Classes & Lectures

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I will be retiring from TEACHING and LECTURING after the last scheduled 2015 event in September in Kansas City. Thank you, everyone for making my travels so much fun!

Introduction To Picture Piecing

CONEFLOWERS pattern - If you have always wanted to try picture piecing but didn’t know where to start, this workshop will introduce you to the process in a fun and easy way using a prepared pattern and freezer paper templates. One or two days.


Designing For Picture Piecing

This fun workshop offers you the adventure of designing your own original art work. Learn to prepare an easily sewable design using freezer paper templates. Discussion of problems, solutions and helpful hints learned from years of producing prize winning quilts will be offered. Individual help for each student throughout the process of designing, fabric selection and sewing will be available as you work at your own pace to create your vision in fabric.  Five days, perfect for retreat situations.

Hand Quilting

Includes marking, layering and basting the quilt sandwich and a discussion of supplies as well as instruction on the quilting stitch.


Machine Quilting

Introduction to machine quilting using a home sewing machine. Includes both straight line and free form quilting, taught by an award winning machine quilter. One of my most popular classes!



Creativity - Where Do The Ideas Come From?

Explores sources of design ideas in general and includes an extensive digital slide showing of my quilts and the specific inspiration for each of them. Of course I bring some REAL quilts to show as well!

Dare To Be Different

Focusing on making quilts that are different from the photo or pattern. Do you want to get innovative and try something new? Lots of examples to inspire you. Digital slide show plus REAL quilts. 


Fees Through 2015:

Lecture $400.00-- Workshop $500.00 per 6 hour day. Maximum 20 students unless agreed otherwise. Plus travel, room, board and related expenses.