Classes and Workshops
Taking a class or participating in a workshop is a great hands
on way to see and practice new appliqué and quilting skills and
techniques. I enjoy working with quilt guilds and quilt shops to
offer fun filled, informative and patient appliqué, and quilting
All of our published patterns work well for classes. Most
designs require approximately 6 hours of class time, with some
working best with a follow up class for piecing, borders and
Pattern class rates are $20.00 per hour plus mileage/travel and
I offer several workshop selections that require a 6 hour time
Dimensional Appliqué Workshop:
Learn a dozen or more dimensional flowers and variations to
embellish your quilts. You create a pillow top or small wall
quilt in this workshop.
Learn traditional and coin ruching techniques along with some
variations for textured piping and trims. You create a pillow or
small wall quilt in this workshop.
Selecting Quilting Designs:
Working with a completed top of your choice, learn how to select
quilting designs to enhance your piecing or appliqué, how to
adjust that just right motif to fit on your quilt and what
methods of marking to use. for both hand and machine quilters.
Picture Frame Borders:
Big print fabrics and pieced borders are nice, but lets have
some fun framing your work with a picture frame border. It is as
easy as cutting out paper dolls and mitering a corner was never
easier. Check out Magnolias and Dresden Diadem in the pattern
gallery for examples.
Quilting Outside The Hoop:
Can't Rock and Roll? Try my method of hand quilting with out a
hoop, for even stitches, maximum speed and strain free form.
This method makes your project more portable, gaining additional
quilting time. Comfortable hand quilting is as soothing as a
purring kitten or a cuddly puppy.
Workshop fees are $300.00 plus mileage/travel and
Quilting, More Than a Craft. Creating Heirloom
A cup of quilt history, 2 cups of fabric styles and 2
cups pattern ideas with a teaspoon or two of color theory and
sewing techniques, keeping in mind the recipient, is a recipe
for successfully creating an heirloom for anyone, no matter
their quilt care skills. There IS a use for double knit
polyester. Trunk Show included.
Caring For Your Quilts and Fabric Stash
This is not Laundry 101. This is about enjoying your
quilt and fabric collections. How to store them, how to display
them and how to share them. This idea filled program will have
you looking at quilts, fabric and sewing tools in a new way, and
enjoying them more. Trunk Show included.
Program Fee $250.00 plus mileage/travel and accommodations.
Program, workshop and class schedulers, I look forward to
working with you to plan a quilting event suited to your venue.