The Academy for Virtual Teaching

Who are we?

We are a diverse and engaged community of artists, crafters, and quilters who love to share the joy of creating with our students.
We are teachers, brand ambassadors, shop owners, and content creators who are continually improving our technical capabilities onscreen.

What we have to offer

The Academy is a vibrant and supportive membership community of professional quilt, craft, and art teachers. We provide our members with continual professional development support and training to improve teaching skills using virtual technology. Together we work to become more Proficient, Profitable, and Professional educators, sharing the joy of making with our students.


A supportive community of colleagues where it's safe to ask any question and there is no competition.
Business articles
Live roundtables
Guest Seminars
Equipment Reviews

Pro membership

Monthly business courses and an entire library of resources for creative makers who teach online.
Huge library of workshops in:
Graphic design
So much more!

video making crash course

A week long course in the basics of making great instructional videos, great for marketing and for teaching.
Step by step tutorials
Equipment lists
How to film
How to edit
Live coaching

virtual teaching masterclass

A start to finish course teaching your everything you need to add online education to your business model
Curriculum planning
Everything in the crash course
Administration and organization, contracts
Weekly coaching

AVT Certification

Proof that you are a technically proficient live-zoom teacher.  Get certified by the AVT and get hired more.

Discounted Class Listings

AVT Masterclass and Pro Members get discounted workshop listings at our sister site, the Global Quilt Connection.

"The Masterclass has all the information in one place and all the people I've met there have become inspirations, friends, and helpmates. It's really been beyond my expectations.  With the help of the Masterclass I've created an online class using the Academy's platform and now I have a whole new avenue of income."

Becky Campbell
AVT Masterclass

"The Academy of Virtual Teaching Masterclass gave me the tools I needed to turn my blog into a business. By participating in the lessons and applying what I learned, I've been able to put systems in place that are the foundation of my online classes. From the pace of the lessons to the community of supportive people, all of the Masterclass resources are conveniently located in one place. Lyric has done a successful job of pulling together and organizing information, events, and experts to guide her students through the journey of building a business so they can share their love of quilting, sewing, and crafting with others in the online world."

Nikki Hibbits
AVT Masterclass

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We invite you to learn more about how we can help you build a sustainable and profitable business, teaching what you love.

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You already have most of the equipment you need! Start with the equipment you already have. You can build your tech skills, offer your courses, then upgrade your tools as you build your business.


Stop trading your time for money! On-Demand courses are scaleable. Reach a limitless global audience. You are no longer limited by your geographic location when you can teach using virtual  technology.


Create passive income with evergreen, on-demand course content that can run on their own. Teach live virtual workshops without spending days to travel and hauling your supplies around.

 "I appreciate the thoughtfulness in the amount and wide-range of content in the AVT Masterclass. It's very robust! Pretty much every area and topic for building a virtual teaching business are covered and there is concrete information on what you need and tutorials on how to get it done.

Kena Tangi-Dorsey
Kena Quilt Studios

 "I've learned that my fellow teachers are not my competitors and each one has a space of their own. And that when we lift each other, we all rise together."

Saba Asim
To Thread or Knot


Next live masterclass begins fall 2024

Members get a discount on this live, intensive capstone course, designed to take you through every step of setting up an online course and business. Masterclass students may build their first course on the AVT platform.


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