I’m now offering my lectures and workshops live online via Zoom!
My lectures include a slide show presentation that I narrate live, with great up-close photos of my work. You can ask questions just like you would in-person, all from the comfort and safety of your home.
I’m also offering workshops online. Students can surround themselves with their best machine and access to good lighting, supplies, fabric, and chocolate! You don’t have to lug your machine and you can sew in your jammies if you’d like.
My 6-hour workshops can be offered in two 3-hour sessions or one 6-hour class. I can still provide individual attention, support, and encouragement, just like I do in-person.
Guilds have been pleasantly surprised by the rave reviews of Zoom learning. Fees remain the same but the guild saves on travel expenses. I’d be happy to chat with you about setting up a Zoom experience. You can contact me here.
“Quilting Is A Contact Sport!” A sometimes humorous look at how quilting affects our lives and relationships. Includes a trunk show of award-winning garments and quilts.
“My Journey Through the Artistic Muddle” My journey as a quilter and artist has not had a direct path! I’ve wandered through some interesting places on the way. I’ll share my joys and triumphs as well as my disasters, all in a humorous and encouraging manner.
“The Beauty of the Imperfect” The imperfect is beautiful! I’ll show you inspiring and encouraging examples of my work as well as the work of others that are beautiful in their imperfection and I’ll share my journey to imperfection.
Six-Hour and Multi-Day Workshops
Yes You CAN Free Motion Quilt!
Learn to free motion quilt in a supportive and fun atmosphere. I will bring numerous quilts, photos and samples to illustrate what is taught in class.
We will work on 5 beautiful and fun motifs that you can put on your own quilts using your home sewing machine! 6-hr workshop. Supply List
Fearless Free Motion Fills And Frills
If you have some free motion experience and want to learn more free motion fills, then join me and learn how to select and quilt “fills and frills”. Together we’ll build on the skills that you already have and learn a variety of fills and frilly motifs to add to your projects. Most motifs will be free hand; a few will use marked reference points. Let’s play! 6-hr workshop. Supply List
How Do I Quilt That?
So you’ve completed your top and you have no idea how to quilt it? Students submit photos of their tops ahead of time and based on their skill level and preferences, I come up with a suggested quilting plan for that top. The workshop is interactive as we discuss each quilt as a group. I will bring examples as well as threads and other ephemera that might work with your quilt top (beads, etc). 3- or 6-hr workshop.
Fearless Free Motion – Start With a Square
Using a scrap of fabric as a “starter”, students learn how to create a unique free motion quilted background, step-by-step. A timid free motion quilter will gain confidence in this class. This is a great class for students with a little free motion quilting experience who want to learn to combine motifs and discover their own personal style. Various motifs and fills will be taught in class. One- or two-day workshop. Supply List
Fearless Free Motion Quilting: Cutwork Scarf or Table Topper
We will combine a simple daisy motif with some bubbles to create an adorable table topper. This easy and versatile technique can be used in many ways in your quilting, garments and home dec projects. Also a Christmas styled topper is offered if preferred. This fun and lively class is ideal for both experienced beginners and more advanced quilters. 6-hr workshop. Supply List
Fearless Feathers Four Ways
Learn how to create four beautiful types of feathers to add to your quilts, garments and home decor. Feathers add elegance to traditional, Modern, art or contemporary projects. Those with some free motion experience will enjoy this class. I break it down into baby steps that make creating feathers fun and easy! Learn how to quilt a beautiful filigree-type of motif that is elegant and easy to do, and how quilt the beautiful, curvy, feminine feathers that you see on some of the finest quilts, without the use of stencils. 6-hr workshop. Supply List
Fearless Trapunto by Machine
Trapunto adds a beautiful raised dimension and texture to your quilts. This is an ideal class for those with some free motion experience that want to further their skills. We’ll look at how to choose fills and backgrounds and explore numerous new motifs. We will be working on a small sample that can later be incorporated into a pillow or used as a table topper. 6-hr workshop. Supply List
Fearless Free Motion Quilting Motifs for the Modern Quilter
Modern Quilts have unique quilting needs. Learn some fun and creative ways to quilt your work at home using your home sewing machine! We’ll practice various patterns and combinations and see how your quilting can create interest without detracting from your quilt design. Relax and begin to launch your own personal style. 6-hr workshop. Supply List
Easy Peasy Set-In Circles
Piece circles into your quilts using this precise, quick and easy method – new piecers can do this! With the right method and a few simple notions you can easily set-in circles. This is a direct method – no interfacing, fusible, applique or even one pin. Whether you are a modern, traditional or art quilter you will have fun piecing circles into your quilts – it works every time! 3-hr workshop. Supply List
Custom Workshops of 1 – 5 Days
I also lead multi-day workshops. The range of student experience can vary from beginner to a more advanced student looking to develop their own style. Each day has a structured lesson followed by time for individual projects and development. A variety of topics and styles will be covered including specific styles of quilting such as walking foot, Modern, Art, Traditional and others. Specific topics can be included such as cutwork, trapunto, quilting design or color. These are just a few suggestions and the workshop will be tailored to your group’s needs.