Exploring the Surface: An Integrated Approach 2-3 days
This workshop will focus on simple but seemingly complex techniques--painting, free-motion machine embroidery, layering, and applique, and show you how to integrate these techniques with pieced work to create quilts and clothing which can be interesting and powerful.
Embroidered Collage: Making Dense Surfaces 2-4 days
Learn satin-stitch free motion machine embroidery and how it can be useful in your quilts. We will learn how to collage images and over-embroider them. Emphasis will be placed on thread usage, design composition, and finishing techniques.
Beyond Crazy: Contemporary Crazy Quilt Technique as Background 2-3 days
A crash course in contemporary crazy quilt technique and how to use this technique to achieve landscape and color-wash effects.
This workshop is excellent when taken in conjunction with Exploring the Surface workshop.
Fabulous Finishes: Getting Your Quilt Ready for Exhibition 1 day
This is a technical class teaching strategies for binding, finishing, hemming, making sleeves, and presenting your work for exhibition. We will be making samples of different finishes and actually finishing a quilt the student brings.
WORKSHOP FEES FOR GUILD AND GROUPS -- $500 USD per day for up to 15 students plus expenses (lodging, meals, transportation).
“Journey Without Maps”
An exploration of my personal voyage as an artist from traditionalist to leading art quilter. 60 minutes with about 80 slides. Please allow 15 minutes for question and answer period.
“So You Want to be a Professional Quilt Artist”
A motivational talk about how to get your art quilt business going. About 40 slides are included. 60 minutes. Please allow 15 minutes for question and answer period.
“Pricing Your Work”
A practical guide to assessing your work and your ability to sell in the marketplace. 40 minutes. About 20 slides are included. Please allow 25 minutes for question and answer period.
“Three decades of Art Quilts”
Adapted from my new book Rooted in Tradition: Art Quilts from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. This lecture catalogs the growth and changes of the art quilt movement from 1980 to the present. 67 slides. About 60 minutes. Please allow 15 minutes for question and answer period.
Lecture Fee: $250 plus all expenses (travel, lodging, and meals).