Whether you call them trunk shows, lectures or guild programs, they’re all about quilts, inspiration and entertainment. I’d love to visit your group to share my quilts and what I’ve learned. My experience includes 30 years of quilt making and more than a decade in the quilt industry. I will bring from a few dozen to more than a hundred quilts, depending on the topic. We’ll have a great time together!
Not Your Grandma’s Samplers (spring 2021)
Brand new and so much fun! I make sampler quilts of various types because I love the variety. Each quilt is unique and holds my interest from the first stitch to the last.
There’s something for everyone in this trunk show. From improvisation to lovely tradition, from modern quilting to quilting bee quilts, each quilt holds a few lessons about how to pull together a bunch of blocks or rows or shapes, or whatever!
There are bed-size quilts and wall quilts, fancy quilting and basic stitches, bright colors and demure palettes.
If you want something a little different, this is the one for you. While you’re at it, check out the new class on creating your own Improvisational Quilt Sampler.
One Hundred Small Quilts
This program is a trunk show of about 125 small quilts I have made and collected over the past three decades. The small quilts offer a perspective on changing styles, techniques and fabrics over the years. They tell the story of one quilter’s journey from Nebraska 4-H member to quilt industry professional. I use the quilts to share tips on fabric and color selection, design ideas, quilting inspiration and more.
This program works best if the audience can gather in closely to see the quilts. It’s least effective in a large auditorium, so please keep this in mind. Sometimes I can help you adjust your accommodations so that everything works well.
Make Extraordinary Scrap Quilts
How do you make a successful scrap quilt? Learn my best tips and a few secrets during this trunk show of more than 50 scrappy quilts made over many years.
What is a scrap quilt? Who can make a scrap quilt? Why would you create one? How is it done? Discover ways to pull your scraps together, strategies for using your stash and even what does not work. You may never make an ordinary quilt again!
Let’s Play Drezzup!
A little bit lecture, a little bit hands-on demo: That’s what Let’s Play Drezzup! is all about. Learn how a Dresden Plate quilt block is made, and then see many amazing variations on this traditional pattern. There are infinite ways to jazz it up and they’re all so much fun—you won’t know where to begin!
Get tips on fabric selection and using acrylic templates. And best of all, wrap your mind around the math behind Dresdens. More fun than you’d ever imagine!
Jingle Bells Trunk Show
One of two brand new programs!
No matter the time of year, my Jingle Bells trunk show of Christmas quilts is sure to get you in the mood for holiday quilting. Large and small, pieced and appliquéd, modern and traditional—there’s a little something for everyone.
These aren’t just red and green quilts. There are inspired color recipes of all sorts!
Soon you’ll be planning a Christmas quilt of your own, or maybe one for every family member.
This presentation is suitable for any time of year. Let me help you get your jingle on!
Windy Wonders: A Quilt Block Grows Up
From one humble block comes this parade of unique quilt designs in a brand new trunk show. I started making Baby Windmills years ago and soon realized how many things I could do with them. Now I’m on a lifelong quest to make every such quilt that lives in my head.
I’m so excited about these quilts. Every week I have a few new ideas. There are enough to keep me busy for a decade!
During this trunk show, we’ll talk about value, scale, color and creativity. I think you’ll enjoy seeing how one simple idea can take root, grow, morph and reproduce in exciting ways.
I’ll look forward to visiting with you about how we can partner up for an exciting presentation!