For me, teaching is my greatest reward in quilting. I love giving students new skills and the confidence to create their own original designs. My favorite classes are multi-day workshops where students explore design in-depth and new information is presented at a rate that can be easily absorbed. However; there is a very special place in my heart for ½ day classes that focus on basic paper foundation piecing techniques. Seeing that “AHA” moment, when a quilter who has previously struggled with foundation piecing finally gets it has got to be one of my most rewarding moments as a teacher.
My various workshops are appropriate for all skill levels and range from beginner (never before sewn on a sewing machine) to advanced design. My specialties include drafting original quilts with free-form shapes, designing circular stars and circular borders, basic paper foundation piecing and color and contrast. Drafting my own original designs is one of my delights. I love teaching students to use a compass and flex curve to create a drawing that will eventually be a beautiful art quilt. Students enjoy the hand-on, no-stress approach. Choose from half day classes, full day classes and multi-day design workshops.
My newest class, “Winding Ways” is an introduction to paper foundation piecing. Provided with a kit, students learn freezer paper foundation piecing and curved seams assembly.
Many guilds choose multi-day design workshops. “Flying Colors” guides students through drafting and designing their own original designs. Students get individual attention when selecting fabrics for effective color and contrast and they leave the class with the skills and confidence to create their own original design.
“Color and Contrast in Quilting” is a fun and guilt-free half-day class. After a short lecture, students work in a workbook with fabrics provided in the class kit. It’s a fun, interactive class with no sewing machines and no UFO at the end!