Group Course Options
Below are descriptions of classes offered for large groups such as quilt guilds, shows, or quilt shops. In addition to the class fees, I can supply stabilizer, fabrics, and specialty items for a small fee. If you wish to hire me for individual instruction, please contact me for more detail. Group classes are currently $650 per day and are generally limited to 20 students. Individual instruction varies from $25-35 an hour. Instruction is also available at my home, $50 per person per day.
For all classes, students must be comfortable with dropping their machine’s feed dogs and using a free-motion or darning foot. All classes are done in raw edge applique and thread sketching.
A New Class!!
Beardie In Bobbin Work
Make this adorable Bearded Collie while learning to do bobbin work! You will work in free motion and create great texture on this little guy. The finished Beardie is about 10" high and can be applied to any background. He's so cute and fun to make! Half day. All levels
Dyeing for a Landscape
This class begins with simple dyeing of sheer silk. No caustic solutions, heat setting or mess. Then we make a simple landscape picture over the silk. It doesn't need to be a tropical scene. You will learn some free motion stitching for the trees and grasses. Easy peasy! One day. All levels, Kit fee $15
This one-day class is truly a sampler of machine stitching techniques. Students learn the basics of machine set-up and stitching, choosing fabrics, and using adhesives, threads, and stabilizers. We will work according to samples provided by the instructor to make realistic rocks, trees, grasses, flowers, water and more and assemble them into a handy reference booklet. All levels. No kit, students bring stabilizer, thread, and fabric scraps. * A half day class is available for learning trees only.
Learn how to use simple perspective, art principles, fabric choices and stitches to make realistic landscapes. The instructor provides a 'kit' with patterns, stabilizer and fabric choices for an additional fee. Each student is free to choose their fabrics and picture arrangement.
One day, beginning and intermediate levels. 8x10” Kit fee $20
From Photo to Fabric Landscape
In this two-day class, students will learn how to create a realistic fabric landscape from a photo. Using the instructor’s photo, you will be guided step-by-step through the art basics, the best fabric choices, the stitching techniques and other little tricks to make it look real. Some pattern pieces are provided. This is great prep for using your own pictures. Approx 14x16”. Intermediate skill level and up. Kit fee $30
Make Your Own Fabric Landscape
This class is similar to ‘From Photo to Fabric Landscape’ but you use your own pictures! You will be guided through the art principles, fabric choices, and stitching techniques for which my realistic work is known. The first session is informational, including which fabrics to choose. You work on making design and layout decisions based on information I’ve given you. No machine is needed until the second class. In the second class you get help with fabric choice and positioning, and then sewing begins! The third class focuses on what YOU need. Lots of individual attention and fun is always included.
Intermediate Level. Class runs 9-12 hours usually spread over 3 sessions. In a workshop setting, it is finishable in 4 days.
No kit provided.
Old World Window
Do you love windows? This is for you. You will learn how to make a window look set in to the wall, how to make the shutters, the mullions, and the wall have dimension and texture-all with raw edge applique and thread painting. Additionally, you’ll learn an easy way to make shadows, curtains and a reflection in the window. The finishing touch is a lush flower box. There is a kit fee for fabrics and special materials you will need. One day, and it’s ready to frame. You’ll want to make tons of these! One day. All levels. 8x10” Kit fee $25
Can you believe it? Synthetic felt can be melted with a heat gun to create fabulous textures and 3D objects. Add it to your quilt or landscape or any fabric project. It can be colored, glued or sewn. This class teaches techniques and allows for your experimentation.
One day. No kit fee.
A craft heat gun, sewing machine and synthetic felt are needed. A half face respirator is recommended, not a paper mask.