Lectures listed below can be scheduled for your quilting or
non-quilting groups. Lectures are commonly 45 minutes to 1 hour long but
may be modified to meet the needs of your group. Good or bad, I do
not like slide presentations so all my lectures include lots of real
quilts and quilt tops. Travel expenses and lecture fee are
required. Contact me for additional information at
Lecture fees are currently $200 each if you schedule a workshop along
with the lecture. Lectures without a workshop is $250. This change
was made in early 2010 so if you booked a lecture only before that time, the fee
of $200 will apply. Travel fee is based on
actual travel cost (flights) or current IRS mileage travel allowance (driving
range). Meals and rooms are to be provided by the hosting organization
unless otherwise arranged.
Focus on the Quilting
Looking at quilts first at how they were quilted rather than
how they were made. Examples are ever changing as new
quilts are quited but a variety of examples from simple to
complex appearing will be included. Two are pictured below ...
- Yesterday's Charm in Today's
- You can do anything in plaids and stripes!
over 30 quilts and quilt tops which demonstrate that any type of quilt
can be done effectively using plaid and striped fabrics, alone or
combined with other fabrics. Also, quilts made with today’s
reproduction fabrics to give you the charm of yesterday’s quilts have
been added. The collection for this lecture is ever changing.
- Color and Value Theory -
How to Choose Colors for your Quilt
Why Colors work together and a fail-proof method to choose
colors to make your quilt one that you love!
I bring examples of quilts and
quilt tops that prove the theories work.
- Beyond Stack and
Whack - Adding Your Own Creativity to this Technique
- A trunk show of "Stack and Whack" quilts - a few made
from the books written by Bethany Reynolds and many others where the
techniques were utilized in other designs.
After making one or two, you
may want to “stretch” and add your own creativity to make your own
unique quilts by combining S&W technique blocks with traditional blocks
or using other arrangements and sizes of the “Stack and Whack” blocks. I
have many samples of quilts made with this technique – both from the
book and modified creatively.
Border Ideas and Sample Quilts
- Lecture includes suggestions and samples for creating unusual
borders for your quilt tops.
Many of my quilts
have been created with unique borders, most are simple to construct and
incorporate techniques and blocks utilized in the quilt. The most
"sought -after" border is my curved border which I am working up into a
class or workshop to be available in the future. I will have many
samples of quilts
that resulted from my approach to unusual borders to fuel your own
Stories Behind the Quilts
Trunk show of 30 or so quilts and the stories that go with them.
all sizes and styles will be included – can share as much about the
making them as the group desires. This lecture is suitable for
non-quilting groups as well as quilting groups.