Workshops

WARNING: All attendees of my Workshops must come prepared to Laugh, Share, Learn, …and above all Enjoy!

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Six Hour Workshops

NEW! Beach Garden Quilt Workshop

NEW! Beach Garden Quilt Workshop

ONE BLOCK!  The entire quilt is just one 18” block!  Sashing built in!  In my quilt there are two block colorways, very slight changes but it does make the depth of the quilt.   But don’t let my color palette dictate your garden.  I can see this pattern done all scrappy with each block being it’s own miniature quilt.

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NEW! Old School Quilt Workshop

NEW! Old School Quilt Workshop

Sometimes “old school is best school” I say.  This quilt is a one block quilt with a small secondary block introduced in the unique top and bottom borders.

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NEW! The Abacus Block Quilt

NEW! The Abacus Block Quilt

A fun one block quilt made entirely out of 2.5” strips!  OR you can go scrappy if you wish! 

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Pieced Hexies Buffet

Pieced Hexies Buffet

this workshop can also be a multiday workshop

Length: 3 or 6 hour workshop

Learn how to take the Hexie to a whole new level with my Pieced Hexies Patterns.
You will find 7 Fun and Exciting New Samples to the right.
This workshop can be either 3 hours (ONE pieced Hexie design covered)
or 6 hours (THREE pieced Hexie designs covered)

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Sew On the Go! Hand Piecing Workshop

Sew On the Go! Hand Piecing Workshop

Hand Piecing Rocks!  Join me for a slow speed workshop covering the tips and tricks of this much loved tradition.Together we tackle a block that would cause you to pause at your machine but will become your go to for de-stressing.

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The Quilts of Half-Scrap Quilts

The Quilts of Half-Scrap Quilts

Half-Scrap, a few constant fabrics and a whole mess of scraps,  is how I like to make my traditional pieced quilts.  But if you taste runs to an even more constant fabric choice these pattern will still work for your palette.   Pick out a quilt, figure out the length of time and then let’s get started with a workshop filled with color/fabric choice exercises, tips and tricks for using specialty rulers/tools, and all kinds of fun.

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Three Hour Workshops

Hello Hexies! - Mug Rug

Hello Hexies! - Mug Rug

 

Join me in discovering the magic of English Paper Piecing Hexagons (hexies!) by hand.
Yes by hand! The perfect go anywhere project.

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NEW! Ease into Hand Piecing - Scrap Zig Zag Block

NEW! Ease into Hand Piecing - Scrap Zig Zag Block

I believe this is the perfect block to learn hand piecing.  It breaks down into 4 simple units that eases students into learning my roundabout technique which results in sharp points and tight fabric intersections.

 

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NEW! Whirl Around Set In Seams with The Whirligig Block

NEW! Whirl Around Set In Seams with The Whirligig Block

The Whirligig Block is one fun block!

Let me walk you thru all my tips and tricks to foundation piecing and then we will set that center square in…easy-peasy.

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Lectures

WARNING: All attendees of my Lectures must come prepared to Laugh, Share, Learn, …and above all Enjoy!

Colorriffic Quilts - The Lecture

One hour powerpoint presentation of the workshop. I will take the audience thru exercises of fabric selection for projects. They will learn to stretch their wings and see that using colors/patterns they may not of considered before will add “zing” to their next projects palette. This will be followed by a short trunk show and of course a question and answer period.

Let's Get Hexed

An interactive lecture/demo/audience participation event that includes a small trunk show of English Paper Pieced quilts, some made by myself, some antique.  I will take the audience thru basting a Hexie hands on as they will actually baste one Hexie during the powerpoint presentation that will be filled with tips and tricks about English Paper Piecing!     I will provide the EPP papers, audience needs to bring two 3.5″ squares of fabric, one pin, one needle, basting thread and small scissors.  Thimble is optional.

Let’s Get Hexed Together!

Me, Myself & I

One hour powerpoint presentation followed by a short trunk show covering my progression from a traditional quilter to the present. Topics touched on will be inspiration and to believe in one’s own self and sense of “style”. During trunk show I will happily answer audience questions regarding technique, product use, etc. Program is informative and entertaining with a grande dose of humor.

Quilts - Young and Old, Timid and Bold

(note: This truck show is only available to driving engagements without an additional shiiping fee if I am not able to fly Southwest Airlines)

An eclectic gathering of quilts from my studio.   Some made by myself.  Some Vintage.  Some Traditional.  Some Art.  Something for everyone.  Because after all there is enough fabric in the studio to make both Art and Traditional Quilts.

Tips, Tricks, & Other Stuff

One hour powerpoint presentation featuring lots of tips and tricks, movie demos of various techniques, ie…machine appliqué (my way!), binding, many quilts, etc. This will be followed by a short trunk show and of course a question and answer period.