|My quilting activities include giving lectures and conducting workshops.
I offer two-day, weekend workshops in my home in Plymouth, Massachusetts, for small groups of three to five people. Sessions begin at 9:00 AM and end at 3:00 PM on Saturday and on Sunday. The cost is $100 per person.
Plymouth has lots of hotels and B&Bs where your group can stay; and historic sites to visit such as Plymouth Rock, Pilgrim Hall, Plimouth Plantation, and the Mayflower II.
So gather some quilting friends and come quilt in Plymouth!
Lectures at guild meetings generally run about an hour. Topics
which I present include:
Hurah for Geometrics combines a slide show with a presentation of quilts. The slide show covers all my work,
including fussy-cutting from border prints, mariner's compasses,
Chinese lattice designs, and color-shift bargellos. During the presentation, at least twenty to thirty pieces are shown.
A trunk show on how to put fabrics
together to make color families, using hand-dyed fabrics and printed
cottons. Examples include woven ribbons, bargello jackets and
vests, and a variety of bargello designs.
Fussy-cutting is isolating a particular
motif and cutting it exactly alike several times so that, when
the pieces are sewn back together, you get a kaleidoscopic or
mirror-image effect. In this lecture, I demonstrate how to choose
an appropriate border print for fussy-cutting, how to prepare
templates, and how to fussy-cut and pin the pieces for sewing.
Examples shown include wall hangings, matted blocks, cards, purses, and Christmas ornaments.
I conduct day-long workshops, generally
from 9 to 3, on the following topics:
Each student receives the piecing
instructions and template patterns for the 12 blocks that make
up my sampler. During the workshop, the student should be able
to complete at least two blocks. (Intermediate class)
Learn to draft and piece a mariner's
compass with 8 kite-shaped pieces in the center. The pieces can
be fussy-cut from a geometric or floral print to give your compass
a kaleidocopic center. (Advanced class)
Chinese lattice designs have been
used to cover windows for 1,000 years. I've adopted these maze-like
designs to quilting with an easy stripped method. (Beginning class)
This is an excellent way to use large-scale
prints as background fabric in a Chinese lattice design. The lattice
is carefully drawn on the back of the background fabric, then
carefully cut apart and pieced back together with the lattice
strips in place. (Advanced class)
My original design uses Joyce Schlotzhauer's
curved two-patch piecing method to make a wall hanging that can
be an octagon or a square. (Intermediate class)
In this workshop, students will learn to cut 8 small triangles from a border print, sew them together
to make a kaliedoscopic octagon, and then use these octogons to make cards. A $5 fee provides a kit
that include envelopes and materials to make 2 cards.
My fees are $150 for lectures and $300 for
workshops, plus travel expenses and lodging.
If you'd like me
to give a presentation to or conduct a workshop for your guild
or organization, or if you'd like to setup a quilt weekend workshop, please contact me by e-mail, US Mail, or telephone:
U.S. Mail: The Quilted Gallery,
P.O. Box 4046, Plymouth, MA 02361