Available to give lectures, trunk shows, workshops, and provide longarm machine quilting services. The cost of travel, lodging and meals are the responsibility of the guild or organization scheduling the event. Due to actual quilts being shown in the trunk shows, I prefer to drive anywhere within 300 miles. In that case, travel cost will be at the IRS mileage rate. This is a small sampling of the services I offer. I’ve taught classes and/or lectured for quilt guilds, sewing centers, and retreats.
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Lecture that shows how various blocks can be manipulated, starting with nine patches through log cabin blocks. Your group will be amazed at the techniques presented. This is also a trunk show of quilts using most of the techniques with additional ideas to enhance the finished quilt.
My WIPS (featuring quilt rulers)
This lecture, happened by circumstance. My quilt guild needed me to provide a lecture two hours before the guild meeting as the scheduled speaker had a family emergency and couldn’t make it. I stood in my room and decided to pull my favorite quilting specialty rulers. Most of them were packed with a WIP so I brought those along as well. I was inspired by the audience to keep this as an option.
Lecture series that gives a history of scrap quilts and gives examples of various types of scrap quilts. How to organize your scraps and time saving techniques are highlighted. New items are constantly added to this lecture. If you haven’t seen quilts within the last three years, you’re missing a treat.
Strings and Mosaics
If you love to use all the scraps from your projects, you’ll love this lecture. It includes different styles of string and mosaic quilt patterns. It even has a mini workshop included along with quilts matching each quilt style.
Not Just Christmas in July
Trunk show that features Patriotic and Christmas quilts.
Machine Embroidery in Quiltmaking
The lecture gives tips for incorporating machine embroidery designs not only in clothing, pillows, and other traditional items, but encouraging the use in quilts as well. Different methods to quilt the designs will be discussed, including when to quilt. Incorporating machine embroidery into traditional quilt patterns is also covered. Trunk show includes samples of embroidered items from free standing lace, embroidery in-the-hoop items, home decor items, etc.
Jack of all Trades Trunk Show
Trunk show that features at least 50 quilted items. Quilts shown depict the progression of my quilt making experience. In addition, various quilting techniques are presented throughout the lecture. Again, if you haven’t seen quilts within the last three years, you’re missing treat.
Lecturer/trunk show that gives a history of sampler quilts. Actual sampler quilts will be shown with different setting, sashing, and border options. This lectures gives you optional ideas with traditional set quilts as well as some you may not have imagined.
Rotary Cutters, The Next Generation
Lecture about the different types of rotary cutters, mats, and rulers available in the marketplace. Lecture Includes instructions and demonstrations so attendees can efficiently achieve accurate cut units for their quilts. Lecture also covers guild optional blocks and suggestions for making sure blocks will end up being the same size. Included in the trunk show are quilts made from swap blocks and guild optional blocks.
Stack-n-Whack and Beyond
The fascination with kaleidoscope quilts can be seen when a person views their first one. This lecture and trunk show has a variety of styles of stack-n-whack setting ideas in addition to demonstrating the cutting process.
Quilting…Computers and the Internet
How quilters are using computers to communicate with other quilters, shop, obtaining solutions to quilting problems, making new friends, finding out about resources, and on and on. Explores things you can use to help you do your craft better and ways you can protect yourself when you use the internet. Not just for computer junkies, this is a lecture about what is happening. There will be quilts too…quilts that were created as part of on-line swaps and quilts that were created by using some aspect of computing.
A variety of quilt classes that focuses on any quilting technique can be provided. Classes are customized to the skill level of the participants. For shops, Block of the Month classes that introduces a new quilt making technique or two monthly can be prepared.