My Online Feathered Star Workshop at Craft University

CraftUpromoMy Craft University course on Feathered Stars starts September 29!
I’m so excited! I went to Golden, Colorado, in June to do the taping. There’s even a video to promote it. Here’s the link:

Feathered Star Quilting Techniques with Marsha McCloskey

In the meantime, I’m working on the last post on the Winter Star — the one about sewing the block together. We had a few setbacks in August (a funeral to go to and my husband was in the hospital for a week) and it has thrown my schedule off somewhat. Thankfully, things have settled some and I’m back to my studio and getting ready to teach for the Utah Quilt Guild’s Quilt Fest 2015 in mid September. This is the last conference I have scheduled that I have to fly to. I had already agreed to do it last year when I decided to limit my travel to just the Northwest. I’ve been to this event before and they put on a really fun show:

If you are interested in taking a class IN PERSON, I have scheduled some classes locally in the Eugene area and a retreat in Washington State next year.


ENGLISH IVY QUILT,  Saturday, October 3, 2015 

At “Our Sewing Room” in Springfield, OR

I’ll be teaching my English Ivy quilt, which can be made in a miniature 3” block, or in a standard 6” block. You will learn some “cut it larger, true it down” sewing techniques and bias-strip piecing to make ½” scale triangles (for the miniature version). This is a very sweet two-color quilt. Cost is $55.

Radiant Blue1

2-DAY RADIANT FEATHERED STAR, Mon., Oct. 5 & Tues., Oct. 6, 2015

At “Our Sewing Room” in Springfield, OR

This 2-day class will include drafting instruction for the Radiant Feathered Star, color placement, and accurate rotary cutting and machine piecing. Lunch and snacks are included both days. Cost is $295 for the 2-Day workshop.

Chamblie Sampler1



Session I: June 3-7, 2016

Session II: June 8-12, 2016

If Feathered Stars are on your bucket list, this is your chance to learn from the quilting world’s Feathered Star expert! Enjoy 5 days of total Feathered Star immersion at The Wild Rose Quilt Shop and Retreat Center in Orting, Washington. The registration fee of $995 includes 4 nights double occupancy lodging, most meals, and daily classroom instruction with Marsha. The class agenda includes a trunk show, drafting and design, rotary cutting and machine piecing. You will have plenty of free sewing time and individual help from Marsha during this 5-day retreat!


Email:                 Phone: 541-554-9537



3 thoughts on “My Online Feathered Star Workshop at Craft University

  1. Hello Marsha, I’m interested in taking your online class and have been gathering supplies. I have a question. I see that the 8″ Bias Square ruler isn’t available anywhere. I have a 6″ Bias Square from That Patchwork Place, Inc. with 1/8″ markings. Will that work or is there another ruler to replace the one that you recommend? Thank you

    • Hi Jennifer,
      I’m so glad you’re taking the online class. I’m working on getting the 8″ Bias Square back in production, but in the meantime, what you need for the online class project is a square ruler that will measure 4-7/8″, 5″ and 7-1/2″ squares. The Feathered Star Ruler will take care of the smaller squares, but anything over 4-1/4″ will require a larger square. Your 6″ bias square will be useful and you probably have a larger (12″ or 15″)square that will let you cut the squares you need.
      Don’t stress about it too much. Once you see how I use it in class, you’ll see easy substitutions.
      Take care,

      • Thank you Marsha. I do have a 12″ ruler. I also have 5 of your books, and I’m looking forward to taking your class. I’ve learned a lot from books over the years, but I’m a very visual learner and it helps me to see and hear the expert perform the step by step guidance. I know that this class will help me make many beautiful Feathered Star quilts. I’m so glad this is class is available.

        Be Safe & God Bless You,

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