Lemon-Aid Color Theory for Quilters

Class begins FALL 2019

Learn a whole college semester worth of color know-how in 16 video lessons.

This course is recommended for anyone who loves making quilts.

You will:

  1. Gain a solid color theory foundation

  2. Adds the concepts to art principles found in fabric

  3. Know how to integrate them beautifully into quilting.

Painters paint with solids. Quilters make art by cutting up many textile arts then sewing them back together to create a new pattern.

In this course you will:

  • Solidly understand color families, value, scale, composition, and color placement

  • Know why some quilts work well and others fall flat

  • Confidently choose your own beautiful coordinating fabrics for any project from shop shelves or your stash

  • Turn so-so quilts into exceptional quilts

  • Use what you have, work with patterns you love (patterns are guidelines, choose your own fabrics)

  • Create gorgeous custom fabric pulls like an expert

  • Sew quilt tops that have all the elements of color, composition, and color placement so they pop.

  • Have complete confidence in your color and fabric choices every time

  • Make use of the patterns and books you already have

  • Know how to use those “ugly” fabrics

  • Mix and match fabric designers and brands

  • Pull apart and use fat quarter bundlesWHO

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A comprehensive in-depth course about color + textiles

16 video classes

100+ page printed and bound Lemon-Aid Color guide and workbook

120 Color Cards

Email exchange for troubleshooting

Color wheel specific to quilting

$149 (less than $10 a class!)

Shannon is an excellent teacher and presenter! I have learned so much from her! She provides a wealth of totally new and very helpful color information. Lemon+Aid has changed my whole perspective on selecting fabric and patterns. Thanks again!
— Susan K.
Opened my eyes to color combinations I wouldn’t have considered before the class. I’m certain my projects have increased in drama and suitability since! Thank you for keeping it exciting and carefree.
— Mary E.


Who am I to teach Color Theory ?

I am a trained architect, licensed fabric designer, an artist, and color lover. I have been creating art forever and quilts for the past 12 years. Read more about me.

Q: Do I have to be in the United States?

A: No. Class is hosted online, so you can access the videos from anywhere. You will be mailed your workbook and color wheel, but since it might arrive after class has started I will also email you a pdf version to get you started. You can always pause or rewatch videos later after your materials arrive in hand.

Q: What if I have to start later than the 1st day of class?

A: Not a problem! Start anytime you like over the next 12 months. You’ll have access to the video classes for a whole year, plus you’ll have the printed book and color wheel forever.

Q: Why only 12 months of access?

A: Within 12 months you will have plenty of time to view the videos, refer back, and implement the principles in your shop. Also, you will have the masterclass workbook for reference forever.

Q: How & when will I receive my materials?

A: You will be mailed your workbooks, color wheels, and video courses will be emailed to you. All the videos will also be posted on a private page on this website and available to you for 12 months.

Q: Will you come teach at my local quilt shop?

A: Yes, I’d love to! Just send your quilt shop my way, and I can come and teach an in person 3 hour color theory workshop.

I am always available to answer any questions you have, please email me.

Happy Making, xx Shannon