Quilt Fearlessly

If you are a guild or shop looking to bring in guest speakers or teachers, let's chat! I've included information below about some of my lecture and workshop offerings. I'm also happy to develop one just for you! Contact me for information about rates and scheduling. I'm happy to appear in person or virtually based on your needs. Let the fun begin!

Lectures & Workshops

My lecture fee is currently $400 plus travel expenses. My workshop fees are $400 for a half-day workshop and $750 for a full-day workshop (plus travel). I prefer keeping class sizes smaller at around 20 people, but I am flexible depending on the workshop chosen.

Reach out to me via my contact form to book today! I work full-time but am lucky to have flexibility there as well so I can meet more quilty folks as my schedule allows.

I am based out of Austin, Texas but have family on the East Coast in the DC area. Guilds in those areas will save on hotel expenses.

Sample Workshops

Improv Memphis Appliqué

Only Available as Full Day Workshop

Ready to head back to the 80s and create a modern improv appliqué pillow in the Memphis design aesthetic? This class will show examples of Memphis design from the past and present, followed by instruction on how you can create your very own design using common shapes and appliqué. We will cover basic shapes, practice drawing them, and then discuss how to create a balanced composition. Once the designs are ready, we will dive into how to use freezer paper appliqué to bring your design to life. You will learn the basics of freezer paper appliqué and how to add a little pop to the pillow with faux trapunto.

Freezer Paper Appliqué Pillow

Half Day or Full Day Workshop

Do you love Scandi design? Perhaps you have a beautiful collection of vintage Pyrex decorating your shelves? Do you wish you could have lunch and pick Mary Blair's brain? If any of those describe you, then you'll surely love this class where we'll create a vintage inspired floral pillow using freezer paper appliqué. Students will learn the basics of the technique, how to tackle appliqué curves, making a perfect leaf point, reverse appliqué for the cut-outs of the flower, and at the end students have a pillow sham that will be a beautiful accent in any home.

Advanced Piecing

Half Day or Full Day Workshop

Ready to take your piecing skills to the next level? This class covers a variety of advanced piecing techniques that will take students from novice to advanced piecer in no time. While working through the pattern in class, students will learn about templates and how to work with them. Students will also learn to master the scant quarter inch for accurate piecing, tackle curves and inset circles, pressing techniques, and even a little bit of appliqué! If you're looking to learn a lot of new skills in one class, this is the one for you. At the end of class you'll be able to use your blocks to make a mini quilt, or several pillows!

Quilt Design with Adobe Illustrator

Half Day Workshop

Want to design your own quilts but don't know where to start? I've been a graphic designer for 12+ years and know Adobe Illustrator like the back of my hand. I'll walk students through all the essential things they need to know about the program to design quilts quickly and efficiently, without focusing on all of the software elements you don't need to know. Students will need laptop computers and at least a trial of Adobe Illustrator installed prior to class.

Applique All The Ways

Half Day or Full Day Workshop

Afraid of applique but looking to learn new techniques so you can add it as a quilty skill to your arsenal? This is the class for you! We will create a small butterfly project while walking through three of my favorite turned-edge applique techniques. You'll get your feet wet with each method, so you can figure out which one works best for you! Methods covered include glue-baste applique with water soluble applique paper, heavy duty freezer paper applique, and mylar template plastic applique.

Quilted Binx Tote Bag

Half Day or Full Day Workshop

Looking for a fun quilty project that can be accomplished in a day? The Binx tote bag is cute decked out with spooky season fabric, or carry him around all year by choosing fun prints and a color for your kitty!

The half-day workshop will walk-through piecing the front panel of the bag. The full day workshop will have time to quilt their front/back of the tote, and put it together for a finished project!

Get in Touch to Book Now!

Please contact me via my contact page and let me know what lectures and workshops you are interested in, or if you have other ideas! I can't wait to hear from you.

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