So You Want to See Your Quilt in Print
This presentation is a short history of my first quilts to my current published quilts and how I became involved with the magazines and fabric companies. An inspiring lecture that lets people know that anyone can do it if they truly want to.
How the Curved Block has Influenced my Quilting
This presentation is a short history of my prize winning quilts and how blocks such as the New York Beauty and other curved piece blocks have influenced my work. Includes a powerpoint presentation of the last 200+ years of curved blocks and how they got their names.
Using Mirrors to Enhance and Add Variety to your Quilt Blocks
This lecture is guaranteed to get you hooked on using mirrors to find hidden treasures in your fabrics. The powerpoint presentation shows a variety of ways to fussy cut your fabric using templates and many of the wonderful effects it can create. Afterwards, members are encouraged to play with my mirrors and fabric samples to see for themselves.
Making Minis, Not Harder, Just Smaller
A powerpoint presentation of what goes into making miniature quilts, including fabric selection, quilting supplies, and techniques. Trunk show follows of my published and winning miniature quilts. Lecture is based on my published article in "Quilter's World" magazine.
Designing with Computer Software; The Wonders of EQ6
I use EQ6 to design all of my commissioned and published quilts. This is a short introduction of how EQ6 works, on an overhead screen for everyone to see, and many of the quilts that I have designed with it as an EQ image and the real thing.
Those wanting more hands-on training can take my half or full day workshop.
"Unfoundation" Piecing 101 New!
No more tearing off the foundation! In this workshop you will learn how to sew "off" the foundation and make a large NY Beauty block. It is a technique class and something you can use on other foundation patterns. If you put four blocks together it will make a pillow or small wall hanging. The class also includes my special pinning technique for perfect curves everytime.
Half day - Confident beginner to advanced quilter.
Kit fee of $30 includes pattern and acrylic templates.
Chinese New Year
A class on "unfoundation piecing". Make this wonderful antique sunflower block with an easy pieced center. Learn to sew curves using only 3 pins and my unique pinning technique. Learn how to make and use your own templates and do foundation piecing with very little waste and no paper to tear off. See how the setting triangles create a center with a floating effect. Learn how to make the perfect mitered corner.
Full day - Intermediate quilter
Kit fee of $30 for pattern and acrylic templates.
Curves Without the Fuss
A wonderful scrap quilt in either two colors or lights and darks. You make this two color quilt without having to sew curves. Learn how to make and use templates for the center of the block and machine applique the circle on to a pieced background. The border and setting triangles are made of triangles and squares! This quilt was featured in "Quilter's World" magazine December 2005 issue.
Full day - Intermediate quilter
Kit fee of $9 includes pattern.
EQ6, an Introduction
Learn the basics of this fantastic program and be on the road to designing your own quilts. This class is an overview of EQ6 and the new features that were updated from EQ5. By the end of the half-day class you will have a basic understanding of how to use the libraries, create a quilt in a variety of layouts, and how to use the printouts to determine your own cutting instructions. In the full day class you will learn how to design your own block, play with layers, and learn about other wonderful extra tools you can use in EQ6. Guaranteed to get you hooked on EQ6.
Full-day or Half-day - Anyone with or without computer skills.
A laptop with EQ6 installed is required for the class (at least 2 per student).
Fast Easy Appliqued Circles
If you like the look of Drunkard's Path blocks but don't want to do the curved piecing then this is the perfect class for you. A block for beginning appliquers. Learn simple machine applique techniques and make this quilt in a weekend.
Half-day - Beginner quilter.
Kit fee of $9 for pattern.
Floral Waves New!
Learn to sew easy 's' curves with no pinning and no templates needed. A fast quick quilt.
Half-day: Beginner to advanced
Geese On the Loose
Developed from my prize winning quilts. If you are tired of tearing off foundation paper, learn "unfoundation piecing" on circular flying geese and New York Beauty blocks. I also take the fear out of sewing curves using only three pins and my unique pinning technique. My original pattern is used for the class or you can design your own. This is not a class for beginners. This is a technique class.
Full day - Intermediate to advanced quilter.
Kit fee of $30 for pattern and acrylic templates required.
Glorified Nine-Patch with a Turn
This is the perfect class for those who have been afraid of curves. I take the fear out of piecing curves using only three pins and my unique pinning technique. This is a fast block to put together and has many design possibilities. You will also learn the best way to use templates and a fast on-point construction. You will impress everyone after you make this quilt! The templates come in 3 sizes: 4", 6", or 9".
Full day - Confident beginner to intermediate quilter
Kit fee of $25 includes acrylic templates and pattern.
Liberty Square (replaces Small Wonders)
If you have been wanting to make a mini but were afraid because of the size, then this is the class for you. Learn precision techniques for this mini quilt and five different ways to make half-square triangles. Kit fee of $15 includes the pattern and all the materials needed to make half-square triangles. My motto is..."It's not harder, just smaller".
Kit fee of $15 required which includes a pattern and materials for half-square triangles.
Full day - Beginner to advance quilter.
Due to a high interest on my Millefiori quilt featured in McCalls Quilting magazine May 2010, I have designed a class on how to create this unique New York Beauty quilt. It is an extension of my Unfoundation piecing 101 class, which includes curved piecing, foundation piecing with freezer paper, and adds how to find designs with mirrors, fussy-cutting with templates, using stripes in your block, and construction of the block.
Intermediate to advanced. Full day class.
Kit fee of $30 includes templates and pattern is required.
Nouveau Riche New!
A beginner class for curve piecing. Learn to sew curves using my unique pinning techniques and my personal templates to create a wonderfully easy quilt.
Half-day: Beginner to advanced
Kit fee of $25 includes templates and pattern required for class.
Rob Peter to Pay Paul
Easy curve piecing creates this fast block. A wonderful beginner quilting class for anyone dreading curves. Learn how to use templates, on-point settings, and perfect mitered corners on a small table runner that you can complete in a day. Learn my unique pinning method for perfect curves everytime. Also learn a variety of finishing techniques with the backing with and without binding.
Half-day - Confident beginner quilter.
Kit fee of $25 includes templates and pattern. Optional kit with fabric for top and binding available for $20.
St. Louis Stars
Based on my book St. Louis Stars. Learn to make the St. Louis Star block. Learn tips for using templates my special pinning technique. This is an easily pieced 8-point star that has no set-in (Y) seams. Learn how many design possibilities there are with this wonderful block! This is a technique class and all of the materials are supplied.
Half-day - Intermediate quilter.
Kit fee of $25 includes pre-cut fabric and 12" templates to make 1 block. Book will be available for purchase along with other template sizes. Coordinating fabrics also available for purchase if you want to use the block.
Stars Over St. Louis
The St. Louis Star is my favorite eight-point star because it has no "y" seams and has so many possibilities for designs. You can use mirrors to create a kaleidoscope effect. You will make my small "Miniature Quilt Magazine" prize winning wall quilt (18") or a 36" version. In the morning there is a short powerpoint presentation on using mirrors and then you get to play with mirrors and sew the center medallion. In the afternoon you will learn to make perfect "y" seams without marking.
Full Day - Intermediate quilter
Kit fee of $35 includes the pattern, "Magic Mirrors", and acrylic templates (specify large or small).
Yin and Yang New!
This quilt was featured in McCalls Quilting May/June 2011 issue. Learn curved piecing with my special pinning technique to create this unique and up-to-date block. Part of the lesson also includes machine applique' for the small circle.
A fee of $25 is required for the workshop, which includes templates and pattern.