Workshops and Lectures

I love to visit guilds to talk about and show my work or to teach you something new. My fees vary on the program, the location, the date, and whether they are combined with other events. Contact me to learn more or to book me.

Lectures

  • Quilt Your Story. This is my most popular program, in which I discuss various ways to create a memory quilt. Techniques discussed include using clothing, printing on fabric, creating a quilt from photographs, making autograph quilts, and incorporating “unusual” items. Best practices will be shared. Include trunk show of quilts demonstrating techniques discussed.
  • Create and Sell Your Own Patterns. In this presentation, I talk about how to draft and publish your unique patterns. I will discuss the pros and cons of self-publishing vs. using a distributor.
  • Trunk Show. I have made hundreds of quilts in many styles. In my trunk show, I share my quilting journey–from making my first quilt (a queen-sized triple Irish chain!) to winning awards in shows to teaching quilting to pattern testing for others to publishing my own patterns.

Workshops

  • Make a T-Shirt Quilt. I have made dozens of t-shirt quilts. I offer workshops in both planning a t-shirt quilt and actually making one. T-shirt quilt classes are fun and always popular!

  • Quilt Your Story. I provide a hands-on workshop where I work one-on-one with students to help them create a unique memory quilt. (This workshop is best offered after the corresponding lecture and trunk show.)

Fat Quarter Twist is my most popular pattern. It uses 8 coordinating fat quarters, making it a great prospect for a shop kit. It’s an easy technique that enables you to make the half square triangles for the border as you are making the body.

 

Easy, Breezy Pinwheels is the perfect beginner quilt. It’s an easy pattern, but it is popular with more advanced quilters too because its large blocks allow room to showcase your quilting!

Through Thick or Thin is another quick pattern that creates a wonderful quilt! The trick to making this quilt stunning is to choose three values of fabrics.

Mondrian Table Runner is a fast, fun pattern that makes an impressive table runner.

Spinning Stars. This is another easy pattern for a table runner. The model uses Fall colors, but you can easily make one for every season! 

 
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