I am available for speaking to quilting groups and guilds in live events and on Zoom. I now have three programs for you to choose from. I am offering two on Zoom, and all three are available for in-person meetings. Please use the form at the bottom to contact me regarding fees, availability and a contract. All three programs run just over an hour, both in person and on Zoom, with extra time allowed for questions. In-person programs have handouts and pass-around examples to 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 my To The Nines pattern or another of my Scrap Dance patterns in table topper size. I am willing to come a reasonable driving distance from western North Carolina for in person programs. See the comments below for previous audience feedback.
Scrap Dancing – Zoom and In-Person
Scrap Dancing is a program of ideas to use up the bits and pieces left over from other projects, along with free patterns. Topics covered include scrap saving systems, color matching, small projects up to larger projects with many ideas for gift sewing, home decor and more, featuring my Scrap Dance pattern line. The program runs just over one hour. This program will primarily cover cotton quilting fabrics, small projects and improv ideas. In person includes a trunk show of my original Scrap Dance quilts.
How many scraps of material have you saved? Do you have uneven pieces from cutting, partial yard leftovers, old clothes you can’t stand to give away because of the fabric or a pretty embroidery, bits and pieces of this and that? Do you buy 4 yards of fabric when the pattern calls for 3?
“I’m going to use up all these pieces before I go buy anything else.”
“This year, I’m going to make all my holiday gifts.”
Have you ever said any or all of these things?
There is a way to use those scraps, but there are a few things you need to know. Large pieces all the way down to 1-inch square can be successfully used given the right project. Scrap Dancing can show you how!
Well Loved Quilt Repair – Zoom and In Person
This program is available for both Zoom and In Person presentations. I have pulled together my tips and tricks, and organized the program according to the types of repairs needed. Everything from small holes, and dog chewed corners up to major damage is covered, with advice on starting your own repair business. This program will run about an hour and 15 minutes.
I am offering this class as a stand alone available for individual sign up for a Zoom presentation with Q&A at the end. The class will include information on starting your own repair business and runs about 90 minutes. Class fee $30 per person. The next class is May 10. Click HERE to sign up. I am keeping a wait list for a class in late Summer 2022. If you would like to be on the waiting list for the class, click on Repair Class Wait List and fill out the form. I’ll send you a paypal invoice when a date and time are set.
Decisions Decisions – In Person Only Program
My program “Decisions, Decisions!!” deals with the details to consider after the quilt top is made and before it is quilted. Considerations include an extensive lecture on the reasons for putting borders on correctly, thread and batting choices, how to decide on quilting designs, and tips to get more from your longarm quilting service. Choosing quilting designs for your tops, with a large trunk show to illustrate ideas is part of the fun. 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 and 15 minutes 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. Decisions, Decisions is only available for in-person events, and I am currently booking for 2023. Please see the comments below on this very popular and informative program.