Make My 1st Quilt

Whether you're brand-new to quilting, or you just need to get back to the basics, this course is for you!

"I Made This!"

Go ahead... shout it from the rooftops.

Because NOW is your time.

Have you always wanted to make a quilt, but didn’t know where to start? Have you been quilting for years, but would still like to get “back to the basics” in learning the foundational steps of quilting? Do you know someone who would love to receive this class as an opportunity to learn and grow in a new skill?


Your Class to Take Anytime. Anywhere.

Even in your jammies! (We won't tell!) ;)

Kris Thurgood, owner of My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe, and former co-host of The DIY Dish is ready to teach! Over a duration of 7 lessons, you will learn to make 12 different blocks, including proper cutting and pressing techniques. Learn the proper way to add borders, too!

By the end of our time together, you will have made a quilt that is 58″ x 58″ in size… a perfect throw quilt to cuddle up in!

About Your Instructor

Kris Thurgood

Kris Thurgood

Owner & Instructor

Owner of My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe and former co-host of the popular web show, The DIY Dish, Kris' greatest accomplishment is being the mom of 4 great kids and the wife of one amazing husband. When she's not sewing, she loves belting out 80's songs, and embarrassing her children with her 14-year-old dance moves. Taking an occasional nap ranks #1 for the perfect week and her greatest wish would be to have a full-time chef at home! :)

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You'll Learn

Rotary Cutting Tips

Perfecting the 1/4"

Common Mistakes

Tools for Ease

Efficient Piecing

Adding Borders


My first ever quilting class was taught by Kris. I was so impressed with her knowledge, her  way to explain to a novice,  truly  caring about my success and making it fun!  Now I own 3 Baby Lock machines and take as many classes as possible. Thank you Kris for teaching me the love of quilting. 
Lisa Anderson Girlfriend
Although I have been sewing clothing since I was nine years old, once I grew up and discovered how fun quilting is that became my sewing passion. But I was a self-taught quilter and not completely confident in my methods. Thank goodness I discovered "Quilting 101" taught by Kris at My Girlfriend's Quilt Shoppe! She taught me everything I needed to know to refine my quilting skills with quality instruction and a sense of fun! The class was so valuable and enjoyable...I would take it again just to enjoy the experience!
Alissa Weller Girlfriend
Her techniques, patience, clarity and bubbly personality really inspire me. I drive more than an hour each way to visit her shop (which I do regularly) just to discover new products, ideas, and feel the enthusiasm and love of quilting. It is so exciting that she is teaching online now and others can share in Kris' quilt love, I'm a girlfriend for life and you will be too!
Jeri Jackson Girlfriend


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Week 1

From Shannon George

Amazing!! I am still quite a beginner quilter and I loved Week 1!! Very easy to follow the instructions...they were very clear. I thought the pace was very good also!! I have finished blocks A &amp...

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My 1st Quilt On-Line

From Teresa Young

Thanks Kris for all the good information. It is great to go back and review basics. Great job teaching. I learned some new things and had a great review of other things.

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From Ann Godfrey

Kris Shelley Thurgood makes learning to make a quilt so fun. Kris is a amazing teacher and made it so easy to understand. I have my first blocks done and I learned a lot.#sewingwithgirlfriends #m...

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Final lesson

From Kim John-Trewren

What a fun and clearly instructive way to make a quilt! All aspects of piecing have been covered with 12 different styles of blocks and flying geese to create stars. I can do just about any quilt...

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