Lectures and Workshops
Feed Sack Fascination. Let me help you reflect on the historical time when many seamstresses were creatively challenged to use feed, flour & sugar sacks for cloth to create for their families. Presentation will include the history of the evolution of the tens of thousands of cotton sacks printed in this era. I'll bring along many period sacks from my collection along with quilts, clothes, doll clothes and other household items all made of sacks; many in unbelievable pristine condition. I hope you'll be inspired to sew with the many reproduction prints available today or maybe start collecting the originals yourself.
Having Fun In Your Sewing Room, Trunk Show. Love to quilt but can't find the time? I can help you budget your time to include the passion you love, quilting! While showing my own quilts, I'll discusses choosing the right projects, setting up your sewing room or area, storage, plus other household tasks such as cooking and cleaning. Just a few minutes each day will produce quilts that you and your family will treasure.
Me, Myself & My Quilts, Trunk Show. Let me tell you how I started sewing at a young age, how I started quilting & then eventually started my quilting business. I'll explain how I design quilts, where my inspiration comes from and how I sell my quilting designs world-wide. Specific trunk show of key quilts from my business are included.
Darling, Dainty Dresdens. Let me teach you to make darling, dainty little Dresden plates. It's not hard when I show you all the tricks, tips & tools that I've discovered to make perfectly round, flat plates. Choose either my Tiny Dresden Series, letting each participant choose their own month, or choose another of my Dresden plate patterns.
3 hour, half-day class will include Dresden plate assembly techniques only.
(3 hour class must be combined with a lecture or another class.)
6 hour, full-day class will include putting Dresden plate blocks into a quilt.
Quilt-as-you-go. Some of my most popular patterns are my quick & easy quilt-as-you-go quilts. Learn to make a table runner, place mat, lap or baby size quilt that you really can make & finish in a day! My quick & easy technique will have you sewing & finishing quilts for all your loved ones.
6 hours. Most all quilt-as-you-go patterns will apply to this class.
Machine Freezer Paper or Fusible Appliqué. Let me inspire you with the right tools and easy techniques to make either turned edge freezer paper or raw edge fusible appliqué your new favorite technique. I have many table runner as well as various wall size quilt patterns to choose from for your workshop.
Lecture $500 ($450 if booked with a workshop)
6 Hour Workshop $800
3 Hour Workshop $600
Workshops are based on 20 max. attendees.
In addition, travel & lodging required. Trips involving air travel require minimum of 2 full days of programming.
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Dates for availability are guaranteed for 30 days.
Sorry, dates will not be guaranteed after 30 days, nor will notice be given when the 30 days have expired when no contract has been agreed upon.