Tell Your Quilt's Story

I’m now teaching live Zoom classes for quilt guilds, craft groups, and maker spaces!

The first class I’ve developed is Tell Your Quilt’s Story, a fun and engaging hands-on workshop with all my tips for starting - and keeping - a sewing and crafts journal recording all the special details of your quilts (and other favorite projects). I have been keeping sketchbooks for more than 20 years and have 19 (and counting!) to look back on and revisit, so if I want to remake anything from a quilt to an ironing board cover, or just remember a special project, it’s all right there.

Then, let’s label your precious quilts to tell their stories - whether they’re a gift, to keep forever, or to donate to a special organization. It’s so satisfying to deepen your creative process, and preserve the history of a quilt, whether you inherited it from a loved one or just finished it today!

I teach two versions of Tell Your Quilt’s Story: a one-hour detailed overview of each process, or the full 2-3 hours as a hands-on workshop, including step-by-step techniques for recording projects and designing and creating labels in a variety of ways, with lots of examples (including demoing 3 methods for attaching the label to your quilt) and of course, we’ll finish with a colorful show and tell to see everyone’s newly labeled quilts! We can also work together before the class to design and mail out guild or personal labels, and order wholesale sketchbooks, if you’re interested. Just contact me and let’s tell your quilt’s story - together!

Log Cabin Quilting: Creativebug Workshops

I teach a series of fun, beginner-friendly Log Cabin Quilting workshops with creativebug! I created four hour-long classes: Square Within a Square Pillows, Sunlight Baby Quilt, Modern Crosses Mini Quilt & Table Runner, and Quartered Log Cabin Tote Bags. Each project includes variations so you can add all your own personalized details, plus a look at log cabin quilting history and how alternate block settings and color and scale choices change your patchwork. I'd love to see what you make!

Try creativebug free for two months and watch any of their hundreds of classes!

Simple Sewing Projects for Beginners: CreativeLIVE Class

Join me for a fun CreativeLIVE Simple Sewing Projects for Beginners class and learn to make appliqued t-shirts and backpacks, oilcloth lunch bags, skirts, capes, art totes and lots more. I’ll teach you nine different colorful projects to make for your kids, or adapt for yourself!

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Cozy Wool Wraps: Taunton Workshop

Join me to sew a cozy buttoned scarflet, stylish modern shawl, and stunning vintage-inspired winter cape in my Taunton Workshop, Cozy Wool Wraps to Sew and Love! These are three of my favorite garments and accessories from my book, Hand-Stitched Home, and they’re surprisingly easy to sew. I also share lots of tips about working with wool fabrics and using pattern and color in these special projects.

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Easy Embellishment: Interweave Workshop

For my Easy Embellishment class, I shared my favorite techniques for creating unique garments and accessories with simple and pretty embellishments. This class will teach you the basics of choosing different design elements; all about the building blocks of good embellishment design; how to make gorgeous hairclips, fascinators and shoe clips, and much more.

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Other Classes

I've also taught classes at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Modern Domestic, the Northwest Quilting Expo, and Brooklyn Craft Company.

And I've spoken at Maker Faire, Summit of Awesome, Hello Etsy, and the National Button Society.

Please contact me if you're interested in lectures or classes!

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