Road to California Workshop Give Away & MORE!

Last week, I shared with you the complete list of the virtual workshops that I will be teaching in the next few months. You can read about that schedule here.

New School Workshop!

Today, I am holding a Holiday Quilt Workshop Give Away—along with BONUS items!

I am giving away one spot in each of the following workshops at Road to California aka Road@HOME. Here are the workshop descriptions including times and dates. Winners will receive a FREE spot in the workshop they have won, but they must still pay the $7 registration fee to Road to California.

BLOW IT UP—Big Block Quilt Composition
Description: Using the traditional quilt block as your starting point, we will enlarge and magnify the lines of the structure and use them as our skeleton for building a pieced composition. From there we will explore a variety of ways to create texture, pattern, and repetition in that space.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
8AM -11AM and 1:30-4:30PM PST

Riffing on Tradition—Exploring Design Elements with Quilt Blocks
Description: In this workshop, we combine the basic design elements of art with the traditional quilt block to create interesting, new, and dynamic quilt units.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
8AM -11AM and 1:30-4:30PM PST

Treasure Map 2011

Artful Oven Mitts
Description: Learn all the basics of quilt making—piecing, quilting, and binding—while creating an artful oven mitt.These are perfect gifts for the holidays and are super fun to make.
Friday, January 22, 2021
8AM – 11AM PST

Color—It’s Relative

Description: Color is the one of the most important components to quilt making. This short and intense workshop is based on a series of mini-lectures and exercises designed to take your color usage to the next level.
Friday, January 22, 2021
1:30-4:30PM PST

OH! The Color!

I am also giving away a copy of my book AND an Artful Oven Mitt Pattern & Kit.

Here are the details for becoming a winner.

Decide what your top three picks are.
1. Blow it UP! Workshop
2. Riffing on Tradition Workshop
3. Artful Oven Mitt Workshop (You get the workshop and the kit for free.)
4. Color—It’s Relative Workshop
5. Improv Patchwork—Dynamic Quilts Made with Line & Shape (My BOOK)
6. Artful Oven Mitt Pattern & Kit

Post your selections in the comment section of this blog. You can simply write something like—I would love #2, #5, and #6!

If you really want to up the chances of your winning a workshop or bonus item, you can also post a comment on my Instagram and Facebook pages.

My Instagram feed is Tales of a Stitcher and you should comment on the post with this image.

My Facebook feed is also Tales of a Stitcher. Scroll down to find the post related to this blog post and make your comment there.

I also invite you to follow Road to California. Their social media is packed with fun details about the festival and their teachers. Plus, if you follow them, you will find out about other teacher workshop give aways. Here is how you do that.


On Monday, December 28, 2020 at 6PM Alaska Standard Time, I will be concluding the Great Holiday Give Away and selecting the winners using a random number selector. All winners will be notified by email or the social media account they posted from.

Six chances to win. I hope you will join in on the fun!

I wish you all a very Merry Holiday Season. 2021 is around the corner! In the meantime, keep stitching. Making and creativity is good for the world.



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72 thoughts on “Road to California Workshop Give Away & MORE!

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  1. Judy Shelton on said:

    I would love #4 – Color workshop.

    • Cheryl Hoechner on said:

      Hi Maria! I would like #3, #4, #6
      Have enjoyed your blog since you taught at my guild in 2015.
      So inspiring!
      Happy Holidays & best wishes for the New Year.

  2. HI,I would love #4, 3, or 1. Have a happy holiday. Bev. Agler

  3. I would love 4, 2, 1.

  4. Marya Amig on said:

    I’d love #1, 2, and 4! Thank you so much!

  5. Patricia Hanna on said:

    My top 3 picks would be #2, #4, and #1.

  6. Would love to participate in #1, #3, & #4

  7. Karen Watson on said:

    #6, #4, #1
    Oh my. I am so excited. I have your book and have been following you, but didn’t realize that you and your book went together. Too cool.

  8. moberme76 on said:

    This is a great offer!! My choices are #1 Color #2 blow it up and #3 Riffing

    Thanks for this fun idea!!

    Michele Obermeier 8237 Slate Stone Circle Portage, MI. 49024



  9. #1, #2, and #4 Thanks for this chance, Maria! You’ve made a patterned-improver out of me. Merry Christmas!

  10. Maureen Melville on said:

    #1,#2,#4 thanks!

  11. Danielle on said:

    I would love #1, #2, #5.
    Merry Christmas !

  12. 2Riffing on tradition. 4color it’s relative. And your book 5Improve Patchwork. I would love to learn all

  13. Laura Sheets on said:

    Oh how I wish I could take the classes but that is the one week I am unavailable. And I have the book. But I would love an oven mitt pattern and kit.

  14. If love #2, 4 and 5. Thanks!

  15. oooh what a fabulously generous christmas giveaway !! I’d love to do the colour class with you #4 and the best part – its on in my time zone 🙂 merry christmas Maria x

  16. Kitty Talmage on said:

    I would love #1, 2, and 4.
    Thanks so much! Love your improve!

  17. Thank you. I’d like #1 #2 #3

  18. Would love to take any workshop from you. Numbers1, 2, or 3 to start.

  19. I’d enjoy 4,5 and 1. Have great holidays!

  20. Marsha Cochrane on said:

    Hi Maria! I would love to win your class on Color as it can make or break your quilt design. Thank you for the opportunity to win a class with you. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and all the best in the coming New Year.

  21. Helen May on said:

    I would love to take 1,2, and 4.

  22. Martha Henrichs on said:

    I would like #1, #2, or #4.

  23. ooh, I like # 1, #2 or #4 but they are all cool

  24. Leslie Finn on said:

    I would LOVE Riffing, color and oven mitts!

  25. Marla Varner on said:

    How generous! I would love #3 or #4.

  26. Merry Christmas to you! My top picks are 5, 1 ,2. Thanks.

  27. Nanette Herbst on said:

    My choices would be #1, #2, #4. I have your improv book and love it.

  28. I would love to see you in #1, 2 or 4!

  29. MaryBeth Baker on said:

    What a fun post holiday idea! I would love to learn about your BIG BLOW UPS or ARTFUL OVEN MITTS….#1,3,5 or 6! Thank you! Best wishes for a Happy and Healthy Holiday season!

  30. Sarah Fader on said:

    Maria! I would LOVE numbers 1, 2 or 4! So generous, thank you.

  31. What a lovely gift! # 2, 1, 4. Looking forward to road@home

  32. Alicia Czuzak on said:

    I’m a big fan. Took your class in March with LAMQG at the start of COVID. Would love 4, 2 and 1. Thanks for the chance.

  33. I’d love #s 1, 2, and 5!

  34. Would love to win 4,2, or 1.
    Thanks for the chance.

  35. Colleen Konetzni on said:

    Maria, I would love any class with you really! But 1, 3 & 5 are my choices. Love your blog. Thank you and Happy Holidays.

  36. 1, 2 and 5. What an awesome prize! Love your book and work. Thank you.

  37. I’d love to win #2, #4, or #5. Thanks for the giveaway, and also for the link to Road’s blog. I’ll add them to my Feedly.

  38. Elizabeth Anderson on said:

    1 4 or 5

  39. I would love #1, 2, and 4!

  40. Linda Heron on said:

    Thank you for the lucky draw! My favorites would be #4 and #5

  41. I’d love either 1,2 or 5.
    Happy holidays.

  42. Oh my, such a lovely giveaway! Thanks! My picks: 1, 2, 5

  43. Thanks for the amazing giveaway! Love your work! My picks are: 1, 2, 5 Best wishes for a happy & blessed Christmas 🎄💖

  44. Susan Torchia on said:

    Would be happy with any or all bit since I have to choose. #1 , #2, or #4

  45. Alexis Hoffman on said:

    I would love #1, #2 or #5.

  46. Alexis Hoffman on said:

    Thank you for having this give away.

  47. I’d love to take #1

  48. Jen Vienneau on said:

    My top three picks would be #1, #2 and #3!

  49. Judy Robinson on said:

    Judy Robinson would love 1, 2 or 4

  50. Jenny Russell on said:

    I would love to win a spot in #4! #1 and #5 would also be great. Thanks!

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