Welcome to the world of Paula Golden, quilt artist & teacher.

Paula was named “Teacher of the Year 2001”by Professional Quilter magazine.

Browse through the Gallery to see samples of Paula's work and her student’s work. Need some inspiration? Sometimes it’s all in how you look at the things round you. Visit Paula’s Inspiration Gallery and be inspired by her view of the world.

Take a look at Paula's classes and while there, see her Pointers for Painless Paper Foundation Piecing and her Body Smart Quilting Stretches.


I am very honored to have had my quilt, Urban Sytems, accepted into the permanent collection of the Virginia Quilt Museum as an example of an art quilt!

How do you spend your extra time when not quilting?  For me, it is being out in our backyard, observing the plants and birds that come to visit.  This spring we already have an Eastern Phoebe and Chickadee sittings on eggs. The Tree Swallow, Eastern Bluebirds Carolina Wren and House Wrens are busy building nests in the nest boxes.  .  So far, the most favorite nest lining is hair from Gus, the cat.  It is a good thing he loves to be brushed!

We are going through two suet cakes a week with the fledlging cat birds, grackles, red bellied wood peckers,  easter phoebes, blue jays, cardinals, wrens and downy woodpeckers all visiting the double suet feeder!

There is no limit to who may learn how to quilt! Our son's cat, Milo, learning how to cut diamond shapes.


"Along the Spice Route" features 41 wall quilts depicting artistic interpretations of spices that refine modern cuisine. The exhibit offers an opportunity to discover the spices´ countries of origin, the importance of ancient trade routes, and the lasting connections between the world´s cultural heritages. See the schedule and featured artists here.

The final exhibit of "Along the Spice Route" will take place at the Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center, College Avenue, Blacksburg, Virginia.  The opening reception is September 1, 500 - 700 PM.  I hope to see you there. While in town take a moment to visit the Hahn Horticultural Garden to view Simply Elemental, an outdoor art exhibit.  The Hahn Garden is open from dawn to dusk, Washington Street, Virginia Tech Campus, Blacksburg.


To download a PDF of Paula's Body Smart Stretching exercises, click here.

To see Paula’s latest quilts, click here.

To learn of her latest classes and schedule, click here.


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The Quilts of Virginia 1607 - 1899: the Birth of America Through the Eye of a Needle.
Paula, along with Barbara Tricarico, Bunnie Jordan, Maren Lindberg, Hazel Carter and Joan McGowen co-authored the book on Virginia's quilts. The book is based on the Virginia Documentation Project sponsored by the Virginia Consortium of Quilters. This new book anticipates Virginia’s 400th anniversary in 2007 by presenting over 270 beautiful historic quilts and ephemera in over 420 color and vintage photographs. From quilted armor of the 17th century to crazy quilts of the 19th century, these personal family and museum treasures include the homespun work of slaves and the stitches of First Ladies. The eight Virginia-born U. S. presidents are represented here, with work from George Washington’s great great grandmother to quilting by Mrs. Woodrow Wilson. The contents derive from the study of more than 3,000 quilts statewide that were meticulously examined by the Virginia Consortium of Quilters' Documentation Project. This book is an inspiration to today's quilters as well as an important contribution to quilting history and Virginia heritage. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the book, please click here.

Bring the Golden touch to your guild, shop, or seminar. Contact Paula for more information.