A lively lecture to encourage attendees to not be afraid to enter challenges and contests. The presentation includes many humorous stories entering the Hoffman Fabric Challenge. Included is a trunk show. 1 hour.
Provides information to attendees about what quilt show judges look for in award winning quilts. Design and workmanship criteria are discussed to provide attendees with the basic knowledge on assessing their own work. Questions during the presentation are strongly encouraged. Several of my pieces are used as examples. The presentation length can be adjusted to meet the needs of the group. If a longer program is desired, a mock judging of attendee quilts may be included. 1 to 3 hours.
Never fret about smoothly round circles, crisp appliqué edges, or narrow stems again! This workshop will set you on a course to prepare appliqué for either hand or machine stitching. The use of spray sizing and no melt plastic templates are the key to successfully mastering this technique. The students will work with a pattern as a sample to learn the technique. Student must be familiar with their sewing machine settings for the 6 hour machine appliqué class. The 6 hour class allows students to do machine appliqué work. 3 hour or 6 hour workshop.
Learn the steps needed to make a unique jacket or vest to showcase your personality. Learn about how to choose the right sewing patterns, quilt designs, batting, and finishes. Presentation includes a fashion show of wearable jackets and vests which will inspire you to make one of your own. 1 hour lecture.
How many times have you sewn a quilt from a pattern and at the end it says "quilt as desired?" Don't despair any longer as I will give you a check list of items to consider so you can create your own original design. A Powerpoint presentation will give illustrations of different styles of quilting that may be appropriate for your particular project. Bring your quilt tops for discussion and I will guide you on how to determine a design that will work on your quilt. 1 hour lecture or may be adapted for 2-3 hours depending on number of participants who bring quilt tops for discussion.
All workshops and lectures require reimbursement for travel, meals and lodging. Lodging if needed, may be in a private home which is non-smoking and pet free.
A hands on workshop of 3 hours and up are limited to a maximum of 20 students.
Lecture/workshop fee is $200.00 for 1 hour, $300.00 for 2 hour, $400.00 for 3 -4 hour, and full day (6 hour) $500.00.