All in person lectures are approx. 1 hr. For virtual programs allow 90 mins. All lectures are available as virtual programs. Click here
to download lecture and workshop list as a pdf. For list of workshops click here."The Random Block Sampler"
A trunk show of sampler quilts made with blocks of many sizes. Popular in the late 1800s, the random size block quilt has it's own set of challenges. See examples and learn how you can convert your own block collection into a stunning quilt.
“A is for Applique”
Historically, solids appeared in Appliqued Quilts, Amish Quilts, 30’s Quilts, and Hawaiian Quilts. Today they are all the rage in Modern Quilts. Some quilters love solids, others don’t. Whichever category you fall into, there is sure to be something for every taste in this collection of quilts made
with JUST SOLIDS. See contemporary and traditional examples as well as international textiles and hear stories about my love affair with solids.
A trunk show of appliqué quilts and tops. Styles include Brodiere Perse, Hawaiian appliqué, and traditional designs. See over 40 examples of hand and machine work and find out how I gave up all other appliqué techniques for back basting appliqué – the topic of my book, Back Basting Applique’, Step by Step.
“It’s All in the Sashings!”
Do you have a set of blocks that you just can’t decide what to do with? Join me as I share a series of quilts and tops that feature blocks set with sashings and cornerstones. Some are simple and others are more involved with secondary designs created within the sashings and cornerstones. See side by side examples of the same setting and study how different they look based on the blocks and fabric choices. Features approximately 25 quilts and tops in a mix of styles including appliqué and pieced quilts. It's All in the Sashings is my most requested lecture and is also a Craftsy class!
"Designing Fabrics, Designing Quilts"
This talk is the story of how I ended up designing fabric collections for Paintbrush Studio. I'll share how I go about designing a collection and show a variety of quilts and other projects made with fabrics from each of my collections. While no longer part of my regular guild offerings, this program may be booked by special request.