I am available to travel to your guild, organization, shop, or retreat for lectures, trunk shows, and workshops. Don’t see quite what you’re looking for? Contact me and we can develop a custom lecture or workshop!
Lecture and workshop fees do not include accommodations, meal allowance, and transportation costs.
Lectures (90-120 Minutes)
Trunk Show Hear about my creative journey, my work with Cotton+Steel Fabrics and Ruby Star Society, and see a variety of projects from quilts to garments to accessories and toys. Get inspired to explore new substrates.
Collecting and Working With Vintage Fabrics Learn about the history of the US textile industry, and how fabric prints changed over the 20th century along with fashion and technology. I will also share favorite pieces from my vintage fabric stash and discuss how I incorporate them into my fabric design work.
Fabric Print Study Is a more robust, hands-on version of the Fabric Design Crash Course lecture. A series of exercises will familiarize students with fabric print design concepts. Students will walk away with a deeper appreciation of fabric prints and a more discerning eye for choosing prints for their projects, and solid plans and sketches for their own print designs. It’s ideal for fabric shops, because we use your inventory for the study exercises. Pair this workshop with Repeating Pattern Design With Adobe Illustrator for the complete experience. (Four hours, 20 students max)
Staring Contest Quilt Blocks This simple eye block is great for beginners to learn curved piecing and appliqué. Learn a variety of appliqué techniques and tools as well as fun ideas for customizing your own Staring Contest blocks. (Three hours, 20 students max)
Adobe Illustrator for Quilters and Sewers Illustrator is a powerful tool that will unlock a world of creative possibilities for anyone who sews or quilts. In this project-based workshop, students will learn how to design quilt blocks or tops, and mock up quilts and other sewing projects to audition different fabrics. Students must bring their own laptop computer with Adobe Illustrator installed. A free trial version of the program is available from Adobe.com. This workshop is suitable for beginners, and can be customized to focus specific areas (apparel, sewing, etc.). (Three hours, 20 students max)
Memphis Time Quilt We love the 80s! The Memphis Time Quilt is a fun, nostalgic, skill-building quilt celebrating 1980s fashion watches and the Memphis Milano design resurgence. In this high-energy workshop, we’ll have fun with our loudest, craziest fabrics to customize our watch blocks! Students will learn foundation paper piecing, appliqué, and curved piecing, as well as effective use of color and scale. Students will walk away with one giant 17″ x 90½” block and all the knowledge needed to complete the bed-sized quilt. (6 hours, 20 students max)
Lucky Strikes Quilt This quilt was inspired by bowling. This workshop is suitable for confident beginners to intermediate quilters, as three different circle piecing and appliqué methods will be demonstrated. (6 hours, 20 students max)
Repeating Pattern Design With Adobe Illustrator This workshop will guide students through developing a pattern repeat and several color variations using Adobe Illustrator. Prior to class, students not yet familiar with Illustrator should learn the basics of the program (I recommend Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book and/or Tasty Tuts’ free Illustrator Basics Course on Youtube). Students must bring their own laptop computer with Adobe Illustrator installed. A free trial version is available from Adobe.com. Pair this workshop with the Fabric Print Study half-day workshop for the complete experience! (6 hours, 20 students max)
February 2020 Staring Contest Quilt Blocks and Collecting and Working With Vintage Fabric Lecture at Quiltcon in Austin, Texas
September 2019 Fabric Print Study at Topstitch in Atlanta, Georgia
June 2019 Lecture and Memphis Time Workshop for Dallas Modern Quilt Guild in Dallas, Texas
June 2019 Fabric Print Study Workshop at Stitched With Love in McKinney, Texas
February 2019 Memphis Time and Fabric Design Workshops at Quiltcon in Nashville, Tennessee
May 2018 Memphis Time Workshop for the Portland Modern Quilt Guild, Portland, Oregon
July 2017 Lecture/Trunk Show and Lucky Strikes Quilt Workshop at Bernina Omaha
June 2017 Modern Quilt Guild Member Webinar: Fabric Design – A Crash Course for Quilters
June 2013 Lecture/Trunk Show at Sew Much More, Austin, TX