My quilting activities include giving lectures and conducting workshops.
Quilt Weekend 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 & Workshops
For Guilds & Organizations
Lectures at guild meetings generally run about an hour. Topics which I present include:
Hurrah for Geometrics
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.
Using Color Families
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 Trunk Show
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:
Learn Fussy Cutting from a Border Print
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)
Fussy Cutting Mariner’s Compass
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)
Stripped Pieced Chinese Lattice Design
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)
Non-distorting Chinese Lattice Design
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)
Curved Two-Patch Spiderweb
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)
Making Fussy-Cut, Kaliedoscopic Cards
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.
To Arrange a Lecture or Workshop
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:
E-Mail: Click to E-Mail
U.S. Mail: The Quilted Gallery, P.O. Box 4046, Plymouth, MA 02361