"I took a needle turn applique class with Cheryl and it was outstanding. Cheryl teaches with a relaxed confidence, and she is a wealth of knowledge. Her class was well prepared and she slected a project that covered all aspects of the technique. I left the class feeling like I had a solid understanding of the skill and needle turn applique is now my favourite technique. I never leave home without it!"

Erin Fetterly, Calgary Modern Quilt Guild


"Thank you for the inspiration, the process, the tips, your good humour and great stories. You really are a terrific teacher, you empowered us."

Linda, London Modern Quilt Guild


"Cheryl came to teach with our Guild and was amazing to work with right from organizing and planning the class until the completion of the course. She is encouraging and inspiring to all levels of quilters. Her course offers new quilters an achievable approach to improv/scrap quilting and more advanced quilters will be inspired through design and colour work. From start to finish Cheryl created a classroom environment where quilters interacted and build creativity together!"

Shona Barbour, Chair, Inuvik Quilting Guild

"I took the class from you at the Mayflower's Quilt Retreat in Nova Scotia in 2013 and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the class and let you know that you forever changed the way I quilt. I usually didn't follow a pattern to a tee before, now I kind of cringe when I see patterns, there's nothing like just sewing together strips/pieces/chunks of fabric and seeing what comes of it."

Cheryl Borden, Mayflower Quilt Guild

"I'm so glad we had the opportunity to host Cheryl Arkison and offer the Values and Improv With Intent Workshops. It was a great introduction to colour value, its use, and how to manipulate, play with and improvise. Cheryl did a fantastic job and was very precise yet simple in her explanations. Everyone was very pleased and left with a bit more 'colour courage' than they arrived with. Absolutely great classes to gain the confidence to work with more Improv techniques."

Chantal Lynch, Hyggeligt Fabrics