Lectures & Workshops
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Thanks for visiting my lecture and workshop page! I am a Handi Quilter Ambassador and love to travel and teach my techniques, particularly on a Handi Quilter machine (other longarms can be used). These are a few of the lectures and workshops I offer, but we can also create something unique for your special group. Just ask!
Private longarm lessons
I am available for one-on-one, private longarm lessons. These can be in my home or yours. I charge $40 per hour, per student. If I come to you, mileage, airfare, food and lodging will be added. The lessons can be tailored to your needs. Options include, but are not limited to, quilting on vintage linens, fill work, all about rulers, free motion designs, beginning longarm, etc. Get your longarm friends together and create your very own class! You name it, I can teach it!
This is a 1-1 ½ hour lecture and trunk show, perfect for your guild or small group. My passion is turning ordinary antique linens and quilts into heirloom pieces, completely on a long arm machine. I’ll have show and tell and talk about this wonderful twist on quilting that connects our past and present. $375
Quilting Vintage! Lecture/Trunk/Demonstration
This is a 3 hour class in a shop or location with a long arm machine required, Handi Quilter preferred. In this lecture, demonstration class, I will have a 1 – 1 1/2 hour trunk show with lecture, then demonstrate on a long arm machine for the remaining time. Class size is limited only by the available space. $450
***Additional hours on the machine may be added for $100 per hour and can be suited to fit the needs of your group or shop.
Create a Hankie Pillow on the Long arm
This is a half day (3-4 hr) workshop with a brief lecture and trunk show. This workshop requires each participant to work on a long arm machine, Handi Quilter preferred. Each student will create a pillow from a vintage handkerchief. Class size is limited to one student per long arm machine. $500
***Supply list: basic sewing supplies, rotary cutter and mat, blue water soluble pen, thread and sewing machine. Bring several vintage hankies, 1 yard of backing fabric (can be anything you like, cottons, satin, silk), and 1 yard of batting. Pillows to be filled later. I will also bring extra hankies for student use at nominal costs. There is also the option of Kelly providing all materials for ease of class (kit fee).
This is a full day (6 hr) workshop with a brief lecture and trunk show. This class requires each participant to work on a long arm machine, Handi Quilter preferred. Each student will create a small, heirloom quilted linen. Class size is limited to one student per long arm machine. Can be a multiple day workshop. $750 per day
***Supply list: basic sewing supplies, rotary cutter and mat, blue water soluble pen. Bring a variety of vintage linens, quilt pieces, backing fabrics (cottons, satin, silk), and 1 yard of batting. I will also bring extra linens for student use at nominal costs. There is also the option of Kelly providing all materials for ease of class (kit fee).
Quilting Vintage! on a Domestic Machine
This is a class for collage with vintage linens, hankies, and embroideries, all sewn and finished on your domestic machine. We will begin with construction of a small collage and then move toward quilting this piece on your sit down sewing machine. Ideally, this class is a full day, but can be abbreviated into a half day. Geared to your guild workshop or shop classroom, class size should not be more than 20. Half day/3-4 hours, Full day/6 hours. $500/$750
***Supply list: Sewing machine with walking foot AND quilting foot (must have feed dogs that drop), basic sewing supplies, rotary cutter and mat, blue water soluble pen. Bring a variety of vintage linens, quilt pieces, hankies, backing fabrics (cottons, satin, silk), and a piece of batting (about 25″ square). Also see the post, How To Make a Pillow From Vintage Linens here on my website. This will give a sense of the project we will be doing and the materials needed. I will also bring extra linens for student use at nominal costs. (There is also the option of Kelly providing all materials for ease of class, $25 fee per student). A detailed supply list is sent at the time workshop is scheduled.
Other class options with descriptions, Can be tailored to 2-4 hour classes:
“I Just Got My Machine, Now What?” How do you start the process of longarm quilting? I’ll share tips and methods to become comfortable with your new machine and projects to help you learn immediately. Lecture/demo or workshop options. *Beginner
“Doodle, Draw, and Quilt It!” Anything you can draw, you can quilt! We’ll talk about where to find ideas for your quilting, how to quilt your drawings and what to do with these art pieces. Painting and kids’ art will be included for some fantastic project ideas! Lecture/demo or workshop options. *Beginner/Intermediate
“Quilting Out of the Box” Let’s play on the longarm! Many different projects can be quilted directly on the longarm. Take your mind away from the entire quilt and think “outside the box”. Lecture/demo or workshop options. *Beginner/Intermediate
“The Nuts and Bolts of Free Motion Quilting” Explore free motion quilting, fills, feathers, and ruler work. All the basics and then some! A good, all around lesson to help you on the free motion journey. Lecture/demo or workshop options. *Beginner/Intermediate
Basic Costs for 2019
- Expenses: Flight from Kansas City, MO, at best rate, plus baggage fees (possible $35 each way). Overnight accommodations and meals. I will drive at the current government mileage rate, .58 for 2019. I prefer direct flights for assurance of quilt arrival. I prefer to show real quilts, so I will check at least one bag. Detailed information will be supplied in the contract.
- Accommodations required if more than 2 hours from Lawrence, KS.
I am always happy to combine guild or group visits if I am traveling in an area to save transportation costs. After agreement of dates and fees, I will provide your organization with a detailed contract to be signed and returned. Thanks for considering me for your guild or shop! Happy quilting!