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Workshops and Lectures

It is a joy to share the beauty of quiltmaking with others. Classes and lectures are available and tailorable for the needs of your group or guild. Here's hoping we will be meeting soon!

Lecture / Workshop contract

Virtual Lecture contract

Judging Contract 

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Abracadabra Quilts

Workshop

With a little magic supplied at the sewing machine, students will transform giant nine-patches into a finished edge, three-layered quilted patch that can be joined to others to complete any size quilt. No basting, no backing, no binding! This machine-pieced and machine-quilted project is fast, easy, and fun to make.

Length: This is a full-day, (6-hour) workshop

Skill Level: All levels, though basic sewing skills are helpful.

Class Size: Maximum 20 students

Portrait Quilts

Workshop

Students will learn the steps involved in making a portrait quilt from a photograph: choosing a good photograph, drawing a cartoon for templates, understanding the importance of value over color, building the fabric layers using fusible applique, and stitching and quilting layers. That is A LOT to accomplish! To achieve these goals in one day, we will all be working with one of two patterns: Dare You or Stretch. A finished project is not possible during our time together, but you will learn enough to finish the portrait at home.

Length: This is a full-day (6 hour) workshop.

Skill Level: All levels, though basic sewing skills are helpful. No drawing skills necessary.

Class Size: Maximum 20 students

Down-Under Applique

Workshop

Ready for an easy, quick, and accurate machine applique technique that doesn't include templates, fuss, or frustration? Paper-piecing meets applique in this tutorial workshop that features the "Koi" block. 

Length: This is a full-day, (6-hour) workshop.

Skill Level: All levels, though basic machine sewing skills are helpful.

Class Size: Maximum 20 students

By the Work of Our Hands: Hand Piecing, Hand Applique, and Hand Quilting

Workshop

Look, Ma, no sewing machine! Learn quilting basics using the techniques our quilting foremothers used. Hand work has been found to ease stress and anxiety, and is easily transportable whether you are traveling, watching tv, or cooling your heels at the doctor's office. This is a technique-driven course; students will learn the easy techniques they can apply to their own projects in the future. 

Length:  This is a full-day, (6-hour) workshop.

Skill Level: All levels.

Class Size: Maximum 20 students