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Quilt Instructor

Creating a quilt from an idea to a handmade hug.


About The Culinary Quilter

Hi I'm Vera, The Culinary Quilter.  ​I'm a daughter, sister, cousin, wife,  aunt, professional grandma, baker, cook, quilter, gardener, fierce defender of family and friends, lover of crafts and all things creative.​  I first started sewing with my mother then in school, making  a prom gown, with matching jacket and purse of yellow satin, the trending fabric for me.  My personality being a creative, inspired me to identify myself as unique, bold and creative.​  Although my career was in information technology for over 30 years, after retiring over 6 years, I wanted to reignite my love of creating with fabric, melding colors, and creating from an idea to a finished piece.  I'd heard of quilting, purchased books but just could not get into it, at the time, seemed so different from garment sewing.  However, after an accident that forced me to be less mobile, I found quilting again, and I've been quilting over 8 years.  I enjoy the calming feeling of planning, fondling fabric, yes, I do,  and enjoying the texture and colors of fabric, the relaxation of cutting and piecing each piece until a block is formed, and when the quilt top is assembled, quilted, bound and labeled, I am in awe of the beautiful results.   Wanting to share this love I created a Learning to Quilt Series, for those who are also interested. I never tire of lthe look of surprise, and admiration in their faces when they find the enjoyment of quilting.

Our Classes


Quilt Classes

Learn the basics of quilting plus tips and techniques of fabric selection, block piecing, borders, and more.


Cooking Classes

Join us for an unforgettable culinary journey at our cooking class! Whether you're a novice in the kitchen or a seasoned chef, our classes cater to all skill levels.


Baking Classes

Welcome to our delightful baking class where the sweet aroma of freshly baked goods fills the air! Whether you're an aspiring baker or simply love the art...


Quilt Journey

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced quilter, there is always something new to learn and explore in the world of quilting. From selecting fabrics and patterns, to learning new techniques and styles, a quilting journey is a journey of discovery and creativity.

Quilt Making Process

Choose a Quilt Pattern

Look for patterns labeled as “beginner” or “easy” to avoid frustration. These patterns typically involve basic shapes, minimal piecing, and straightforward instructions. Quilts come in sizes, from baby quilts to king-sized masterpieces. Beginners should start with smaller projects to avoid feeling overwhelmed.

Gather Tools and Materials

Basic supplies, Sewing Machine, fabric, tape measure, Pins, Quilt Ruler, scissors, steam iron, pressing mat, fabric or chalk marker, fabric glue, fabric starch.

Choose and Piece Fabric

The easiest method for how to choose colors for a quilt is to look at nature. Nature is the best quilt color palette generator in existence and it's all around you. You are surrounded by an endless amount of gorgeous color palettes every day.

Sandwich, Baste and Quilt

Once the quilt top is completed with borders, a sandwich consist of the quilt top, batting in the middle and a backing, all three pieces or basted together to keep from moving and then quilted with straight lines or a design.

Bind, Label & Quilt then Enjoy your Quilt

After the quilting is done, add the label and bind the quilt together, sealing the raw edged. Enjoy your quilt.

Our Quilts Gallery

Student Gallery


Tips & Techniques

Explore precise cutting, efficient organization, strategic piecing, proper pressing, seam nesting, and creative quilting designs to enhance your quilt-making process and create stunning, professional-quality quilts.

Stay organized for efficient workflow.

Use chain piecing to save time.

Press seams carefully for neat results.

Experiment with diverse quilting designs for unique finishes.

Products & Supplies


Quilting Kit


Quilt Display


Beginner's Quilt Set


Quilt Block Pillow


BlissfulPatch Quilting


Pocket Mug Mat


CalmCraft Quilting


PeacefulPieces Quilting


What Our Client Says

"Culinary Quilter never fails to impress with their delightful fusion of culinary expertise and quilting passion. Their unique concept of merging the art of quilting with the joy of cooking creates an experience that's both visually stunning and deliciously satisfying. Each quilted creation tells a story, while every recipe tantalizes the taste buds. Culinary Quilter is a must-visit for anyone seeking inspiration in both the kitchen and the craft room."

Mark WIlson

"As a food enthusiast and a quilting aficionado, Culinary Quilter is a dream come true! Their curated collection of quilt patterns and accompanying recipes brings together my two greatest passions in a harmonious symphony of creativity. Whether you're a seasoned quilter looking for fresh inspiration or a home cook eager to explore new flavors, Culinary Quilter offers something for everyone."


Alison Wilder

"Culinary Quilter is a treasure trove for anyone who appreciates the beauty of handmade quilts and the joy of cooking from scratch. Their attention to detail in both quilting designs and recipe development is truly commendable. With a diverse range of patterns and recipes inspired by different cultures and traditions, Culinary Quilter celebrates the rich tapestry of culinary and quilting arts. Whether you're a novice or an expert."

Jessper Coolin

"Culinary Quilter is a haven for those who seek a perfect blend of creativity and practicality. Their quilt patterns are not only visually stunning but also accessible to quilters of all skill levels. What sets them apart is their ingenious pairing of each quilt design with a complementary recipe, transforming the quilting experience into a multisensory delight. Whether you're stitching up a cozy quilt for your home or whipping up."

Jack Morison

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3455 Madison Avenue, Bridgeport, CT, 06606


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