Quilt Hive™ Academy

Join today to learn new skills and grow in confidence so you can make your creative dreams a reality

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An online learning hub for quilters with a class library
containing heaps of video classes and a new class each month
(scroll down to see them all).  
Plus a friendly community that meets regularly on Zoom.

As a creative person who loves textiles you have creative dreams and ideas, right? But do you always have the right skills and knowledge to make those ideas into a reality? My goal is to equip quilters with the skills and techniques that they can use to actualise their creative dreams! I also want to help quilters be more satisfied with the finish of their work so they are proud to show it off!

The Quilt Hive is an online learning hub where you'll learn those new skills.  You'll have access a whole host of video classes on a range of patchwork and quilting techniques (scroll down to see them all!). You could call it a 'learning library'. The classes are pre-recorded, and you can watch and replay as often as you like, when it suits you. There are also downloadable workbooks to accompany each technique class. You'll be able to ask questions and get timely replies using the discussion boxes right under the videos. New classes are added on a regular basis.

You'll be joining a friendly community of quilters from around the globe who meet up each month on Zoom. Our monthly LIVE session often takes the form of a Q&A session where members often share their makes. We sometimes use the Breakout Rooms feature so you can chat to other quilters in the membership, a lovely way to make new quilty friends! And occasionally we have guests from the quilting industry come and speak to us.

Recordings of past interviews are available for new members to watch. Previous guests have included:
This membership is perfect for you if you want to learn new patchwork & quilting techniques and want to meet and get to know other quilters!  It's the best way to access my teaching on a wide variety of patchwork & quilting skills and techniques and is super cost effective too! These classes aren't currently available to buy as stand alone classes.  Keep reading to find out if it's right for you!

Learn skills that will help you improve & develop all areas of your hobby leading to increased satisfaction and better results.  

Use your newly learnt or improved skills to create some fun makes using the tutorials in the Library section.

Meet other quilters, just like you, from around the world in our Community spaces and in our monthly LIVE sessions.

I've been teaching sewing, patchwork & quilting for over 10 years and I'm excited to help you.  

I have absolutely LOVED helping every single one of my customers develop and improve their sewing, patchwork & quilting skills.  It's truly rewarding to see students progress, grow in confidence and have 'lightbulb moments'.

I love teaching, breaking topics down into bite-sized chunks and making it achievable for all!  Since moving most of my teaching online it's been eye opening to realise that most people learn better this way: working at their own pace and having more time to practise; but still getting time with the teacher to ask questions.

"I am so glad that Jo has set this group up - going back to basics first is especially useful to correct habits or to discover things I didn't know how to use properly/efficiently.

On-line resources that you can easily go back to time & again and a pattern to practice the skills. Having done Jo's on-line classes, she is a great teacher & breaks things down into manageable chunks.

Looking forward to developing my quilty skills & benefitting from this new quilt 'school' & group"

Helen - Quilt Hive Founding Member

Take a journey with me
The video classes have been recorded in a particular order, particularly the first few classes, in order to support your learning in a structured way. Cutting for Accuracy is the first one, followed by Precision Piecing. Refreshing these foundation skills early on will enable you to have the best start on our journey together leading to improved results and greater satisfaction with your patchwork & quilting. Most people tend to work through one module per month - but do what works for your schedule.

Following on from those foundation modules, you can delve into fun and interesting topics to further develop your skills. I'll help you tackle anything you find tricky and break it down into achievable steps. Exploring new techniques will give you the confidence to explore and experiment with your future quilty projects and give you the skills and techniques to bring your ideas to life.

"I have been a member of Quilt Hive for the last 3 months. I still can't get enough of it. The pace and the content of each subject is just right. After completing two of Jo's FMQ courses, I was familiar with her style of teaching and I haven't been disappointed with Quilt Hive.

I have already browsed through most of the classes, but I am sure I will revisit most of them again and again.

I am yet to make projects from the sessions, but I have implemented some parts of learning, i.e walking foot quilting designs in my makes.

Thank you! :)"

Zuzana - Quilt Hive Member

Members Get Immediate Access to this fabulous library of Classes

Facing Irregular Shapes Quilt Class

Check out this Fabulous Make & Review from our member Johanna...
She used skills she learned in various classes in Quilt Hive to make this wonderful Improv Quilt

 "Quilt hive module 18-19 (Improv), 21 (Flanged Binding), 4 (Walking Foot quilting), 13 (FMQ) and also not to forget 9 (Choosing Fabric).

I probably used a few more 😉 they are all so useful.  This is my first improv quilt. I have tried flanged binding before but not succeeded. That module was so helpful. Still hard but now I could do it! (Chose the easiest way to do it, still hard😉)

 As usual, so helpful and so much fun creating this!

Johanna B
Quilt Hive Member

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" Jo is a fantastic teacher, breaking it down in to bite sized chunks and delivering both videos and handouts. Using the online portal together with the lives makes it feel very personal. Jo is super responsive to any questions or problems you share. As a bonus there’s a tremendously supportive Facebook group too!" 

Gill - Joyful FMQ Course Participant

So, What's Included in the Membership?
  • A Growing Library of Video Classes: A mixture of pre-recorded video tutorials and printable workbooks on a variety of patchwork and quilting techniques. Whilst you're a member you can watch the videos as many times as you need to, pressing pause and play as often as you like!  There's a section to ask any questions and get timely responses from me.   Classes do vary in length but on average you'll need about an hour to watch the series of short video lessons within each class. Some classes might be shorter and some longer. Then if you want to practise the technique or make the item, then of course you will need time for this. New classes added regularly.
  • One LIVE session per month: could be a Q&A, a casual Sip n Sew session or a guest speaker- attendance is optional.  These will normally run for approximately an hour.  (Times & days will be announced each month).
  • BONUS 1: Online Community in the course portal and exclusive Sewing School Facebook group.  A great place to interact with me and the other members during the month.  A safe place for you to; share photos of your lovely makes and first attempts at the new monthly technique; ask for advice; share ideas and quilty plans; make new friends; and be inspired and encouraged. 
  • BONUS 2: Members only library section containing some printable project tutorials that you could try some of the new techniques on. 
  • All videos have subtitles (Closed Captions). 

What Our Members Think

"I have just finished watching the videos for Module 1.  I can't believe how much I have learned!!  

To be honest - I thought that cutting out was quite straight forward and I wasn't going to learn anything.  

How wrong I was... Thanks Jo - I am so glad I signed up for this 😀"

Rachael K.

"Finished my accurate piecing project from Module 1 & 2, and I’m chuffed with how much better it is than the bags I made before.

So much tidier and accurate.

Thanks Jo x"

Karen R.

"I've just finished the FPP crocuses from Module 7, using directional fabric and fussy cutting the centre bud. Excellent instructions, thank you, Jo!

I've always had issues with weird angles, but I've finally learnt how to measure accurately for them. Hurrah!"

Judy S.

Is Quilt Hive™ right for me?

Quilt Hive™ is aimed at Patchworkers and Quilters who want to learn new patchwork & quilting techniques, improve their current skills and meet other quilters online.  Check out the video at the top of this page if you're not sure.

It's mainly suited to confident beginners who want to build their skills. But it also suits intermediate level quilters who are looking for extra tips, contact with the teacher, want to learn specific skills covered in the membership, and are wanting to meet fellow quilters in our LIVE sessions and community spaces. There are plenty of quilters currently in the club who have been quilting for many years already!

Modules vary in length but on average you'll need about an hour to watch the series of short video lessons. Some modules might be shorter and some longer. Then if you want to practise the technique or make the item, then of course you will need time for this.  I try to keep my videos concise, so you can use your precious time to get on to the making part!

Whilst most modules are stand alone classes that anyone who knows their way around a sewing machine could attempt, absolute beginners may feel slightly out of their depth if they don't know the basics of quilt construction.  The membership isn't a beginners patchwork & quilting course.

The vast majority of topics are taught using a domestic sewing machine, so in order to participate fully you will need one.

All of the tuition, both spoken and written, including subtitles (captions), is in English, so you will need to have a good grasp of English to take part.

To be able to watch the videos, you'll need a device, such as a computer or laptop with internet access. You can watch on tablets and phones but you'll have a better experience if you watch on a larger screen.

Well that all sounds fab, right?  But how much is it? And how does it work?

When you sign up, you'll get access to a variety of classes on different techniques as detailed above.  New classes will be added regularly.  You'll receive regular emails reminding you about the classes to help encourage you and keep you focused on your patchwork and quilting learning journey.  During each month you'll be able to attend a LIVE Zoom session as well.  Members really value these live sessions to ask questions direct to the teacher and also meet fellow members.

Quilt Hive™ is a membership subscription club, which means you have access to the content whilst you are a paying member, much like Netflix or gym memberships.   If you cancel, you will lose access to the video lessons and instructions.  You can cancel at any time.  Your membership will cease at the end of the billing period. Sign up for just one month and watch them all if you like!

You can view our terms and conditions here.

We have three pricing options (below).  Choose one that suits how often you wish to pay.

Live in a different country? Check out the current currency conversion here and the Q&A section below.

Quilt Hive Enrolment CLOSING SOON:


Ways to Pay

Enrolment is temporarily CLOSED
But join the WAITING LIST so you don't miss out!

We would LOVE to have you join us in the Quilt Hive
Sign up here and I'll drop you an email when the membership opens for enrolment.

Join us in the Quilt Hive
Start the journey of 
refining and developing your skills.

-- Quilt Hive -- Monthly Payment Plan


£25 /month

    • Access to heaps of Video Classes (currently 30+)
    • Access to patterns included in classes & library
    • Monthly Live Zoom sessions - sometimes with guest speakers
    • Membership of our friendly & supportive Community areas
    • £25 currently equates to around US$32
Pay Monthly

-- Quilt Hive -- Quarterly Payment Plan


£57 every 3 months

    • Access to heaps of Video Classes (currently 30+)
    • Access to patterns included in classes & library
    • Monthly Live Zoom sessions - sometimes with guest speakers
    • Membership of our friendly & supportive Community areas
    • Pay every 3 months on this plan
    • Equal to £19 per month
    • Pay quarterly & save £18
    • £57 currently equates to around US$73 per quarter (US$24 per month)
Pay Every 3 Months

-- Quilt Hive -- Annual Payment Plan


£180 /year

    • Access to heaps of Video Classes (currently 30+)
    • Access to patterns included in classes & library
    • Monthly Live Zoom sessions - sometimes with guest speakers
    • Membership of our friendly & supportive Community areas
    • Includes free enamel pin (while stocks last)
    • Most economical plan
    • Equal to £15 per month
    • Pay annually & save £120
    • £180 currently equates to around US$230 per year (US$19 per month)
Pay Every 12 Months


You can sign up on the monthly option to see if you like it? Take all the classes that month if you like! There is no tie in period so you can cancel before the next month's payment is taken. I have automated emails set up to remind you when the next payment is due which will give you plenty of opportunity to cancel if you decide it's not for you!

We're confident you'll love it though! So if after a month you'd rather transfer onto one of the more cost effective payment plans of quarterly of annually you can cancel and then sign up for one of those instead :-)

Once you’ve paid you’ll be asked to set up a log in.  Once that’s done you’ll be able to access the portal.  You’ll automatically be emailed a receipt and log in link to my Online Sewing School (Portal), so if you didn’t set up the log in when you paid, you’ll be able to do it using the link.

If you've already purchased from me you'll need to sign in first and then buy the course.  The system will use the credit card we have on record for you.  If you need to change this you will need to go into your account (top right) and replace the card details.

When you log in to the site, there are two ways to access the Quilt Hive™ content.  The easiest is to click the Quilt Hive™ tab along the top menu bar (it will only appear once you are logged in).  When you click on that, provided you are a paid up member of Quilt Hive™, you'll be redirected to the Quilt Hive™ Access Page.  From here you can click on the content you want to view.

Alternatively you can click on the My Courses tab along the top menu bar.  And you will then see the membership content.  The reason I advise accessing it the way above though is because if you view it in the My Courses page it can appear out of order and will be mixed in with any other courses you have bought from me.

Quilt Hive is a subscription membership club, which means you only have access to the learning content whilst you are a paying member.  In that way it works like any other club, membership or subscription.

My courses (such as the Free Motion Quilting courses, BOMs and other on-demand courses) on the other hand don't have any restrictions on access.  This means that as long as I have the website open, you will have access to the teaching content.  I guarantee 6 months access as a minimum.

Quilt Hive is a subscription membership club, which means you only have access to the learning content whilst you are a paying member.  In that way it works like any other club, membership or subscription. 

We have members based in many different countries around the world.  Lots in America!  Payment is via any credit card.  Your credit card company will do the conversion automatically at time of purchase.

You can get a ball park conversion here. To get a more accurate idea just call your credit card company.

A recurring payment is set up when you sign up so the amount may fluctuate slightly based on the exchange rate on the day the money is taken.  I have automated reminders go out to members 3 days before the next payment is taken so you would get a reminder if you wanted to keep an eye on what the exchange rate is doing. You can cancel at any time and it's easy to do so from within the portal.  I try to be as transparent as possible.

Yes, you will still be charged. Being a member of Quilt Hive gives you access to a growing library of resources. Like any library, you may not use every 'book' or piece of content in the library.  And you may not 'read' the newest 'book' in the library as soon as it arrives.  But you know they are there when you are ready for them, provided you are still a member. A bit like paying a subscription for Netflix, you probably won't watch every show they have available but you still pay to have access to everything.

Likewise your subscription payment for Quilt Hive covers all of the following elements that make up the Quilt Hive Membership:

- Continued access to ALL the past classes, and accompanying workbooks / patterns, in Quilt Hive. There are currently 30 pre-recorded classes plus a few tutorials in the Library section

- Access to the new class that is added each month

- Option to attend the LIVE Zoom call each month where you get the chance to ask me any questions. Sometimes a guest speaker attends, sometimes there we have breakout rooms, or a demonstration.

- Access to the past recordings of the LIVE sessions including interviews with quilters from the industry. These are all accessible in the LIVE Sessions area in the portal.

- Option to join the Facebook group to meet and connect with other members of the community and get support and encouragement about your makes

So if you find yourself not excited about the latest class that has been added then consider looking at all the other ones in there, I'm sure you'll find another class that interests you as there are so many to choose from. If you don't, then it may be that joining this type of membership isn't the right sort of thing for you :-(

Some security systems are causing a glitch in the system and not registering the click on the Buy button.  If this happens you have a couple of options to sign up: try buying on a different device or go into your security (e.g. Kaspersky) and allow data collection for this website, that seems to resolve the issue.

The classes have been numbered and I suggest you work through them in that order.  Most people like to complete one module per month and so you'll receive emails to suggest modules each month.  But remember that everyone works at their own pace and we all have different schedules so it's important to remember that this is meant to be fun! It's your hobby and should never make you feel stressed out!  Go at your pace, you'll have access to the content for as long as you pay the monthly subscription.

The other thing to say here though, is that you only get out what you put in.  In order words if you want to learn new skills you need to set aside time for yourself to do it.  If you put the time in you will develop good habits and improve your skills.  Try scheduling in some time in your diary, a date with yourself if you like, to actually do it.

No problem! You can ask your question in the Discussion Box underneath the videos.  I usually answer pretty quickly!  You can also ask me a question during one of the LIVE monthly sessions.

Alternatively post your question in the Community Page or Facebook Group.  Either myself or one of our other lovely members is sure to be able to answer it for you. :-)

To be able to watch the videos, you'll need a device, such as a computer or laptop with internet access.  You can watch on tablets and phones but you'll have a better experience if you watch on a larger screen.

If you like to print out the accompanying notes you'll need access to a printer.

Of course to do the sewing you will need a sewing machine and normal sewing supplies, tools and notions. Any specific equipment pertinent to the new content will be discussed within that month's content.

Sometimes the technology decides not to do what it should!  Very frustrating!  Sorry it's happened to you. First of all, just double check your junk/spam folder.  Also make sure to add jo@thecraftynomad.co.uk to the Safe Sender list in your email settings.  Next go to the Register Page and sign up.  Once you are in, you'll be able to click on the My Courses tab at the top.  If your enrolment was processed then the content will show up in your courses page.  If it's not there or you have problems registering then just drop me an email at jo@thecraftynomad.co.uk.  It's normally something as simple as a typo in the email address.

Oh no that's a big no-no.  Your log in is personal to you only.  It would violate my terms and conditions of purchase and undermine my business.  This an extract taken from my terms and conditions just to be clear:

"All intellectual property rights, including, but not limited to, copyright belong to us, The Crafty Nomad. If you purchase on online course, class, workshop or membership from us, we grant permission to use the materials on The Crafty Nomad's web site for your personal education, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:  

a) modify or copy the materials.
b) use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial).
c) attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on The Crafty Nomad's web site.
d) remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials.
e) transfer the materials to another person or 'mirror' the materials on any other server.

This means that you CANNOT share your password or access to this page with anyone else.  You CANNOT download or copy the videos.  You CANNOT let your guild or group members all watch the videos on your login.  It is for you ONLY.  

This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by The Crafty Nomad at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any copied/downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format."

We'd obviously be sad if you decided to cancel your membership, but we understand that sometimes people need to do this.

Quilt Hive is a monthly membership subscription club as opposed to a course, and as such, members only have access to the content whilst they are a paying member (much like Netflix, gym memberships etc).  If you cancel, you will lose access to the video lessons and instructions.

You can cancel your membership by logging in to your account here in the portal and navigating to the person icon top right.  Click 'My Account', then on the menu on the left, select 'Billing'.  Click on the word 'Subscriptions' and you'll see when your membership is set to renew, just to the right of that you'll see a box that says 'Cancel'.  If you decide to cancel your membership just press that button.  You will have access to the content until the renewal date.

It is not possible to issue refunds for digital products for immediate download and customers lose their 14 day right to cancel.  This is because it is not possible to recall digital content.  By continuing to purchase digital products the customer is acknowledging that they have waived that right.

Some products or services come with a free bonus of a Facebook Group and/or a community page on this website.  As stated these are free bonuses and do not constitute a paid element of the product or service purchased.  As such, we may choose to close Facebook or community groups, remove individuals from  Facebook or community groups or refuse membership to  Facebook or community groups at our discretion and without notice.  You will not be entitled to a refund.

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Wendy Oakley

Wonderful resource

I would describe myself as an experienced/adventurous quilter/textile fiddler. For me, Quilt Hive contains a wealth of interest, techniques to check up on or to learn something new. To "attend" the discussion via Live Zoom Session with Helen Creasey about her work was such a privilege and inspiration.

1 week ago
Jayne Dickson

Great instructional videos

I’ve been a member of Quilt Hive for a year. I am currently finishing my City and Guilds Patchwork and Quilting Certificate so haven’t had much time to follow the projects yet. The videos Etc have been an invaluable source of information and inspiration. The videos are very good showing clear instruction. My free motion quilting has improved tremendously since signing up to Jo’s course. I am looking forward to finishing off some projects I started and revisiting different aspects.

2 weeks ago
Nicolet Salmon

Step by step detailed instructions, for all levels

I've been with Quilt Hive for nearly a year. There is so much to learn. Even if you've been sewing/quilting over 10 years like me, I think you'll be amazed about all the fun techniques there are to add to your sewing experience. The close up detail at the sewing machine and the workbooks to print/save really help with the classes. I really enjoy each new class that appears. Thanks Jo, you are a great teacher.

4 months ago
Marlene jordan

Highly recommend...Awesome course, Awesome value!

I am an experienced quilter who was looking for a skills refresh and for ways to take my quilting to the next level with regards to both precision and learning new techniques. This subscription delivers on both. I highly recommend it to newer quilters so you can learn great habits from the start to be successful or for experienced quilters as I did for a refresh. I found the videos had just the right amount of information to master the material presented and appreciated that everything was demonstrated on the videos vs some demonstrated and some only talked about. Lots of great tips and tricks in each module. Highly recommend!!!

4 months ago
Julie Lupton

Go for it!

I have been a Quilt Hive member for about 6 months so far and I LOVE it! I dithered about joining as I work full time and didn't know if I could commit the time to the modules but everything is in bite sized chunks so you easily dip in and out. Jo has a fantastic approach to teaching and I have learnt so much. The monthly Zoom sessions are interesting and enjoyable and the Facebook group is inspirational and supportive. I still have lots of modules to work through and I can't wait to get them!

7 months ago

Broaden you horizons

I love learning new techniques and improving what I'm already familiar with. Bring a member of the Quilt Hive broadens my stitchy horizons and provides a supportive social group of like-minded people.

7 months ago
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Legal Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to accurately represent our products and their potential. The testimonials are from real participants of my courses, but they won't necessarily apply to every purchaser and are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her background, dedication, desire and motivation.   I promise to give you the knowledge you need and show you the skills so you'll have everything you need to be successful.  
But, like anything in life, you only get out what you put in.