Virtual Learning with Stash Bandit
I’ve just added open enrollment workshops! These are live scheduled classes for which anyone can register.
And…I am booking virtual trunk shows and workshops for quilt groups from coast to coast!
No one loves to talk about money but everyone needs to know about it, right? So to save you from searching for this information, here is the scoop:
- A one-hour trunk show (live or in person) is $475.
- A six- to seven-hour workshop (live or in person) is given in two sessions of three to three-and-a-half hours and is $600.
- When you book both a trunk show and a workshop, the trunk show fee is discounted to $400.
- Class and workshop are different names for the same thing.
- Trunk show and lecture are different names for the same thing.
I hope this helps. It is also included in my contract. I will give you my best effort in every way and I pledge to make any presentation a fun time of enjoyment and inspiration.
I’m excited to make this happen! It will be great to be in the company of like-minded makers again, and I look forward to spending time with your quilt group.
One thing will not change: I’ll use dynamic quilts in many styles to share concepts that your members can use in their own work. Plenty of inspiration, food for thought, instruction, entertainment and fun are part of every trunk show and workshop. And of course: quilts, quilts, quilts!
As of Winter 2020, I have three trunk show options with more in the works. I have four workshop options with several more on tap.
- Windy Wonders: A Quilt Block Grows Up
- Make Extraordinary Scrap Quilts
- Jingle Bells Trunk Show
- Taste Test: Unexpected Sampler Quilts
Read on for descriptions.
1. Windy Wonders: A Quilt Block Grows Up
What happens when you take one simple, humble, straightforward little block and reimagine it into dozens of dynamic quilt designs?
That’s what Windy Wonders is all about. Begin to think like a designer as you discover the possibilities. Expand your thinking about creativity. Explore the potential.
2. Jingle Bells Trunk Show
I never wanted to make a Christmas quilt, until I made one! Now I can’t stop.
Dozens of extraordinary holiday quilts in all sizes and styles will expand a viewer’s understanding of color, value, line, shape and more.
How do you make red and green interesting? What can you do instead of red and green? What’s an easy and fast route to a great Christmas quilt? Let me help you get your Jingle on! 🎄🎄🎄
The Jingle Bells Trunk Show gets rave reviews. Your group will love it.
3. Make Extraordinary Scrap Quilts
This is by far my most-booked trunk show. I use scrap quilts—some with a few dozen fabrics and some with many hundreds of fabrics—to demonstrate what makes a scrap quilt work. Or not work!
Viewers will see what happens in a chaos quilt and in a carefully planned color-specific scrap quilt. There are giant patches and teeny tiny patches in these quilts. Some feature traditional color schemes and fabrics and some are WAY out there.
This is entertainment at its best because you’re learning the whole time you’re enjoying these quilts, even if they make you scratch your head! Learn the importance of value, what can tie many diverse fabrics together, how to use the most difficult and ugly fabrics and more.
My goal is to so inspire you that you head to your sewing space and cut up some leftovers to start an easy scrap quilt immediately. And I’ll give you the tools to do it!
4. Taste Test: Unexpected Sampler Quilts
(Available beginning in March, 2021.)
There was a time when I thought of sampler quilts as blocks in rows with sashing—nothing special. Now I know that samplers go far beyond that basic idea. Samplers present endless possibilities for design variations, inspired settings, themes based on colors, shapes, events and so much more!
In the Taste Test trunk show, I’ll help you understand the magic ingredients that make a sampler work (or not). We’ll look at samplers large and small, traditional and modern, bright and bold and gently subdued.
Let’s explore the wonderful world of sampler quilts together during the Taste Test trunk show of unexpected designs!
5. One Hundred Small Quilts
(Available beginning in March, 2021.)
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. We move quickly in order to see them all in 60 minutes! So much fun!
Workshops, or better yet, Playshops!
The classes listed here have been adapted for virtual learning. Visit the Classes page for descriptions.
- Let’s Play Drezzup
- Baby Windmills: Easy, Fast and Fun
- String Piecing 101
- BRAND NEW! Color, Contrast & Cohesion
I’d love to chat about virtual learning for your group. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-756-1541 and Let’s Talk Quilts!
Preview my contract and fees. Fees for virtual learning match those for in-person presentations. Your group saves on travel, lodging, meals and more.