It used to be common that quilting was passed down from one generation to the next and basic sewing was taught in the public schools as early as junior high. Sewing and cooking were both considered electives. That’s not the case today. It’s unfortunate these electives were cut out of the public schools.
Today it seems the only schools teaching sewing are the Universities. You can get a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design but it will cost you anywhere from $10,000 on up depending on the state you live in.
I recommend reaching out to one of the fabric shops in your area. Many fabric shops have monthly quilt groups that show and talk about their project. It’s a great place to ask around about quilt classes and quilt clubs. Quilters love to share information and are very helpful. Another great place to get information is the dealer’s shops that sell sewing machines. These shops usually provide basic sewing classes to get to know your machine but, some also provide a quilting class to learn the basics of quilting. Lastly, there are many, ‘How to Quilt’ videos on YouTube. Some of these online classes also sell the kit with all the materials to make the same quilt that they will be demonstrating in the video.