Lecture & Workshops

A Fashionista In Quarantine Lecture
 
Fun, entertaining, and amusing with Word Salad, Fashionistas and Girl-friends and a few Angry and Not So Angry Women.  I chronicle how quilting frames and tells the story of my real and imagined life and my love of storytelling that took me from fashion design to traditional, hand-pieced miniatures to quilts to sleep under to cartoon quilts to fashionistas and angry and not so angry women.
Zoom or trunk/slide show 
Fees:
Lecture (zoom or in person)         $400
Three Hour Workshop                $400
Five Hour Zoom Workshop         $600
Six Hour Workshop                   $700
Handout                                       $8
(full color w/patterns & instructions)
 
General nformation:
No design or drawing experience needed for any workshops.  Just be open to new ideas, having fun and exploring creativity.
 
 
 
 
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Fashionistas:
Paper Dolls For Grown Ups
Zoom (one hour pre-class + four hour class) or 6 hour in person workshop
 
Use your imagination, fusible applique, conversational prints, free cutting and free motion applique to create a small single frame cartoon featuring your own unique fashionistas.  Learn how to draw figures, style hair, create dresses, shoes and handbags.
 
Finished Project:  8" - 14" with one or more fashionistas.
A She Shed Of My Own
Zoom (one hour pre-class + four hour class) or 6 hour in person workshop
 
Using your imagination and sense of humor, create and decorate your own personal hideaway, real or imaginary, using fusible applique, conversational prints and free cutting.  Thread and free motion quilting create texture and transform your fabric.  Figure is cut from a commercial print.
  
Finished Project:  12" - 18" or smaller wallhanging.
Fashionista Postcards
Zoom (one hour pre-class + four hour class) or one day in person workshop
 
Create a whimsical postcard collection using fusible applique and conversational prints to design, outfit and accessorize your own fashionistas using free cutting and free motion quilting.  
 
Finished Project:  A collection of 3" x 4" postcards suitable for framing.
Not So Mindless Scrap Quilts
6 hour Zoom or in person workshop
 
Using a glue stick or the sewing machine, create a wall hanging while exploring design possibilities of abstract or pictorial busy, bold and bodacious, large scale prints to make traditional blocks. Learn how to   efficiently cut and piece blocks and then organize them so they sparkle.
  
Finished Project:  34" x 34" or larger wallhanging.
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Word Salad
Zoom (one hour pre-class + four hour class) or 6 hour in person workshop
 
Create your own found poem or story using words found in your fabric collection in this creative, playful and fun filled workshop adding your own fashionista storyteller or a preprinted figure to complete your story.  Your poem or story can be as long or as short as you like.
 
Finished Project:  8" x 14" finished piece with one fashionista.
Backart On the Flip Side 
In person 3 hour or 6 hour workshop
 
Explore creative solutions and experiment with new ideas for quilt backs that address fabric shortages, leftover strips and blocks, and enlarged design elements. (Backart - On the Flip Side, Leone Publications, 1991).
 
Finished Project:  One day class - pieced quilt back; half day class - ideas and concepts only
 
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2022 Lectures & Workshops
North County Quilters, Escondido, CA (In Person)
   January 17, Zoom Lecture: A Fashionista in Quarantine
2021 Zoom Lectures & Workshops
Concord Piecemakers, Concord, MA (Zoom)
   January 13, Zoom Lecture: A Fashionista in Quarantine
   January 17.  Zoom Workshop: Paper Dolls for Grown Ups
Valley Stitchers & Fiber Artists Guild, Walnut Creek, CA (Zoom)
   February 2, Zoom Lecture: A Fashionista in Quarantine
Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild Sacramento, CA (Zoom)
   March 20 Zoom Lecture: A Fashionista in Quarantine
   March 28 Zoom Workshop: Word Salad
Needle Arts Group, Lincoln Hills, CA (Zoom)
   June 8 Zoom Lecture: A Fashionista in Quarantine
2020 Zoom lectures & Workshops
Orange County QG, Anaheim, CA (Zoom)
   September 9 Zoom Lecture: A Fashionista in Quarantine 
   September 16 Zoom Workshop: Paper Dolls for. Grown Ups
San Joaquin Valley QG, Fresno, CA (Zoom)
  September 10 Zoom Lecture:  A Fashionista in Quarantine
Diablo Valley Quilters, Danville, CA (Zoom)
  October 21 Zoom Lecture: A Fashionista in Quarantine
  October 25 Zoom Workshop: Paper Dolls for Grown Ups
Phoenix Area Quilters Association, Phoenix, AZ (Zoom)
  November 4 Zoom Lecture: A Fashionista in Quarantine