All of the following events and classes are available for virtual events! In person events will resume when it is safe to gather indoors in large groups.

Trunk Shows and Lectures are a flat fee for up to 99 participants. Add $30 for virtual lectures over 99 participants if the teacher is providing the lecture platform

Virtual Workshops are held via Zoom and have a limit of 20 participants in order for everyone to have the best possible experience. Discounts are available to guilds that would like to host an event.

3 Hour Workshops: $49 per participant

6 Hour Workshops: $69 per participant

The Whole is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

Trunk Show/Lecture

Approximately 45-60 minutes

$350

Inspiration abounds at this journey through quilts that combine Modern, Traditional, and Art aesthetics. Hear the stories behind the creation of many award winning quilts, and leave inspired to try something new! This is a great choice for traditional guilds that would like to explore the idea of modern quilting and see the traditional and non traditional influences that inspire this type of work.

Trending: Seeing and Developing Patterns in Your Quilting Practice

Trunk Show/Lecture

Approximately 45-60 minutes

$350

How do you develop a quilting style? Do you even need to? What elements of your quilting come together to make your personal aesthetic? Inspiration sources, color choices, shapes, and quilting style all play a role in making our quilts a reflection of who we are. Throughout this trunk show, you will see the recurring motifs and patterns in my quilts, how these patterns create a body of work, and start recognizing the trends in your own quilts. This is an excellent trunk show choice for Modern groups and guilds.

Aurifilosophy

Trunk Show/Lecture

Approximately 90-100 minutes

$350

From the thread makers of Aurifil… a program designed to unlock the mystery of thread, educate the masses, and help all users achieve brilliant results! Cassandra, a certified Aurifilosopher, will present a fun and informative presentation and trunk show of her award winning quilts. She will then take you behind the scenes to see how she created the Endangered Species Block of the Month designs to accompany the Aurifil 2021 Color Builder Collections. Attendees will come away with an increased knowledge of thread, tools, uses, tips, and some exclusive Aurifil swag!

Beyond Color: The Other Elements of Design

Lecture

Approximately 40-60 minutes

$350

Did you know that most art schools have students work in greyscale for months before they add in the element of color? Color is perhaps the strongest design aspect used by quilters, but our work is best when we consider all elements of design and how they work together. In this lecture we will look at the role line, texture, shape, and space play in creating dynamic designs regardless of how much or little color is used in the final product. Creative challenges and prompts scattered throughout the lecture will leave you inspired to try new design techniques!

Stashed! Developing a Stash that Works with Your Quilting Style

Lecture

Approximately 40-60 minutes

$350

If you have been a quilter for very long, there is a good chance that you have a stash of fabric somewhere in your sewing space. Over time many quilters start to see their stash as a source of guilt. I see my stash as a source of inspiration, and I want you to see yours that way too! We will identify and discuss quilting styles and how that relates to building a working palette of fabric. This is not a class that pressures you to get rid of fabric you love or offer dozens of projects to quickly use up your stash (you’ve seen lots of those!) This is about building a functional and inspiring collection of fabric that works with how you quilt!

On the Wild Side: Foundation Paper Piecing Animals and Other Irregular Shapes

Lecture/Demo

Approximately 60-75 minutes

$400

Foundation Paper Piecing makes for extremely accurate piecing and perfect points, but one of its most exciting uses is the creation of blocks using irregularly shaped components. During this lecture/demo you will get a backstage tour of how a designer translates a photograph into a foundation paper pieced design before learning tons of techniques, tips, and tricks to make foundation paper piecing fun! By the end of this class you will be excited to jump into your next FPP project with the tools you need to streamline the sewing process and make the best use of your fabrics.

This is a perfect pairing for shops participating in the Aurifil Color Builders Endangered Species Block of the Month Program!

Raise the Roof Foundation Paper Piecing

6 Hour Workshop

Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) is one of the best ways to ensure perfect points, create complex piecing designs, and execute detailed pictorial designs. This pattern is written to have minimal fabric waste and is a good choice for beginning and intermediate quilters. During class we will also discuss using value and color to create a dimensional effect. A PDF version of the pattern is included with the workshop. Participants are responsible for printing the required templates on LEGAL size paper prior to class.

Polar Bear Foundation Paper Piecing

6 Hour Workshop

Create an adorable polar bear Foundation Paper Pieced (FPP) block! In this class you will learn techniques to streamline FPP when all of the segments are different sizes and shapes. A PDF version of the pattern is included with the workshop. Participants are responsible for printing the required templates prior to class.

Sewing with Slivers

3 Hour Workshop

Explore the use of scale by incorporating slivers into your design. During this class you will create the top for a mug rug with semi-improvisational slashes that infuse 1/8” wide strips of fabric that add a dash of unexpected color or texture.
Prerequisites: A basic understanding of your sewing machine, the ability to consistently sew an accurate 1/4” seam allowance, and the ability to cut accurately.

Quilting in Circles

3 Hour Workshop

Use both matching and contrasting thread to add energy and movement to this bubbly mini quilt! In this class you will design and quilt a mini using fusible appliqué and free motion quilting. PDF circle templates will be provided for this class. Participants will need to print these templates on CARD STOCK prior to class
Prerequisites: An understanding of how to set your machine up to do free motion quilting.

Matchstick Quilting

This class is available as a 3 or 6 hour workshop

Create a matchstick quilted piece where matchstick quilting is the star! In this class you will use a pre-printed panel and 28wt Aurifil Thread to create a quilt that will work as a wallhanging or a pillow top.

Piecing Full Circles

3 Hour Workshop

Take your curved seams to the extreme by going full circle! During this class you will piece a top for a pillow or mini quilt using a Classic Curves Ruler with a twist!

Prerequisites: The ability to consistently sew an accurate 1/4″ seam allowance

Hand Accented

This class is available as a 3 or 6 hour workshop

Combine hand and machine quilting to achieve the distinctive design and texture of hand work in a fraction of the time.  In this class we will start by using a walking foot to machine quilt the pre-printed panel or fabric of your choice.  The hand stitching fun will start with a running stitch. Then we will take our quilting further by exploring embroidery stitches that are conducive to quilting. A variety of thread colors and weights will be incorporated into your project.