Teaching and Lecturing Schedule 2015

It is almost the end of March, and it is about time that I share my teaching schedule for the year.

I am teaching all weekend at my favorite Anchorage quilt store THE QUILT ZONE.

March 28, 2015
1:30PM – 6:30PM
Circle and Curve Sampler.
In this class, I share everything I know about making improvisational circles and curves. This is a no-ruler class. We also be talking about building a palette and ways to take your samples and turn them into a quilt you will love.

Family Plaid 34H x 20W NFS

Family Plaid 34H x 20W NFS

March 29, 2015
12PM – 5PM
Abstraction of Place
Students show up with images they love, and we will work together to abstract those images into beautiful quilts. Topics covered in this class include color theory according to me, improvisational piecing, and abstraction.

Brich Woods Glimmer 37H x 41W $2,000

Brich Woods Glimmer 37H x 41W $2,000

April 11, 2015
9AM- 1PM
Artful Machine Quilting
This is a tell all class. I share everything I know about machine quilting from designing stitch work to thread and batting information. It’s action packed. Students walk away with a stitched sampler and several quality handouts.

Albert Hofmann's Obit Detail 62H x 52W $6,250

Albert Hofmann’s Obit Detail 62H x 52W $6,250

There are just a few spots left in these classes. Call 907-561-2020 to find out. I’d love for you to join me.

May 2, 2015
9AM – 10AM
Lecture- Lecture- The Art of the Word—Getting Grants and Other Art Opportunities by Crafting a Well-Written Proposal
Fiberlandia SAQA Conference
April 30- May 3, 2015
Portland, Oregon

July 24, 25, & 26, 2015
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
10AM – 10PM
SEW FUN: A Stitching Workshop
The Wrangell Mountains Center
McCarthy, Alaska
Come join me for one, two, or three days of stitching fun. You show up, I provide EVERYTHING else including sewing machines and fabric. Each student selects his or her own sewing project, and I am there to guidance, support, and instruction. All skill levels are welcome. This is an off-the-grid wilderness sewing experience with cocktails served at eight. It’s fun, it’s educational, it’s in the woods of Alaska, and you really shouldn’t miss the experience.

October 28- October 31, 2015
International Quilt Festival
Houston, Texas

Since I made my first quilt, I’ve dreamed of teaching at Houston. This is the year. I hope you will join me. Here is the complete listing of what I am teaching.

October 28, 2015
9AM – 12PM
Modern Broderie Perse
This is a super fun class. Show up, pay the materials fee, learn about Broderie Perse while making your own original floral bouquet out of fabric prints.

Flowers in a Vase 22H x 18W

Flowers in a Vase 22H x 18W

October 28, 2015
4PM -5PM
Building Community Through Quilts
Last fall, I spent two months working with the residents of Moore Place—a housing facility for formerly chronically homeless individuals in Charlotte, North Carolina. We made pillow cases, tote bags, and quilt blocks. Come listen to the journey and see the quilt that came out of that experience.

McCarthy Solstice 55H x 82W Collection of the McCarthy Kennicott Historical Museum

McCarthy Solstice 55H x 82W Collection of the McCarthy Kennicott Historical Museum

October 29, 2015
Show Your Work!
9AM – 12PM
During this three hour workshop, I will share all I know about getting your work out there for public viewing. We’ll talk about developing systems, how research and write proposals, and developing a thick skin.

October 29, 2015
The Art of Word
2PM- 5PM
From research to hitting the send button on a proposal, we will cover all the steps you need to take to create successful proposals and grants.

October 30, 2015
Time Tracking for Artists
9AM – 12PM
Last year, I had three solo shows, a two month long art residency, and I participated in several art conferences and teaching engagements. I did this while also maintaining a household of five in Anchorage, Alaska. How do I do it? Sign up for this workshop and find out. It’s all about keeping track of time.

October 31, 2015
Blogging for Beginners
Blogging is the BEST way to connect with your peeps. Not only is it a platform for you to share your knowledge, it is also a way for you to learn more about yourself and your art. Spend your Halloween developing ALL the materials you will need to successfully launch your own Word Press blog. You can do it.

November 7, 2015
South Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild
Making Prints out of Solids
I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure this class is a one of kind at this moment. I hope you’ll join me for a journey through improvisation-ally stitched print making. It’s going to be a good time.

Boulevard 32H x 48W $3,500

Boulevard 32H x 48W $3,500

If you would like to be part of my maiden year of teaching on the outside, I would love to journey into your quilting world and share what I know. For more information, please visit the workshop page of my website by clicking here.

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2 thoughts on “Teaching and Lecturing Schedule 2015

  1. Nancy on said:

    Wow!!! That’s quite the sched. Including an upcoming visit to Portlandia… all listed under a quilt I’m pretty sure is hanging on my Astoria wall… Do we get to hang out?!? My teaching weeks pretty much ends Thursday ten. Also, there will be some amazing Maori muddies showing up here that weekend (for a ten day residency… ) all about the spirit of materials. xx


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