Both Lectures and Workshops are available for Zoom and In-Person
Now You See It, Now You Don’t. The Magic of Disappearing Blocks.
Learn about the magic and beauty of disappearing blocks with this interactive online lecture, demo and trunk show. Using 3 cameras, one on me and the quilts, one pointing straight down at the cutting mat, and one close-up on the quilts, I will be able to show you how easy it is to turn simple blocks into beautiful complex patterns. Using the Zoom format you will be able to ask questions for me to answer during the presentation. I will also show you how different block designs can be enhanced by color choices or slight modifications to make even more interesting full quilts.
I will also open the Zoom Session before, or keep it open after the lecture so that your guild can have a virtual meeting and allow your members a show and tell.
If some of your members are nervous about attending a Zoom presentation, I can host a complementary “trial” meeting sometime before I am scheduled to speak. This way they can download the application and be sure they know how to log in before the actual lecture.
Workshop: Making Magic, a Disappearing Block Sampler Quilt
This 6 hour workshop will be structured similar to a “sew along”. There are 9 blocks and I will teach each one in turn. I have 2 cameras, one on me and the sewing machine and one pointing straight down at the cutting mat and pressing surface. I will demonstrate how to make the block along with little tips on accurate piecing and pressing. The students will then follow along and take turns showing the class how their block came out. The Zoom features allow me to answer questions immediately and help anyone who might be having a little trouble. As some students finish before others, I will show other possible layouts and talk about things like how to enlarge the pattern, or use different colors and how these blocks might look in a finished quilt.
This is available as two 3-hour workshops for an additional $50.
To see some student quilts please click here https://questioningquilter.com/student-gallery/
Lecture: Every Last Crumb, An Adventure in Scrap Quilting.
This is a fun, informative and inspirational trek to find the best way to handle a mountain of left-over fabric. I had over 30 years worth of accumulated scraps which threatened to take over my sewing room and consume me. I had to do something. Some of you may have the same problem. Here is how I managed to save myself and actually make some room in my fabric closet. With over two dozen quilts and projects, I will demonstrate some great ways to use that secret treasure hiding in your house. I will also cover basic color and contrast principles to make your scrap beauties really shine.
Below are just a few of the quilts that will be included in the program.
“Crumbs to Quilts”
“Crumbs to Quilts” is available as a 4 or 6 hour workshop where you will learn how to turn the tiniest scraps into a beautiful, quilt.
Have you ever thought about making your own fabric? In this class we will discuss tint, tone, shade, value and scale to take your tiniest scraps and turn them into one-of-a-kind textiles.
My simple, organized method for assembling your curated crumbs results in fabric that is part planned, part free-form and totally fun!
We will use this new fabric to make a simple tulip block, but once you master this technique, there is no limit to what you can create.
Fees and details below.
Starting Sept. 1, 2023 my pricing will be as follows:
1 hour Lectures are $400.
4 Hour Workshops are $600. (The 4 Hour Disappearing workshop participants will only be able to complete 5 of the 9 blocks, please contact me to discuss.)
6 Hour Workshops are $700. If you would like this split into (2) 3-hour workshops it would be $750.
I don’t fly, so all in-person events need to be within a 2.5 hour drive of Berwyn, PA. (Near Philadelphia) But, of course, I will do Zoom anywhere in the world.
Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and the dates you are considering. The on-line lectures and workshops have no mileage or lodging requirements. IRS Mileage (currently $0.625/mile) and tolls (calculated using TollGuru) are from Berwyn, PA. (near King of Prussia)
Lodging is required for distances over 70 miles, or multiple day programs over 40 miles away (Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn, Marriott or something of similar quality).