In-Person Classes for Guilds, Shops, & Shows
Please read the class descriptions below for in-person classes.
I do use a video camera and projector when I teach so that everyone can see what's going on up close and personal. Because of rotator cuff issues, I travel light and will bring 2-3 quilts with me.
Organizers, if you are interested in in-person classes for your guild, shop, or show, please do contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Birds in Toyland —Wool Applique
Birds in Toyland is a 6-Hour Class
Birds in Toyland will make you smile :-).
Felted wool is beautiful and easy to work with which makes this hand appliqué class perfect for all skill levels. In this information-packed class, you will learn how to make and use templates and a placement overlay, and how to trace, cut, fuse, and stitch felted wool applique shapes to your block.
The 8˝ x 8˝ block pattern is included in the class. You will need the book or ebook to make the entire quilt. Click here for the supply list.
Birds in Toyland —Needleturn Applique
Birds in Toyland is a 6-Hour Class
The Birds in Toyland will make you smile :-).
In this information-packed class, you will learn how to make and use templates and a placement overlay, and how to trace, cut, finger-press, pin, and stitch turned-edge applique shapes to your block. Use the needle (or toothpick) to turn the seam allowance under and sew it in place with an invisible appliqué stitch.
I know that applique is the is the A-word for a lot of people but please trust me - you can do it, and you will love it!
The 8˝ x 8˝ block pattern is included in the class. You will need the book or ebook to make the entire quilt. Click here for the Supply List.
Bullseye: Foundation Paper Piecing
Bullseye is a 6-Hour Class
Bullseye is a totally addictive quilt-making experience. I know that it looks scary, but I promise that if you follow instructions and sew on the line, you can absolutely make a beautiful Bullseye. And once you make one, you will want to make more!
The class covers foundation paper piecing techniques needed to make the Center Circle, Ring 1, Ring 2, and the Corners that form one block (above) from the larger 9-block quilt (below). Techniques include foundation paper piecing and curved piecing, specifically set-in circles. The class block finishes at 20” x 20”. You can use this block by itself, or make more for the larger quilt.
Foundation papers need to be printed before class. I will provide a PDF to the organizer to print and share with students before class so that each student can print on their favorite foundation piecing paper or, in some cases, I can provide a kit that includes the papers.
Click here for the supply list.
The book, Bullseye Quilts: From Vintage to Modern, is not required for class but it is nice to have.
Tile Tango: A Hand Applique Class
Tile Tango is a 6-Hour Class
Tile Tango is a needle turn hand appliqué class that is perfect for all skill levels. Use the needle (or toothpick) to turn the seam allowance under and sew it in place with an invisible appliqué stitch. I know that applique is the is the A-word for a lot of people but please trust me - you can do it, and you will love it!
This needleturn hand applique class focuses on invisible needleturn applique techniques and is perfect for beginners and experienced quilters alike. No matter your skill level, this class will teach you everything you need to know to become a confident hand appliquér.
Each flower rests on an 8" x 8" block. Four 8" blocks are sewn together make the larger 16" block. You will work on one 8” block in class. The pattern for the block and quilt below are included in the class handout.
Hand Quilting Basics and Beyond
Hand Quilting is a 6-Hour Class
Hand quilting adds beautiful texture and softness to your quilts. You will love the relaxed rhythm of hand quilting and experience real joy as you watch your stitches enhance your quilt. And just so you know, it is perfectly OK to mix hand and machine quilting!
Learn how to baste the layers, prepare the edges of the quilt so they stay tidy as you quilt. Most importantly, you will learn the classic hand quilting, rocking stitch. You will have the choice of making small, traditional stitches or showy, fast, big stitches.
It is a very good idea to learn hand quilting on a small project before launching into a big quilt! You will prepare work on an 18” x 18” square in class that can be finished and used as a pillow or small table topper.
All skill levels welcome. Click here for the Supply List.
Stars & Pines—an EPP Class
Stars & Pines is a 6-Hour Class
English paper piecing is a traditional sewing method where paper pieces fit together like a puzzle - add fabric, stitch them together by hand, and you have a quilt! EPP is sewing that can go with you anywhere.
In this class for all skill levels, you will learn how to print and cut your own EPP papers, thread and glue basting, and a wonderful EPP stitch.
The pattern for Stars & Pines (a small quilt) is included in class, plus one star block printed on card stock to work on in class. Click here for the supply list.
No-Sew Color Class
No-Sew color can be either a 3-Hour or 6-Hour Class
This is a fun, no-sew day filled with surprises and lots of discussion. You will play with color and value as you glue fabric to paper squares to make simple pieced blocks. Once glued, everyone puts their blocks together and we all get to see what works, what doesn't, and most importantly, how to make color work for you. Every class is different and exciting!
This class is suitable for all skill levels. Organizers choose either a 3- or 6-hour class. Click here for the Supply List.
These photos were taken in class and are shared here to give you an idea of what happens in class.