Quilting Vintage Class!

Lectures and teaching | January 29, 2020 | By

Join me for a FUN, full day workshop of quilting vintage linens, near my home in Lawrence, KS! We’ll spend the morning getting ideas and learning how to collage those vintage pieces you’ve collected or inherited. After lunch, we’ll dive into a short lesson on how to quilt on your domestic machine. A supply list will be emailed after registration. (sewing machine, variety of linens and the ability NOT to follow a pattern is needed) This is improvisational piecing at it’s finest! The event will be held at the Keller Williams office in Lawrence, KS. Follow the link below to see the location and purchase your ticket.

***The class is non-refundable, unless there is a wait list and I can fill the spot or you have a friend who would like to join us. Thanks!


You may create something like this!

Coming Soon to Morgantown, West Virginia!

I’ll be visiting Morgantown, WV, April 12 & 13, for the West Virginia Quilters, Inc. We will be meeting at the Hampton Inn for 2 days of quilt fun! The workshop on Friday, “Quilting Vintage on your Domestic Machine”, is full, but they are taking names on a wait list. On Saturday, all are welcome for my talk, trunk show and demo on the long arm, “Quilting Vintage!” See their website https://www.wvquilters.org/Meeting.html for more information. I’m super excited to visit that area of the country!

Why I LOVE Ballpoint Needles for the Longarm

Today’s quick video about ballpoint needles on my Facebook page today.

Upcoming Travel and Teaching Schedule

Lectures and teaching | July 30, 2018 | By

I finally have a good grasp of my next months of teaching and traveling. Contracts are in the mail, so I’ll list the places I’ll be. I’ll list shop phone #’s, but otherwise if you need a contact name, please email me for more information. I am all booked up for 2018, so if you’re interested in 2019, please message me. I’ve got quite a few in the works and won’t add many more. Thanks! PS. I pretty much won’t fly Nov-Feb, unless it’s tropical. Hawaii, message me! 😉 Who wants to get out in snow!?? Not me!

Birmingham, UK–Festival of Quilts, Aug. 10 and Aug. 11, NO
teaching, but I will be hanging out! I’ll be visiting the Pinhole Quilting (Handi Quilter) booth from 2:15-3:15 on Saturday, Aug. 11. Stop by if you are at the show!

Baldwin City, KS–Thursday, Aug. 26, Maple Leaf Quilt Guild,
7pm talk/trunk show.

Harrisonville, MO–Friday, Sept. 21, MOKA Quilt Study Group,
6:30pm talk/trunk show.

Springdale, AR–Sept. 26 and 27, The QUILT Guild of
Northwest Arkansas; “Quilting Vintage Linens on your Domestic Machine”, 10-4pm, Wed, Sept 26, Limit 20; Longarm demo TBD, Thursday, Sept. 27; Quilting Vintage talk/trunk show Thursday, 6:30pm.

Wichita, KS–Tuesday, Oct. 9 and Wednesday, Oct.10,
PQGKS – Prairie Quilt Guild, talk/trunk show on
the 9th, full day workshop, Oct. 10,
“Quilting Vintage Linens on your
Domestic Machine”. Limit 20.

Holton, KS—-Wednesday, Oct. 17, Calico Gardens Quilt
Guild, 7pm talk/trunk show.

Fairfax, VA—-Friday, Oct. 19, talk, trunk show; Sat. Oct. 20, in
shop longarm classes; Sun. Oct. 21, full day
workshop, “Quilting Vintage Linens on your
Domestic Machine”. The Quilters Studio,

Morgantown, West Virginia–West Virginia Quilters, INC.
Friday, April 12, 2019, full day workshop,
“Quilting Vintage Linens on your Domestic
Machine; Sat. April 13, 2019, talk/trunk show,
time and place TBD.

Lynnwood, WA–Quilters Anonymous Quilt Guild
Tuesday, July 9, 2019, talk/trunk show, 8 pm;
Wednesday, July 10, talk/trunk show, 11:00 am;
Thursday, July 11, “Quilting Vintage Linens on
your Domestic Machine”, 9am-4pm. Events
held at the Ronald United Methodist Church,
Shoreline, WA.

Coming soon to…..Lawrence, KS; Concord, NC; Sandy, UT; and Evans City, PA

Don’t miss my local quilt guild, the Kaw Valley Quilters Guild annual quilt show, held in Lawrence, KS, April 7 & 8, 2018. I’ll post the flyer so you can see more about it and the location. YES, we have our quilt show at the Toyota dealership. It’s held in the the most fabulous space, their detail shop! Absolutely immaculate, large, and full of great light. We can also fit a large amount of quilts, about 150 will be hanging, along with a wonderful silent auction, vendors, boutique of members stash items, and our featured quilter, Leslie Campbell. I’ll be there all weekend, running the silent auction and selling my notched rulers and regular rulers at a vendor table. Holler if you see me!!!

I will also be traveling to Concord, NC, to speak at the Carolina Longarm Association, April 13-14. We’ve got a full 2 days of events. The 2 page flyer is below that gives the details and contact information.

In May, I travel to Salt Lake City, UT, for the UQSM show. I’ll be teaching May 2-5, 2018. This is a wonderful show in Sandy, UT, at the Mountain America Exposition Center. You can find my list of classes if you look up ‘instructors’ on the website.


The first of June, I’ll be traveling to the Pittsburgh, PA, area for a talk, trunk show, and classes at the Little Foot Quilt Shoppe in Evans City, PA. They have a whole weekend of fun planned, starting with a trunk show and catered dinner on Thursday evening, May 31. I will be bringing along my favorite heirloom quilt for all of these trips.

Alrighty, that’s it for now and should keep me busy enough! Hope to meet you at one of these venues!


“Quilting Vintage Linens” is on YouTube!

Just what you’ve asked for and so many have waited for! Finally, a video that shows you how I approach quilting vintage linens on the longarm. Thanks to Handi Quilter, who recently filmed a 45 minute segment on this process. I hope you enjoy the episode and don’t hesitate to ask questions. If you are interested in my rulers or lectures/workshops, find those tabs for more information. Thanks for visiting!

“Champagne and Caviar” WINS 2nd PLACE!!!

I was thrilled for my first entry EVER to win a 2nd place ribbon over the weekend! What a treat! Entered in the new, VINTAGE category, at UQSM, in Sandy, UT.





The front quilting really created a wholecloth on the back of the quilt.  LOVE IT!

And that second green ribbon? Even more super thrilled because it was for, “Teacher of the Year”! Let’s just say I had a great weekend! Thanks to all of you who follow my journey!

Where I’ll Be Speaking…..

Lectures and teaching, Travel | September 25, 2016 | By

Good morning! I’m often asked where I’ll be speaking. Unfortunately, I don’t have a calendar on my website (need to add!) and I’m not terribly organized in the paperwork department 😉 HEY, I just want to quilt all day!

Here are a few places I will be in the upcoming months. On October 17, I will be doing a lecture, trunk show, and demo at A1 Sewing Center, in Wichita, KS. Later that evening at 7 pm, I will be in Pratt, KS, to speak at the Pratt Area Quilt Guild, 619 N. Main. October 13, at 7 pm, I’ll be in Grand Island, NE, at the Prairie Pioneer Quilters guild, held at St. Leo’s Catholic Church. That next morning, October 14, I’ll be in a private home for a group demo (email me if you are interested).

November takes me to Tampa, FL, for a big, week long event. Here is the flyer and you can contact Melissa for more information and for sign up.


After this I have a couple months of break to work on my own big project. The big start of 2017 for me is Australia in February!! YES, that’s right, I’ll be teaching for Handi Quilter Australia! I am super excited and a bit star struck with all the fabulous quilters that will be presenting and visiting.

That’s it for now. I hope I’ll meet you somewhere on the quilt road!

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