day. All live sessions are recorded.
No problem! You can go through the program at your own pace. You'll have a full year to complete your certification. If by the end of the 12 months you have not completed your certification there will be an option for applying for an extension.
Your 1-year license begins not when you sign up, but when you complete the Certification Program and sign your Licensing Contract. So if you'd like to wait a few months before signing your contract and starting to teach, that is fine!
If we offer the Teacher Certification Training again, it will most likely not be until 2023, and may be a higher price.
To receive your certification and begin teaching you'll need to:
Anywhere! You can teach for quilt guilds, shows, shops, wherever you'd like. And during the pandemic, you can also teach virtually so you can reach quilters all around the world!
You'll meet your Certified Teacher Mentor right up front during our kick-off call. After you've completed the training sessions you and other trainees will begin working with your Mentor in group virtual sessions. You'll have the opportunity to practice your teach-backs, listen to others practice their teach-backs, ask questions, and get feedback. Your Mentor will help guide you through everything you'll need to do to become fully certified.
For both Scrappy Applique and the Color Confidence, you'll be able to offer a Program/Lecture as well as a variety of workshops! I'll show you how to teach the curriculum in a half-day, full-day, or 2-day workshop, so you can book multiple events for each guild/shop!
You'll have a full year to complete your certification. You can be certified in as little as a few months. Month 1 is training. Months 2 and 3 your Mentor will provide Teach-back sessions once a week. Months 4 through 6 your Mentor will provide Teach-back sessions every other week. For the remaining 6 months Teach-back sessions will be once a month. We feel that this will give you ample time to get certified at your own pace. If by the end of the 12 months you have not completed your certification there will be an option for applying for an extension.
We begin the training in April, but you get access to the learning material right away, so you can begin working through it and making class samples.
If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to reach out to us directly: [email protected]
Be the first to hear when enrollment opens so you can grab one of the limited spots and take advantage of Earlybird Pricing!
Be the first to hear when enrollment for our Certified Teacher Program reopens so you can grab one of the limited spots and take advantage of Earlybird Pricing!