Classes & Lectures
Scheduling a Workshop:
Thank you for your interest in my workshops and lectures.
The following gives you a breif description of workshops and lectures I currently offer. If you have a specific request or are interested in booking an event, please contact me for details and pricing information.
Workshops can be structured around any of my Books, Patterns or Rulers. In general workshops are separated into three general categories:
For each category there are a variety of possible project choices that all have similar cutting and piecing techniques. Once a category is selected, students are welcome to individually choose any project listed in the category. This provides students a larger variety of projects to choose from. Or if you prefer, you can select a single project for the entire workshop.
These workshops will emphasize spontaneity, passion as well as a inspiring you to keep up the creative flow while making quilts your way! Beginners and advanced will gain from these methods by putting their own twist on each design. Enjoy methods unlike the traditional where exquisite attention is paid to hiding and matching seams with perfectly chosen fabric.
LIFT THE QUILTS OUT OF YOUR STASH - An informative discussion for quilt makers of all skill levels and experience. You will be looking at your stash in a whole new way and actually start using your fabric rather than just admiring it! Enjoy the confidence you'll gain exploring traditional and untraditional quilt methods by adding your own twist! Tips will inspire excitement, creating unexpected surprises ready to be quilted into your next project! Challenge yourself to take small or bold steps as you learn to work with your fabric and create your own methods and styles. A trunk show with lots of and lots of quilts will illustrate many different styles of quilts as well as subjects discussed.
VISION OF A QUILT - Piece together the love of quilt making today with visions of quilters from days gone by. Quilts created without precision rulers and rotary cutters have one thing in common with with the quilts made today - the vision of a quilt. Join me on an unconventional but reliable approach to quilt making, mending together past techniques with current. Quilts will illustrate the lecture.
1. ~ Straight Line Piecing ~
It's always so much fun to discover a block that is fast and easy to piece that inspires you to make them again and again. That's what you'll find with this workshop! While anyone can duplicate someone else's design, you'll learn to re-work these blocks making them 100% your own, resuiting your own creative taste. You'll be happy to see how one simple block method will allow you to design table runners/toppers/patchwork for clothing, hand bags and more! This workshop has it all, mastery, mystery, ease, playfulness and endless options.
Click on the links below to view and download the Supply Sheet for these workshops. Other straight line piecing workshops are available, please contact me for additional information.
2. ~ Gentle Curved Piecing ~
Explore a variety of spontaneous piecing and cutting techniques while creating one of a kind quilt blocks. You'll learn to re-discover your own creativity while you work your quilt into your very own masterpiece. Choose a quilt suggested from the list below and come ready to sew! You'll learn a variety of methods from cutting and sewing free-form bent lines, perfect quarter inch tricks, tips on color choices, as well as a variety of cutting and sewing methods that will be an added bonus to your bag of quilt tricks! Even if you've never sewn a curve before, you'll be surprised how awesome your blocks will be! Build your quilt one block at a time, taking time to evaluate your choices as you go.
Come spend the day and explore a variety of projects that are possible using my new Creative Grid Rulers.
Curves For Squares, Curves For Rectangles, Straight Out of Line, and the Curved Slotted Ruler. Whether your working from your cherished stash or adventuring fresh into Batiks, Stripes, Dots, Jungle and More you will have a blast with some of the most amazingly fast and fun blocks ever, that will allow you to change your mind, your color or your print when every you want to. These designs offer flexibility from four to ten inch squares to rectangles. Most importantly you will gain an awesome eye for color - pattern - motion - range - selection, with a tad of surprise and a few broken rules thrown in. You will come away with a new freedom as a quilter and be amazed that anything so beautiful can be so fun!
I will guide you though the cutting process teaching you a free form method as well as how to use of the rulers. While the rulers are optional they will provide you with a perfect cut every time.
Click on the links below to view and download the Supply Sheet for this workshop.Click on the links below to view and download the Supply Sheet for this workshop.
3. ~ Intermediate to Advanced Piecing ~
This workshop is truly a work of art. Be prepared to work your quilt one block at a time, enjoying the option of adding or deleting color, shapes and cuts as you go. Each block will be different from the next and the layout for each is entirely your choice. No duplications here, each block will be carefully worked until you are satisfied.
Click on the links below to view and download the Supply Sheet for this workshop.