Learn to Quilt

Lectures, Workshops, Classes, Retreats and video tutorials

Quilting is all about  community – sharing knowledge whether in-person or on-line. Find the format and timing that works for you or your group. For schedule and availability, click on the “Schedule” button. To contact me to set up a program, use the “Contact ” button to send me a message.

As a traditional who also makes art quilts, I try to inspire my students creativity and improve their technical skills. My lectures and workshops appeal to quilters of all skill levels and styles. My collection of global textiles will expand your sense of color, texture and pattern. Fun and informative lectures and well designed low stress workshops make topics like machine quilting, color planning, quilting design, and fabric selection accessible to all. Decades of experience in machine quilting on both a long arm and domestic machine coupled with years of teaching in person and now online, help me put students at ease and build confidence.


Interesting, informative and inspiring trunk shows and lectures for all skill levels and interests including Machine Quilting, Japanese Inspirations, Quilting Design and more.

Hover quilt by Allison Wilbur


Choose from a number of technique based classes focused on skill building. My teaching style is supportive, confidence building and inspiring. My goal is for students to come away feeling empowered and energized to create.


The best way to learn is in a supportive class atmosphere. It takes time and practice to build skills and confidence. You will find my classes informative, inspiring and challenging.

Machine Quilting Class

Video Tutorials

Can’t remember how to start and stop when machine quilting? Always wanted to learn how to hand quilt with a spoon? Looking for the best way to transfer sashiko designs? Check out my YouTube tutorials on a variety of quilting techniques.


August 19, 20, 21 – Art Quilt Gathering
September 23, 24, 25 – traditional Quilt Retreat

Lotus 2018 15" x 20.5


In person lectures are $375, Zoom lectures are $300

1/2 day in person workshops are $350

1/2 day Zoom workshops are  $300

Full day in person workshops are $500

Mileage at the government per mile rate from Barrington Rhode Island round trip to your guild for in person meets. Hotel accommodations for guilds located more than 80 miles from Barrington, Rhode Island or when a workshop is scheduled in conjunction with a lecture.

There is a $100 cancellation fee if the guild cancels a lecture or workshop less than 6 months before the planned date. If the event is postponed to a later date, there is a $25 administrative fee.

If both a lecture and workshop are booked together, there is a $50 discount. If Allison has visited your guild before, there is a $100 discount on a lecture/workshop combo.