My Workshops will Work with Your Schedule

From three hours to twelve, you will find just the workshop you are looking for here. Your group or guild will love learning from me, whether you are a novice or experienced! My workshops are fun, informative and creative; I am an approachable and down-to-earth instructor who will share my knowledge with warm humor.

I will send your group leader the yardage and pre-cutting instructions so that you have time for preparation. This insures that your important time is spent sewing!

Books will be available to purchase at the workshop. Advance orders are appreciated and I require three weeks to order and ship orders. Group discounts are available for orders of six or more books! Each book is $12.50 plus shipping costs.

Workshop Fees:

3 hour workshop: $200*

6 hour workshop: $400*

12 hour workshop: $600*

Lecture: $200*

Color Wheel Kit fee: $20

*Does not include the cost of transportation, food and board. For more information about boarding options, please contact me--We own an RV and are happy to drive and stay in a nearby campground!

 

 

Download a Workshop Catalog for your group to consider, or see descriptions below.

 


Stars in My Garden (3 Hours) One Stitch Workshop

 

You will have a completed project when you leave this class-- absolutely no homework to do! Learn the One Stitch methods of applique and piecing. You may never want to go back to the traditional methods again! No tracing required.

 

Requires: Students will receive a complete material list and pre-cutting instructions in advance of class.

 

 

My Bag of Friends (3 Hours) Threads of Friendship

 

This bag is sew much fun to make with your friends--it even has a place for all their signatures! What a treasure. Learn how to quilt and piece using heavy-weight sew-in interfacing.

 

Requires: 5 fat quarters; 1 yard heavy-weight sew-in interfacing

 

 

Dancing Leaves (6 Hours) Stash with Splash

 

Dancing Leaves will introduce a new method of making half-square triangles without ever cutting 1/8" measurement again! Whew!, what a relief!

 

The pattern cost is $10

 

Requires: Students will receive a complete material list and pre-cutting instructions in advance of class.

 

Dream Weaver (6 Hours) Block Explosion

 

Learn to make half-square triangles from two strips already sewn together. Once you try this method, you will never make them the traditional way again! Finish this quilt in half the time.

 

Optional: The Wonder-Cut ruler will be available for purchase in class.

 

Requires: Students will receive a complete material list and pre-cutting instructions in advance of class.

 

 

Fancy's Star (3 Hours) Block Explosion

 

The Fancy Star Quilt goes together so fast you won't believe the results! You will learn the no-waste method to make flying geese units for these star points and finish the quilt in half the time.

 

Requires: Students will receive a complete material list and pre-cutting instructions in advance of class.

 

Flower Patch (6 hours) Block Explosion

 

The Flower Patch quilt is so simple to piece and goes together very quickly. This pattern provides the quilter with a great opportunity to learn how to set blocks on a point by cutting triangles from a strip.

 

Optional: A really special ruler will be available for purchase in class.

 

Requires: Students will receive a complete material list and pre-cutting instructions in advance of class.

 

The Garden Connection (6 Hours) Stash with Splash

 

This quilt is made entirely of strips and you won't believe how easily it goes together! You only need to choose two fabrics from your stash and one Splash!

 

Pattern Cost: $6

 

Requires: Students will receive a complete material list and pre-cutting instructions in advance of class.

 

Garden Gate (6 Hours) Block Explosion

 

The Garden Gate quilt goes together quickly using just strips and squares. You can pick just one large floral print and two accents or you can scrap this quilt together with 6" squares.

 

Requires: Students will receive a complete material list and pre-cutting instructions in advance of class.

 

Hidden Stars (6 Hours) Stash with Splash

 

Use up your stash fabric and cut it up into 3" wide strips. You won't belive how much fun this project can be! You will finish a whole quilt top in one day.

 

Pattern Cost: $6

 

Requires: Students will receive a complete material list and pre-cutting instructions in advance of class.

 

 

My Circle of Friends (6 Hours) Threads of Friendship

 

This quilt starts with 9" squares, then you sew circles (include the batting), turn and sew the circles back into squares again. When you are finished joining the circles, the quilt is complete with backing and batting. Slash into your stash and make a keepsake quilt by adding your friends' and family's signatures in the background circles. Great project for a group to swap squares. Enjoy the trendy version of this pattern and pick only two fabrics, but you will have three options for layouts.

 

Requires: Students will receive a complete material list and pre-cutting instructions in advance of class.

My Crazy Tulip Garden (Wall Quilt) (6 Hours) Freezer Paper Quilting

 

The Tulip Garden quilt is made entirely with freezer paper. Learn how to applique and piece using my heavy-duty 54-lb weighted freezer templates. No tracing is required.

 

Pattern Cost: $10

 

Requires: Students will receive a complete material list and pre-cutting instructions in advance of class.

One Patch Frame (6 Hours) Block Explosion

 

This is a great quilt to make for a favorite child or grandchild. Focus on some special novelty print, pick some accent fabrics to complement and finish theis quilt top in one day!

 

Requires: Students will receive a complete material list and pre-cutting instructions in advance of class.

Prarie Garden (6 Hours) Block Explosion

 

The Prarie Garden Quilt goes together so quickly, you won't believe your eyes! Learn how to make flying geese units with the no-waste method to assemble this cheery project. Select one large print and two complements with oen background and you are ready to go!

 

Requires: Students will receive a complete material list and pre-cutting instructions in advance of class.

Poppies & Pinwheels (6 hours) Fusible Pieceing & Freezer Paper Applique

 

The Poppies and Pinwheels quilt is made entirely with fusible web and freezer paper. Learn how to applique and piece with fusible! no tracing is required.

 

Pattern Cost: $10

 

Requires: Students will receive a complete material list and pre-cutting instructions in advance of class.

Puzzle Quilt (6 Hours) Quilting on the Go

 

Do you have stash fabric just waiting to be made into a quilt? We will strip-piece, fold and stitch our way through an exciting new quilt -as-you-go pattern. There is no need to piece the top before quilting as strips are stitched down right through the batting and backing. I am working on another color version for this quilt as well. The quilt shown is comprised of fabric from my Mother's leftover collection.

 

Requires: Students will receive a complete material list and pre-cutting instructions in advance of class.

Rescue Me/Shaded Nine Patch (6 Hours) Stash with Splash

 

The Shaded Nine Patch will introduce a new method of making half-square triangles without ever cutting 1/8" measurement again! Whew, what a relief! The sample quilt has some old embroidered blocks that I rescued from a church bazaar. You can bring something old or something new to put into your quilt. The design calls for a 6-1/2" square inside the Attic Window block.

 

Pattern Cost: $6

 

Requires: Students will receive a complete material list and pre-cutting instructions in advance of class.

Ribbons of Valor (6 Hours) Stash with Splash

 

The Ribbons of Valor will introduce a new method of making half-square triangles without ever cutting 1/8" measurement again! Whew, what a relief!

 

Pattern Cost: $6

 

Requires: Students will receive a complete material list and pre-cutting instructions in advance of class.

Stairway to My Garden (6 Hours) Block Explosion

 

Large blocks make the Stairway to my Garden quilt go together quickly. Pick a large-scale floral, two compliments and one background and you're off to the races! The no-waste method of Flying Geese is taught in this class.

 

Requires: Students will receive a complete material list and pre-cutting instructions in advance of class.

Through the Looking Glass (6 Hours) Block Explosion

 

If you have some really large-scale prints, this is the quilt design to really show them off! You won't believe how quickly it goes together, either. 15" blocks mean fewer blocks and faster quilts!

 

Requires: Students will receive a complete material list and pre-cutting instructions in advance of class.

Welcome Spring (6 Hours) Applique-to-Go Workshop

 

Learn how to applique and quilt at the same time using decorative stitches on your sewing machine. See how to add-on borders and learn my special techniques to finish your quilt. No tracing required. Includes freezer paper templates for all four flowers, leaves and stems.

 

Pattern Cost: $10

 

Requires: Students will receive a complete material list and pre-cutting instructions in advance of class.

Welcome Summer (6 Hours) Applique-to-Go Workshop

 

Learn how to applique and quilt at the same time using decorative stitches on your sewing machine. See how to add-on borders and learn my special techniques to finish your quilt. No tracing required. Includes freezer paper templates for all four flowers, leaves and stems.

 

Pattern Cost: $10

 

Requires: Students will receive a complete material list and pre-cutting instructions in advance of class.

Wild about Iris (Wall Hanging) (6 Hours) Freezer Paper Quilting

 

The Wild About Iris quilt is made entirely with freezer paper. Learn how to applique and piece using my heavy-duty 54 lb. weighted freezer paper templates! No tracing is required.

 

Pattern Cost: $10

 

Requires: Students will receive a complete material list and pre-cutting instructions in advance of class.

My Crazy Tulip Garden (Lap Quilt) (12 Hours) Freezer Paper Quilting

 

The Tulip Garden quilt is made entirely with freezer paper. Learn how to applique and piece using my heavy-duty 54 lb. freezer paper templates! No tracing is required.

 

Pattern Cost: $10

 

Requires: Students will receive a complete material list and pre-cutting instructions in advance of class.

Sentimental Journey (12 Hours) Applique-to-Go Workshop

 

Get started with the applique to go method and learn how to applique and quilt at the same time using decorative stitches on your sewing machine. You will finish several blocks and learn how to joing them into rows. Final add-on border techniques will be discussed. No tracing is required. Pattern includes CD and freezer paper templates for all the flowers, leaves and stems.

 

Pattern Cost: $24.99

 

Requires: Students will receive a complete material list and pre-cutting instructions in advance of class.