All classes are available for booking. Contact me to inquire about teaching opportunities.

Check out my schedule to see if I am already teaching near you. This includes a host of local to Calgary classes if you are in town.

Please come back often for updates to classes offered and the current schedule.

IMPROV PLAYGROUND

SLABS  A focused workshop on the Slab Technique from  Sunday Morning Quilts.  The class includes detailed instruction on improvised piecing to make a slab and potential uses for this made fabric.   3 hr or 1 day workshop

SLABS

A focused workshop on the Slab Technique from Sunday Morning Quilts. The class includes detailed instruction on improvised piecing to make a slab and potential uses for this made fabric.

3 hr or 1 day workshop

 
LOG CABIN VARIATIONS  The log cabin might be one of the oldest quilt blocks out there, but that doesn't mean it is dated. Take the basic construction of a log cabin block and change it up.  Class covers fabric selection and placement, sewing technique, and design possibilities. Explore shape, colour, and scale while sewing.   3 hr or 1 day

LOG CABIN VARIATIONS

The log cabin might be one of the oldest quilt blocks out there, but that doesn't mean it is dated. Take the basic construction of a log cabin block and change it up.

Class covers fabric selection and placement, sewing technique, and design possibilities. Explore shape, colour, and scale while sewing.

3 hr or 1 day

 

ESSENTIALS CAMP

VALUE WORK QUILTS  Focus on determining value, regardless of colour, in your fabric. Use half square triangle blocks to play with layouts and design the values lesson hits home. Finish with a set of blocks or quilt top.  Includes lessons on half square triangle construction in addition to the values work.   3 hours or 1 day workshop

VALUE WORK QUILTS

Focus on determining value, regardless of colour, in your fabric. Use half square triangle blocks to play with layouts and design the values lesson hits home. Finish with a set of blocks or quilt top.

Includes lessons on half square triangle construction in addition to the values work.

3 hours or 1 day workshop

SINGLE COLOUR CHALLENGE  Learn the lessons of value, texture, saturation, hue, and using prints all while making a favourite block. Bring a bin of your favourite colour and be ready to experiment.  1-3 day workshop

SINGLE COLOUR CHALLENGE

Learn the lessons of value, texture, saturation, hue, and using prints all while making a favourite block. Bring a bin of your favourite colour and be ready to experiment.

1-3 day workshop

RANDOM ABSTRACTIONS  Using your favourite landscape, structure, or place we will translate it into a quilt design. With various improv techniques and direction you can capture your inspiration. No two projects will be the same.   1-3 day workshop

RANDOM ABSTRACTIONS

Using your favourite landscape, structure, or place we will translate it into a quilt design. With various improv techniques and direction you can capture your inspiration. No two projects will be the same.

1-3 day workshop

 
MAKE WORDS NOT WAR  Say what you want to say, but say it in a quilt. From simple holidays greetings to profound statements, use words in quilts to convey your message. This class covers planning and construction for any letter.  This is an Improv technique. Fabric selection and value are also discussed in the class.   1-3 Day Workshop

MAKE WORDS NOT WAR

Say what you want to say, but say it in a quilt. From simple holidays greetings to profound statements, use words in quilts to convey your message. This class covers planning and construction for any letter.

This is an Improv technique. Fabric selection and value are also discussed in the class.

1-3 Day Workshop

 
VALUES PLUS QUILTS  Push yourself further in understanding value. Through fabric play and some improvisation you will have a lot of fun making quilt blocks that can be put together in so many different ways.  An excellent class for stores and guilds. And perfect for taking your design skills to the next level.   1 day workshop

VALUES PLUS QUILTS

Push yourself further in understanding value. Through fabric play and some improvisation you will have a lot of fun making quilt blocks that can be put together in so many different ways.

An excellent class for stores and guilds. And perfect for taking your design skills to the next level.

1 day workshop

SCRAPTASTIC OPTIONS  Don't throw away your little scraps! Those bits and pieces have excellent potential, this class will show you how to use every last scrap.  Each student will work on a unique quilt, coming away with a new appreciation for their scraps.   1 day and 3 day workshops

SCRAPTASTIC OPTIONS

Don't throw away your little scraps! Those bits and pieces have excellent potential, this class will show you how to use every last scrap.

Each student will work on a unique quilt, coming away with a new appreciation for their scraps.

1 day and 3 day workshops

DANGEROUS CURVES AHEAD  No one said curves have to be perfect. Embrace this improv technique to add a whole new design option to your quilts. Stack, cut and sew. This is a fun, concentrated class where playtime reigns. Students will work with their own fabric, playing with piecing, scale, and layout.   3 hr or 1 day workshop

DANGEROUS CURVES AHEAD

No one said curves have to be perfect. Embrace this improv technique to add a whole new design option to your quilts. Stack, cut and sew. This is a fun, concentrated class where playtime reigns. Students will work with their own fabric, playing with piecing, scale, and layout.

3 hr or 1 day workshop

 
IMPROV APPLIQUE  Covering the basics of needle turn applique with an improv twist. It does not require a lot of prep, so when the idea hits you can get right to stitching. This is entirely a handwork class, but the results can be adapted to machine applique.   3 hr

IMPROV APPLIQUE

Covering the basics of needle turn applique with an improv twist. It does not require a lot of prep, so when the idea hits you can get right to stitching. This is entirely a handwork class, but the results can be adapted to machine applique.

3 hr

 
LOW VOLUME LOVE  When a fabric whispers instead of shouts we call it low volume. Whether you want them all on their own or as an alternative background learn about low volume fabrics and how to use them effectively.  Includes instructions on an X-PLus block.  3 hr or 1 day workshop

LOW VOLUME LOVE

When a fabric whispers instead of shouts we call it low volume. Whether you want them all on their own or as an alternative background learn about low volume fabrics and how to use them effectively.

Includes instructions on an X-PLus block.

3 hr or 1 day workshop

TRADITIONAL VARIATIONS  Take a traditional block and change it up. Play with technique, scale, colour, value, and more as your take the familiar and turn it into something fantastic and fun.   1 day and 3 day options.

TRADITIONAL VARIATIONS

Take a traditional block and change it up. Play with technique, scale, colour, value, and more as your take the familiar and turn it into something fantastic and fun.

1 day and 3 day options.

TRUNK SHOWS

I am available for trunk shows at your guild, store, retreat, or gathering. Bags of quilts and even more stories to entertain and inspire. All trunk shows are 1-2 hours in length (at your discretion). Can be delivered to 10 or 100!

IMPROV IS MY LOVE LANGUAGE

My default way to design a quilt is to use improv techniques. Translating an idea with fabric is made easier when you give in to the process and worry less about the final results.

SEW ALL THE SCRAPS

Is there a different between a scrappy quilt and a scrap quilt? Are all scrap quilts messy? Dispel the myths and discover the joys of using every last bit of fabric.