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.
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.
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.
Currently in development, I’ll soon begin offering a second program on “Scrap Dancing”, featuring 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 heavily cover cotton quilting fabrics, but will also contain information on using other fabrics, from tissue thin to upholstery weight fabrics.
Please contact me for fee discussion, program needs, and logistics via email at frommycarolinahome (at) gmail dot com.