Talks & Workshops

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Talks

Quilting with the Fire of My Foremothers
Threads of Time: An Historical Overview of Textiles in Georgia

Classes

Fan Girl
The Evie
Churned Up
Diamond Lane

Quilting with the Fire of My Foremothers

Trunk Show & Talk (1 hour) – $200

This one-hour lecture and trunk show examines and celebrates the quilting legacy we carry from our foremothers (whether your immediate foremothers were quilters or not). I’ll share my journey and my passion for finding our connection to what came before us–putting our current quilt journeys in context. We’ll look at antique and vintage quilts with an eye for the clues about when they were made, how they were made, and what we can try to learn about the women who made them. We’ll talk about the forces that were at work in quilt pattern and quilt fabrics for these women, with a concentration on late 19th and early- to mid-20th century.

“We enjoyed you SO much !! Thank you for the informative talk and showing your beautiful quilts.” ~ Sandy in Douglasville, Georgia

Threads of Time: An Historical Overview of Textiles in Georgia

Talk (1 hour) – $150

This lecture is a high-level overview that puts context around the history of textiles in Georgia (1730s to 1940s), and also includes some fun facts and stories that even native Georgians may not know!

“That was fascinating!” ~ Kathy C.

Fan Girl: A Crazy Lady

Workshop: 4 hours – $350; 6 hours – $525

With a circa 1910 crazy quilt as our inspiration, we’ll make fan blocks using simple, quick, and fun methods. Students can use decorative or straight stitches on their machine to create this quilt. I’ll show students how to use the simple herringbone embroidery stitch to add an additional layer of design to the straight-stitch applique. This workshop is great for the confident beginner, but is also loads of fun for experienced piecemakers. The result is a bold and graphic desgin! (Pattern has fabric requirements for a pillow front, table runner, and quilt.)

“I’ve never liked something I’ve made in a class as much as I like this! I love it!” ~ Julie R.

The Evie

Workshop: 4 hours – $350; 6 hours – $450

The Evie
The original Evie

We’ll take inspiration from a vintage quilted coverlet made by Eveler Blankenship in Kansas in 1970. These scrappy string kaleidoscope blocks are fun to make and go together quickly. Use up your scraps or cut up assorted fat quarters–it’s up to you! No specialty rulers needed, either!

“It was a great class!” ~ Crystal in Roswell, Georgia
“Lots of fun!” ~ Pat in Stockbridge, Georgia

Churned Up

Workshop: 4 hours – $350; 6 hours – $525

Churned Up is a modern take on the classic Churn Dash block — kinda what I imagine happens if you put the Churn Dash in a blender and toss it up! Works great with a layer cake, but students can certainly also start with 10″ squares from their stash! This is a fun pattern to showcase some of your favorite fabrics — from reproduction to holiday to ultra modern.

Diamond Lane

Workshop: 4 hours – $400; 6 hours – $600

With a vintage quilt as our inspiration, we’ll make a diamonds quilt using strips! This is a technique class–we’ll demystify diagonal piecing. This workshop is geared toward the confident beginner or intermediate quilter. Students use strips from their stash or a jelly roll. Make a little or a lot!

“…thanks so much for your class, it was spot on what I needed to learn to tackle this application.” ~ Mikki in Smyrna, Georgia

Travel and Deposit Policies

For driveable bookings, a standard charge of $0.58 per mile applies. Driveable events 75 miles or more from my home address require at least one overnight stay, depending on the type of booking. Events requiring air transportation are considered and handled on a case-by-case basis. All events require a $100 deposit to secure the date.

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