THE INTERNATIONAL

ASSOCIATION OF QUILTERS

Meet incredible designers, sew beautiful quilts, connect with a supportive and fun quilting community.

We have two simple missions — to help you sew a little bit every week and connect with other quilters!

SEW QUILT TOPS USING OUR PATTERNS, COMMUNITY, INSPIRATION, RESOURCES AND SUPPORT.

Are you struggling with completing a quilt top or even motivation to sew?

THE IAQ HELPS YOU GET BACK TO SEWING & QUILTING

Our online community is a place where you can go when you get stuck.

Finish at least one quilt top for the year, with exclusive patterns and community for help when you need it. 

You’ll find encouragement, excitement and build friendships with other quilters all the while completing quilts along the way.

We answer the question – What should I sew today?

"I don't know many friends that like to sew as much as I do. I was waiting to find a group that wasn't super expensive to join since I had never been part of one- I wasn't sure if I would enjoy it. I was so excited once I saw what the planned projects were, the names of guest designers I hadn't heard of before - I knew I had to sign up as soon as possible! I am beyond happy I joined this one!"
Maggie

Hi - I'm Becky

I’m the one behind the IAQ.  I have been a pattern designer for over 8 years.  The online world is kind of my playground.  I love to explore new techniques, designs and then make patterns so others can give it a try as well.

I found that an in person quilt group or guild was sometimes a little tricky to attend.  I wouldn’t always have the time in the schedule or the ability to attend a monthly meeting.  This was pretty frustrating as I was finding myself behind in projects the groups were doing…. I was also missing out on signing up for swaps and other fun members activities.

Starting the online quilt group in 2014– it was a way to allow others who have the same issues…whether it’s the schedule or the location or whatever… to have a spot to go for a quilt group.

Without that connection and support, you’ll struggle to finish that quilt.  You’ll continue to get distracted by other projects. You’ll feel lost in your sewing room, loose motivation and keep collecting fabric and patterns that never end up completed.  

About our Community

The IAQ is an online group and community for quilters  from around the world.

We help our members go from sewing alone and the same ‘ol patterns, to connecting with others while exploring new techniques, patterns and designers.

There are over 300 talented quilters from 21 countries and over 41 states!

We give you permission, purpose and the resources to sew….every day.

Participating in a quilt group just got sew easy...

Join the Community

Join other quilters from around the world. With 24 hour access- just log in on your own schedule.

The quilting community is always there to help and inspire. The patterns are 1 click away.

Connect & Participate

Sew along while making connections and expanding your quilting network by participating in member swaps and challenges.

Share your projects, knowledge and support to other quilters in the private forum or fb group.

Sew, Sew, Sew

Sew with confidence knowing you have a community to help with problems, picking fabrics & new techniques.

Choose to start the year long Quilt Along, a pattern from the designers or dive into the archives.

A FEW PROJECTS FOR 2020...

seasons of friendship AG

Seasons of Friendship

January – December 2020

2 sizes to choose from

Difficulty – any level of quilter

Every month you’ll sew sets of blocks starting from the center. You’ll also construct the top along the way.  The monthly video series will walk you through the steps of constructing the quilt blocks.

recess quilt light version

Recess - improv quilt

January – December 2020

Explore improv quilting!

Difficulty – any level of quilter

Every month you’ll have a prompt with a set of block sizes needed.  When the blocks are complete, you’ll explore different layouts and designs.  Practice improv sewing and explore letting go of all the quilt rules. 

PLUS- we'll be exploring 3 quilting techniques during the year, participating in 4 themed sewing events, enjoy community swaps, sewing for charity, building & customize your own quilt journals and more!

IAQ Activities / Delivered Tuesdays

  • Seasons of Friendship Quilt Along
  • Recess - Improv Quilt Along
  • Quilting Technique Focus - 3 month series
  • Guest Shop & Designers
  • Private Quilting Community Forum
  • Monthly Live Meetup with Show & Tell
  • Week-long Sew Themes: Table Tinsel, PAQ +
  • Planner & Journal Printables
  • Video Tutorials & Pattern pdfs
  • Photo Galleries

YOU DON’T NEED ANY MORE FABRIC….

instead- participate in a community of quilters that will get you sewing instead of collecting.

I knew I had to sign up as soon as possible!

"What an awesome group! As a newbie to sewing and to quilting I have so much to learn and everyone is welcoming, inspiring and encouraging. One of my favourite places to lurk!"
Loraine

This group is very freeing

"This quilt group is very freeing and lots of fun. There's no competition but lots of helpful hints and encouragement."
Madeline

Everyone is so friendly!

"I really enjoy being part of the online guild. I'm really busy right now and I love being able to access the guild any time of the day or night. I've learned new techniques and have had my questions answered. The people part of the guild are so friendly and feel like my friends!"
Cheryl

Always lifts my spirit

"Even though I can't participate the way I would like to, this is a great group for sharing ideas and accomplishment. Looking at the different projects and reading the comments, etc. always lifts my spirit and leaves me with a smile."
Carol

At the end of the year, you’ll feel accomplished and proud as you hold a quilt that is complete. 

You already love making quilts and now you have a place where you can participate, sew and complete a quilt.

Plus have a supportive and inspiring community of quilters you’ll feel at home with.

YOU DON’T HAVE TO QUILT ALONE

Are you missing discovering new designers or

spending money on new patterns, with no one around that understands your passion for quilting?

it's time for "having fun and sharing
with quilters who understand"

MONTHLY

$19 PER MONTH
Immediate access, recurring payment, cancel anytime

 

YEARLY

$190 PER YEAR (2 MONTHS FREE)
Immediate access, recurring payment, cancel anytime