Program and Classes That I Teach


      I enjoy meeting other quilters, and sharing my quilts by doing trunk shows at quilt guilds, and anywhere else that quilters gather.  My program is all about "Inspiration" I have about 17 large quilts to show. I share how I got the idea to make each one; along with the strategies I use throughout my process to stay organized, get things finished, and have fun while doing it. I share why I made the design decisions that I made, my approach to using color, and scraps. I hope to help you see the world around you with fresh eyes, and get inspired by so much more than just other quilts. You can view my finished quilts at:


Sonja's Windows-This class is an excellent beginner class.This strip piecing technique makes 4 blocks at once. We will discuss various options for setting these blocks.

Let's Polka-This class is also good for beginners. This quilt uses very simple blocks, such as half square triangles, quarter square triangles, and simple strip piecing, to make a contemporary design. We will discuss different ways of laying out the blocks.

Aubry-This class teaches pinning your repeats in layers to get a kaleidoscope effect, along with ways of laying out the resulting blocks. We will add other design elements by piecing some of the triangles.
 Indian Summer-This class deals with a strip piecing technique. Also, using, EQ or graph paper to design.

Native Harvest-This class covers some of the same techniques as Indian Summer, but using a very different layout.

Pineapple Storm-I believe the Pineapple block is a really good block to teach those who are new to paper piecing. We will also cover working from a drawing, and organizing strategies.

Flip and Sew Tableware-Table runners, hot pads, or place mats, we will use strip piecing and the flip and sew technique to make a small item that would be suitable as a gift or charity project. 

Trip Around the World-Strip piecing an old favorite, plus some fun ways to vary the design.

A Maze Zing-This is a variation on a jelly roll quilt. It will give the students practice on measuring, and adding borders. It makes up very quickly.

My Water Lilies-This quilt is made entirely of half square triangles. This class deals with the process of taking a photograph, either of a famous work of art, or a personal photograph, and abstractly interpreting it in half square triangles, or another piecing technique.

I can do an overview, and demonstrate the techniques in 3 hours, for most of the classes, some, more easily than others. Longer class times will enable me to offer more help to participants as they get further along in the process.I can spread things out by dividing the classes into multiple sessions; which would allow the participants to make progress at home before moving on to the next step.

3 hour classes-$150 for up to 10 students, $15 for each student after 10
4 hour classes-$200 for up to 10 students, $20 for each student after 10
6 hour classes-$300 for up to 10 students, $30 for each student after 10
1 hour programs-$250

Travel expenses will have to be added to all of the above for engagements further than 50 miles from Porterdale GA. Mileage is calculated using Mapquest.

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