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The Modern Quilters Academy

Comprehensive Online training for beginner quilters and sewistas!

From videos and tutorials to live lessons and masterclasses, learn at your pace while still getting the benefit of a fully engaged instructor.

10 years ago, I decided to take up quilting.  No one in my family quilts.  Heck, my mom has never crafted a day in her life.  So I took myself over to the handy dandy Google box and got absolutely lost in videos.  I learned most of what I know today through trial and error.  I don’t want that for you!

Does this sound like you?

You’ve tried EVERYTHING like watching countless YouTube videos and reading all the books straight out of 1982, but you are still stuck. How come everyone else just seems to “know” this stuff?

You’re tired of wasting time, money, and energy on methods that give you less than stellar results. It feels like you’re doing it the right way, but it never turns out quite right.

You’ve purchased your fabric and pinned all the cute quilts on Pinterest, but you don’t quite know where to begin. (But you totally know what you’ll use your first quilt for!)

You’re not sure another course can help you. But you wish someone would just guide you. You wish that you had someone to answer your questions as they come up!

You're not alone

You’re experiencing this problem because...

Teaching yourself to quilt is not for the faint of heart!

Have you ever heard the phrase, “You don’t know what you don’t know”?  It’s so true!  I tried to teach myself to quilt via YouTube videos and good old fashioned stick-to-it-iveness.  And lemme tell you it wasn’t pretty.  Or easy!

But it seriously isn’t your fault!  There are so many methods for completing each step of the quilting process.  There is no less than 4 different ways to piece half square triangles!  When you aren’t super confident in your skills, this makes it easy for you to think you’re not doing things the right way or that maybe one method is the “real” method.

I think that’s why so many of my students have had so much success with the Modern Quilters Academy.  I’m always straight forward that there are different methods out there, and this is MY method that works for me.  They then receive everything they need to make a wonderful quilt and all the stages work together.

Imagine the Possibility

What if I told you there was a better way?

Imagine if it were possible. Imagine what it will feel like when you’ve completed your first quilt. What if you had a group of pals to go through the process with, who had the same questions you have?  What if whenever you got stuck, you had someone to answer your questions?

That’s what the Modern Quilters Academy can give to you.  You’ll have all the lessons at your fingertips for you to consume at your own pace (and in your pajamas!).  You’ll get to do weekly live Q&A sessions with me and have daily access to me through our private Facebook community.  Plus, you’ll be able to go through the process with other new quilters.  How fun is that?!

Your life before the course:

Your life after the course:


The Modern Quilters Academy

Banish confusion and frustration and learn to make gorgeous quilts without all the Googling!

The Curriculum

What You'll Learn

This is the nuts and bolts, top to bottom solution that you’ve been looking for.  We’re going to cover setting up your workspace, choosing your fabrics, some of the most popular quilting basics, and so much more.

Module 1


Let’s call this housekeeping.  This is where we make sure all your supplies are in order and you’re introduced to quilting language.

Module 2

Set Up Your Workspace

There is nothing more important than starting with a good workspace.  Whether that is a designated room, or something you tuck away in the closet at the end of each session.

Module 3


Fabric is the foundation of your quilt and as such, it’s SUPER important. Learn about different quality fabrics, how to prepare it, and choosing the right colors for your quilt.

Module 4

Piecing Your Quilt Top

This is the stage that most people think of when they think about quilting. Once all those pretty little pieces are cut, ya gotta sew ’em back together!

Module 5

Basting and Quilting

This is where quilts are made!  Let’s take that awesome quilt top and make it into a gorgeous quilt!

Module 6

Finishing your quilt

For some reason, this is the stage that trips up most new quilters.  But it doesn’t have to!  Using my tried and true methods, you’ll be finishing your quilt like a pro in no time!

Bonuses (value $497)

Enroll now and you'll also get these 3 bonus trainings totally FREE!


Color theory masterclass

Even the most seasoned quilters with excellent technique can churn out some dud quilts.  Why?  Because they haven’t mastered color theory.  The relationship of colors and fabric choices can be the added factor that takes finished quilt to the next level.  In this live, interactive masterclass, I’m teaching you the basics of color choice, how to apply it to fabric selection, and how to analyze existing quilt patterns to assist you in the color choice process.


Sewing Machine 101

So often what stumps new quilters is getting started on their sewing machines.  In this mini course, I go over the basics of sewing machine anatomy, choosing the right needle, threading your machine, and winding your bobbin.  I’ll even show you how to sew a straight line!


Alumni Sew Along and Support

I don’t just love ya and leave ya!  Once your cohort has completed your 8 weeks of live instruction, you’ll be invited to join our private Facebook community for MQA Alumni.  There we will participate in Sew Alongs that will build on the knowledge you received in the course so you can continue to learn and grow your skill sets.

Plus, You'll also get

Continued support from me:

Live Group Call

Every Wednesday for 8 weeks I’ll answer ALL your questions in a live video call.  No matter where you are in the material, I’m happy to help!

Facebook Group

You’ll have access to a private Facebook group with your fellow students where you can ask questions and share your wins!

Office Hours

I hold office hours throughout the week so you can pick my brain and troubleshoot any issue you may run into.

That’s a Total Value of over $1,000

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I have wanted to learn how to quilt for many years. I scoured the internet and library for “how to” books, videos etc. I tried to sign up for classes at Joann’s, only to be disappointed because they never seemed to fit my schedule. Then one day when scrolling through FaceBook I came across a post for The Modern Quilter’s Academy. After a quick review of the information I thought I’d take a chance. The price was very reasonable and it was set up in a way that allowed me to work at my own pace as my schedule allowed. Nicole is a fantastic teacher! Her lesson plans are thoughtfully laid out in a way that is orderly and simplistic and her weekly live Q&A’s were very helpful! Even though our class has completed their first quilts she always makes herself available for additional questions. Her new podcast, Stop scrolling and Start sewing is also a gem! I would strongly recommend taking Nicole’s Modern Quilter’s Academy class..five stars all the way!

Jennifer S.

The Modern Quilters Academy was the best experience I’ve ever had learning a new skill. I’ve been sewing for at least 8 years, but only home decor and small accent projects which are very different from quilting. Nicole makes you feel confident in what you’re learning and that no matter what your experience is you will leave the course with a beautiful quilt. She is truly a great teacher and fun to chat with. The course is easy to follow and the community that was built during this course is the icing on the cake. I got to learn more through other students questions and seeing how they completed their quilt. I now feel like I have a community with some new crafty quilting individuals that I hope to continue communicating with and seeing what they do in our group. 

Stephanie l.

Try The Modern Quilters Academy

30 Day Money-Back Guarantee

I want every one of my students to be happy with their learning experience.  That’s why I’ve included a 30 day money back guarantee.  The only thing that I ask is that you actually work through the material and implement the methods that I suggest.  If it doesn’t work, I will happily refund you.

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Here’s what happens when you Enroll

Enroll in the Modern Quilters Academy

Follow the link below to choose how you would like to enroll and follow the simple check-out process.

Receive an email with all the details

You’ll receive a confirmation email from me as well as an email with login information for your student portal.

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Meet Your Mentor

Hello, I'm Nicole

I’m a military spouse and momma to 3 wild and crazy little boys.  I teach budding quilters through in person lessons, group classes, and digital courses.

Quilting is my passion and I’ve been doing it for more than 10 years.  I’m very dedicated to growing the quilting community and love spending time and learning with new quilters everyday!

Frequently Asked Questions

The course is completely self paced and you will receive access to the course materials as soon as you verify your login credentials.  The live Q&A calls with myself and your cohort will begin on Wednesday, September 23 and end Wednesday, November 11th.

Yes!! Absolutely this course and all the materials found within are 100% yours for life!  If for some reason, the materials are changed, you’ll be notified in time for you to download it to your computer, as well as have access to all future updates.

I truly believe that this is the only program of its kind.  In addition to all the learning modules, you will have access to me in our weekly group sessions and daily through our private Facebook group.  I also just don’t say “see ya later” once the course is over.  Nope!  You then get to continue learning and growing your skills with our sew alongs, just for Alumni of The Modern Quilters Academy.

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Quilt Love

Noelani T.

I worked with Nicole in a one on one environment on a large quilt. I have limited sewing experience and...

Noelani T.

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Noelani T.

I worked with Nicole in a one on one environment on a large quilt. I have limited sewing experience and Nicole’s expertise was invaluable for this large project. Nicole is very patient and explained the different steps and their purposes clearly. She improved my original idea to better accomplish my overall goal. I highly recommend Nicole as an instructor and would personally have another session in a heartbeat!

Michelle L.

I seriously didn’t even know the names of parts of my sewing machine before I worked with Nicole. She walked...

Michelle L.

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Michelle L.

I seriously didn’t even know the names of parts of my sewing machine before I worked with Nicole. She walked me through everything step by step. And it was amazing. She taught me the ins and outs of my machine and how to add each basic concept together. It was invaluable, because now I can figure things out and get creative without fearing the dreaded unravel!
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