Meet Courtenay, a Missouri Star Academy Instructor!

Courtenay Hughes is one of the talented instructors at Missouri Star. As part of their education team, Courtenay teaches quilting, embroidery, and appliqué classes through Missouri Star Academy. This includes online coursesin-town classes, and some of their free tutorials!

I have been quilting for over 25 years. I’ve had about 20 odd years of practice at machine appliqué. And I am really looking forward to sharing some of that with you. My favorite part of teaching is when students who aren’t sure they can complete their projects get to the point where they realize that, yes, they can make them—and they will be beautiful! Whether that’s how to machine appliqué small pieces, how to hand appliqué in the car on road trips, or how to let loose and try something completely new, like a free-motion zig-zag “heartbeat” stitch that looks complicated but is actually very freeing, I love seeing students succeed! 

Courtenay will be teaching a machine applique class.