Speaker Programs

I am available for speaking to quilting groups and guilds.  I have a program called “Decisions, Decisions!!” which deals with the details to consider after the quilt top is made and before it is quilted.   Considerations include an extensive lecture on thread and batting choices, reasons for using certain things, and tips to get more from your longarm quilting service.  There are also several interesting tips to make your preparations easier and check for accuracy.  Most of the program is applicable to those who do their own quilting, with few tips on using a longarm quilter.

A visit to Ashe County Piecemakers

The program runs about an hour to 1-1/2 hours, depending on questions asked.   The program includes a trunk show of quilts to illustrate points, with some materials to pass in the audience for close inspection.

A visit to Ashe County Piecemakers

Handouts and pass-around examples make the learning fun and interesting.

Typically, I provide one or more door prizes as well.

The contract may also include a workshop for the same day or next day for one of my tote bags, or a table topper.  I am willing to come a reasonable driving distance from western North Carolina.

Now available, my second program “Scrap Dancing” features my Scrap Dance pattern line, along with free patterns and ideas to use up the bits and pieces left over from other projects.  This program will primarily cover cotton quilting fabrics, small projects and improv ideas.

Please contact me for fee discussion, program needs, and logistics via email at frommycarolinahome (at) gmail dot com.


5 thoughts on “Speaker Programs

  1. Jeanne Theodore

    A wonderful program with tons of touch, see, feel examples of thread, batting, and borders on quilts that Carole has made/designed. Applicable to both those with and without a long arm machine.

  2. Sharon Ellison

    Interesting program with many things to think about, and the trunk show has great examples of the points made. Carole shows the difference thread color and type can make in a quilt. She had lots of batting samples to touch and feel with ideas on how to use them beyond the usual cotton. Then her tips gave even more considerations, and notes on what to ask a longarm quilter. Great program for any quilter.

  3. Susan Bennett

    Hi Carole, I’m a member of the Piecemakers quilt and attended your lecture and trunk show today. That was the best lecture/trunk show I’ve been to in a long time. It was so informative and loved all your information and tips. Your quilts and quilting is beautiful. I started using Aurafil thread a few years ago and love it. I don’t have a Longarm mainly because of space. One of the reasons I love Aurafil is exactly what you said about filling the bobbin so much less. I too love Quilting, wool work, cross stitch, gardening and cooking/baking. I have a lot of stamping supplies and may get back in after today. I bet Sally’s get well card was adorable. I talked to her on the way home to let her know how awesome you were today as our guest speaker. Also to check on how she was feeling. Thanks again.

  4. Martha E

    Carole spoke at our group last month, and I have to tell you that this was absolutely the most jam-packed, inforamtive lecture and trunk show I have ever seen. She had so many good tips! I’ve never thought about putting all the decisions together the way she does, gave me a whole new perspective on my own quilting choices. She is funny and interesting, the time just flew by. Book her as soon as you can!

  5. Susan Bennett

    Hi Caroline, I have been tackling some unfinished quilts during the “shelter in” in TN. You visited our quilt in Sevierville last year. You told us a tip for washing fabric without is getting all twisted up. I can’t find my notes from the lecture and would love to know that tip. I have a large piece of fabric to wash for backing. Would appreciate your help>

Due to the volume of comments during Autumn Jubilee, I am unable to personally respond to all of them, however, I read and appreciate each and every one!

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