lecture & workshops

a fashionista in quarantine
a lecture
A chronicle of how quilting frames and tells the story of my real and imagined life along with  my fun filled journey and love of story-telling that took me from fashion design to traditional, hand-pieced miniatures to quilts to sleep under to cartoon quilts to word salad, girlfriends and fashionistas to angry women and everything that influenced me and happened along the way.
Zoom or trunk show 
paper dolls for grown ups
a zoom (one hour pre-class + four hour class) or one day workshop
Using your imagination, fusible applique, conversational prints, free cutting and free motion applique, create a small single frame scene featuring your own unique fashionistas.  You will learn how to draw figures, style hair, create dresses, shoes and handbags.
Finished Project:  8" - 14" finished piece with one or more fashionistas.
lecture (zoom or in person)     $350
zoom workshop                        $550
 (one hour pre-class + four hour class)
three hour workshop.              $350
six hour workshop                           $600
two day workshop                  $1200
handout                                       $8
(full color w/patterns & instructions)
general information:
No design or drawing experience needed for any workshops.  Just be open to new ideas, having fun and exploring creativity.
a she shed of my own...
a zoom (one hour pre-class + four hour class) or one day 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...
a zoom (one hour pre-class + four hour class) or a one day 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.
a fashionista and her she shed
a two day workshop
This fun and playful workshop combines Fashionistas: Paper Dolls
for Grown Ups and A She Shed of Her Own and your own found poem using words found in your fabric or your own using free motion quilting.  Day 1 is design; Day 2 is sewing.
Finished Project:  18" x 18" or smaller finished wallhanging  that can be framed or hung.
word salad
a zoom (one hour pre-class + four hour class) or one day 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 ...
a one day or half day 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
2020 zoom lectures & workshops
Orange County QG, Anaheim, CA.
   September 9, Zoom Lecture: A Fashionista in Quarantine
   September 16 Zoom Workshop: Paper Dolls for. Grown Ups
San Joaquin Valley QG, Fresno, CA.
  September 10, Zoom Lecture:  A Fashionista in Quarantine
Diablo Valley Quilters, Danville, CA.
  October 21 Zoom Lecture: A Fashionista in Quarantine
   October 25 Zoom Workshop: Paper Dolls for Grown Ups
Phoenix Area Quilters Association, Phoenix, AZ
  November 4 Zoom Lecture: A Fashionista in Quarantine
2021 zoom lectures & workshops
Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild Sacramento, CA.
   March 20, Zoom Lecture: A Fashionista in Quarantine
   March 28.  Zoom Workshop: Word Salad

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