Hello, I'm Joe Cunningham (he/him).


I am teaching "Feather Edged Star".  

About Me

Joe Cunningham has been a professional quilt artist since 1979. In 2004 he received a $30,000 Shulte Grant from the Fort Mason Foundation. In 2009 he received a grant to study with the Gees Bend quilters in Alabama. In 2010 he was artist in residence at the De Young Museum in San Francisco, which purchased one of his quilts for its permanent collection. Joe travels throughout the country to give lectures and workshops on quiltmaking.

His ten books on quiltmaking include the first biography of a living quilter, the first book on men who make quilts (Men and the Art of Quiltmaking - enter his giveaway to win a copy) and a definitive book on marking quilts for quilting called Quilting with Style, published by AQS. He has been seen on the Peabody Award-winning PBS series Craft in America, the HGTV series “Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson,” as well as “The Quilt Show” with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson. Cunningham has performed his musical quilt show, “Joe the Quilter,” for guilds and theaters nationwide. His latest book is "Man Made Quilts: Civil War to the Present," a catalogue for the show of the same name at the Shelburne Museum. His quilts are in the permanent collections of the DeYoung museum, The Shelburne Museum, The Newark Museum, The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles and many private collections.

Joe began making quilts in his hometown of Flint, Michigan. He eventually moved to San Francisco where he maintains a gallery/studio to make and show his quilts. Cunningham travels the world to show quilts and teach as well as teaching his popular online classes from his studio.

Joe's New Feather Edged Star Block
Part of Joe's Mariupol Triptych
4000 Beagles
Joe teaching a hand quilting class

My Workshop


Using my system of simple freeform piecing, which can create many shapes, we will make enough varied and wonky feather edged stars to make a small quilt. Using two highly contrasting fabrics, we can create a powerful and fun graphic design, or using a bag of scraps we can create an entirely fascinating field of stars. Join me for this 30 minute voyage to the stars!

Workshop Supply List


  • Sewing machine, thread etc
  • Rotary cutter (such as this one - affiliate link)
  • Large cutting mat (such as this 24"x36" one - affiliate link)
  • Ruler at least 18" long on one side (such as this one - affiliate link)
  • Either one yard each of 2 contrasting fabrics or quarter-yard pieces of various scraps to equal two yards.

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