A couple of times a day I get an email asking what workshops am I currently teaching.
To answer that question properly, I am writing this blog post AND posting all of this information on my website under the heading Events & Happenings.
I have neglected my website and almost exclusively posted workshop information here and on my instagram feed. Let this be the moment I change that.
I am teaching in three different types of virtual venues. Below, I explain the differences between each virtual venue and your method for signing up.
Independent Workshops are taught directly by me for you. I am in charge of everything from the scheduling to the technology. Each independent workshop is composed of Lectures and Open Studios. During the lecture sessions, I present the assignment, lecture materials, answer questions, and share demonstrations about craft. All sessions are recorded and available for students to review for 30 days after the workshop ends.
Click on this link to be taken to ITEMS FOR PURCHASE. Here you can sign up for workshops, buy my book and Artful Oven Mitt Pattern, and more. If you don’t see what you want, scroll down, and you should find it.
ASYMMETRICAL SYMMETRY—JUXTAPOSING IDEAS ($145) NEW WORKSHOP!
Advanced design workshop for students who have taken at least one other workshop with me. Students will gather four sources of inspiration for interpreting into a unified quilt composition that explores connection, variation, rhythm, repetition, and form.
Lecture—Thursday, January 28 2PM—5PM AKST
Open Studio—Sunday, January 31 2PM—5PM AKST
Lecture—Thursday, February 4 2PM —5PM AKST
Open Studio—Sunday, February 7 2PM—5PM AKST
RIFFING ON TRADITION—EXPLORING DESIGN ELEMENTS WITH QUILT BLOCKS ($165)
In this workshop, we combine the basic design elements of art with the traditional quilt block to create interesting, new, and dynamic quilt units. The workshop begins with a presentation of design elements—line, shape, pattern, composition, motion, and color. We will look at a variety of quilts from all traditions of quilt making to see how individual makers use design elements to create original quilt compositions. From there, students will begin to stitch their own quilt blocks based on design elements.
Lecture—Thursday, February 11, 2021 2PM—5PM
Open Studio—Sunday, February 14, 2021 2PM—5PM
Lecture—Thursday, February 18, 2021 2PM—5PM
Open Studio—Sunday, February 21, 2021 2PM—5PM
ON THE GRID—Structure as Visual Aesthetic ($165) NEW WORKSHOP!
Advanced design workshop for students who have taken at least one other class with me. The grid can be an aesthetic used for creating visually compelling quilts. In this workshop students will explore manipulating the grid through color, pattern, repetition, cutting & piecing, and proportion & scale.
Lecture—Thursday, March 11, 2021 2PM—5PM
Open Studio—Sunday, March 14, 2021 2PM—5PM
Lecture—Thursday, March 18, 2021 2PM—5PM
Open Studio—Sunday, March 21, 2021 2PM—5PM
Festivals and Conferences
I am teaching at Road to California’s virtual event Road@HOME Wednesday, January 20—Friday, January 22, 2021 and QuiltCon Together Thursday February 18 – Monday February 22, 2021. Here are the details for those events.
ROAD to California/ROAD@HOME
There is a TWO STEP REGISTRATION PROCESS for signing up for ROAD@HOME workshops. Here is the process–
Follow this link to create an account and login.
After that, use this link to register for workshops. If you have problems with this process, PLEASE let me know.
BLOW IT UP—Big Block Quilt Composition
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
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
Artful Oven Mitts
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 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
After you enroll in a QCT workshop, QuiltCon Together will send you links to the workshop videos. You may also sign up for an extra Q&A session.
Improv Triangles—Perfectly Pointless
The triangle is an elegant shape that can be used to create dynamic quilts. This workshop covers all manner of triangles and ways to improvisation-ally cut and piece them into patchwork art.
Linear Blocks—Line into Shape
Students will use the traditional log cabin quilt block as well as other linear quilt block shapes as the starting point for creating original compositions. Improvisational piecing, contemporary quilt design, and using lines to make shapes are all discussed in this class.
The Plaid Experiment—Tartan UP!
Description: Learn the basics of creating your own plaid blocks by using a simple formula, from there all manner of plaids are possible. This workshop is a fun and creative way to explore some basic concepts of original design.
Guilds & Groups
I am also teaching for guilds and groups. Those events are typically limited to the members of the organization, but occassionally there is room for non-members. I usually post information about open spots on my Instagram feed. You can follow me here.
I hope to see you in class!