An online group for quilters who are looking to meet incredible designers, sew beautiful quilts, connect with other quilters and have fun sewing.

You're in the right place.

If you have a desire to play with fabric, explore new techniques, sew more, and would enjoy a welcoming atmosphere that is easily accessible to share your journey.

One of the best parts of being in the IAQ is the community of like-minded quilters who will inspire you, support you, laugh with you, and encourage you.

Members consistently sew and make progress on their quilts as well as participate in much needed social connection (without having to leave home)!

Inside the membership you'll...

Sew Along From Start to Finish

Participate in our year long exclusive BOM & Quilting Bees throughout the year.

We’ll help you complete your projects by the end of the year with monthly videos walking you through block sewing, printable pdfs and of course our supportive community available 24/7.

Explore New Techniques with Support

Dive into a new technique or try a new ruler with our mini classes – from how to get started to exclusive pattern for members only. 

The community is there to support & inspire as you pick up new quilting skills.

These mini classes are available anytime you are interested. 

Get Connected & Stay Connected

Build friendships with other quilters by participating in our challenges, swaps, quilting bees and more! There are monthly opportunities to stay connected. 

Enjoy our virtual meetups where you can show off your progress, your quilt tops, and your finishes. 

Looking for more time to sew? Pop into our open sews anytime and sew others!

notes from our members...

The Only Quilt Group That Fits Your Schedule

You can actively participate as much or as little as you like!  We provide an active community with in person zoom meetups, exclusive patterns and introduce you to talented quilt designers and authors from around the world.

Catch us ‘live’ or revisit the recordings anytime your schedule permits.  ps- we don’t care if you join us from your car, bed or favorite spot in your sewing room…

Hi. I'm Becky...

I am a 2nd generation quilter. My hands have always been busy and I love to touch all the fabric. Starting with X stitch and embroidery when I was eight to finding quilting with my first child. I found that quilting was good for my soul. 

I am not the most perfect quilter, and have many blocks without points and spinning the wrong direction.  But for me it is not about perfection, but the process, the learning and experimenting.

Quilting tends to be a forever journey and keeping up with tips, techniques and others is always growing – the need for having a resource I can use and add to is something I needed and have enjoyed building.

During my quilting journey I had conflicts in schedule, dates, times and family activities – keeping me from participating in a quilt group.  I loved the community and support of the group and knew that it was something that helped me continue quilting.

I knew I wasn’t alone in my frustration of missing out on quilt groups, so I started the IAQ. Allowing others – no matter where you are or what your schedule to participate.

The International Association of Quilters (IAQ) with Becky Jorgenson of Patchwork Posse is the place to be! What a great community to be part of! Talent galore, resources that seem to be endless (I know I haven’t seen everything yet! And then, throw in some BOM’s, quilt alongs, mini swaps, virtual retreats etc etc!

The IAQ has been such a haven for me over these months of lockdown, shutdown of COVID – always a safe place to browse, chat with fellow quilters, share what was under our needle, and even the opportunity to reflect personally and as a group, with the extra benefit of the Patchwork Planner.

If you aren’t already a member, why not? Come join in the fun! See you there!

Sue – Canada

I want to let you know how much IAQ has entertained me, educated me, and connected me to like-minded souls this past year, which has been so difficult for all of us. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you and other members, even if it is “only” virtually. When my local guild started canceling meetings, I reached out to find an online equivalent, and stumbled onto IAQ. Joining was the best move I’ve made in the past couple of years! The retreats and Zoom get-togethers are a lot of fun, even though we’re not all in the same room. I sorely needed company, companionship and all things Quilty. You do a great job of planning classes, BOMs, exposing us to new techniques, and sharing our wins and challenges alike. 

Thanks for your dedication to bringing quilters together to share experiences. I’m so happy I joined.

Carol – Illinois

I love the International Association of Quilters group!  Encouragement, help, and friendly faces abound and as we are usually our own worst critic, the encouragement piece is HUGE.  I am loving the tutorials on rulers, paper piecing, appliques and the quilt a-longs that stretch me and teach me new techniques.  Especially during this past year when we have all been so isolated, the IAQ has helped me keep sane and kept me sewing.

Penny – Arizona

I joined the IAQ after purchasing the planner and attending the planning sessions.  Your energy is so welcoming and contagious!  I’ve always stayed on the edge of conversations and the quarantine just made connecting so much harder. You and everyone I have met have made me feel so welcome.  I love the Zoom calls where it feels like we are really connected (as opposed to online classes where you may or may not actually see and hear your guild mates)

I have participated in 2 all day sew days and look forward to seeing what everyone is doing and I am learning through the technique and ruler lessons!

I would highly recommend the group to others!

Lora – Washington

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

Your membership includes: private community, block of the months, quilt alongs, pattern library, pdf’s, video how to’s, open sew days, meetups, guest designer chat & replays, challenges, discounts, giveaways, swaps and sew much more!

Everything is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

  1. Gather your fabric for the Block of the Month or other fun quilt along

2. Mark the meetups and activities on your personal calendar

3. Snap & Share your progress and finishes inside the community

Questions other quilters have asked before joining the membership:

Great questions! Once you join, you’ll get immediate access to:

  • Our Pattern Library:  All patterns exclusive to the membership including the year long Block of the Month. Each pattern includes: pdf files you can save and print on demand.  Video tutorials walking you through each step, materials list, coloring page. When you join you can jump right into our BOM previous steps as well as get access to the upcoming steps. 
  • The Video Library:  The video library inside the membership will give you access to quilt block walk throughs and how to’s.  Watch on demand how to sew these blocks which are included in the patterns.  This video library will be added upon as new patterns are added.  
  • Guest Designers:  We occasionally have other quilt designers join us for a live chat. These are a great way to explore new designers that you may not have found yet, or talk to your favorite designer! All videos are recorded for on-demand viewing at any time. 
  • Bonus Resources & Activities:  In addition to our BOM you’ll also get access to the Orphan Project Challenge, 90 Sews program, Plan & Review Your Year.  
  • Supportive Community & Activities: Our private community is a great place to ask questions, get help with fabric choice, technique questions… someone in the community is always there to help you out. In addition to the community, you’ll enjoy monthly meetups, open sew days and activities like swaps and quilting bee weeks where you can meet and get to know other quilters.

 

We are constantly adding new resources, guest designer chats and fun swaps and activities to the membership each month.  This just means your membership only gets more valuable over time.

YES! As quilters we tend to pick up new patterns, new fabric and new notions all the time. 

We have a big long list of good intentions. 

With the membership, you’ll be able to pick and choose what you want to sew or not sew. No matter if you have your own projects, you are welcome to join us at the meetups, show off your progress and get feedback or help no matter what you are sewing.

We support, encourage and inspire you – no matter if it’s a pattern from the membership or not. 

Our online quilt group is a great place to start, or continue your quilting journey. 

The patterns will allow you to explore different techniques, notions, and quick ways to make lots of blocks. 

Our community is the best at helping you get unstuck which is so important when you first begin. Becoming discouraged and frustrated can keep you from finishing your quilts, which is not what any quilter wants. 

We love our experienced members! 

You are a vital part of our community.  Your knowledge, friendship, encouragement, inspiration to other quilters inside the community is what makes this the best one online. 

The videos and patterns are there to get any level of quilter started, your in person feedback and knowledge is what helps us continue to the finish.

No problem.  You can cancel your membership at any time, no questions asked.

You can easily access your membership account after logging in and make any changes, updates or cancellations there.

Once you cancel your membership, you will no longer have access to the resources, patterns, videos in the membership.  

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Are you ready to enjoy sewing again, finish quilts, all while meeting other quilters just like you?

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