Available Virtual Workshops
Note: I live in the Hawaiian Time Zone. Depending on the time of year, that means I am either:
- 2 or 3 hours behind Pacific Time Zone
- 3 or 4 hours behind Mountain Time Zone
- 4 or 5 hours behind Central Time Zone
- 5 or 6 hours behind Eastern Time Zone
Depending on the time zone of participants, I will often suggest that a 6 hour workshop be broken into two 3-hour sessions over 2 days. The guilds that have agreed to this have absolutely loved their results. Even without spending extra time outside of the workshop, attendees have made more progress, fewer mistakes, and been enthusiastic about the experience.
Playful Partial Seams Workshop
Half Day Workshop (3 hours)
Partial seams are a wonderful skill to add to your piecing toolbox, and Yvonne will walk you through the steps to feeling confident with 90-degree inset seams and partial seams involving curves. With a little bit of practice and the tips you will learn in this workshop, you will be ready to conquer any quilt on your bucket list! Through low-risk, playful exploration, you will develop confidence sewing partial seams and leave the workshop with a mini quilt top.
Exploring Design Constraints: Mini Mini Quilts Workshop
Half Day Workshop (3 hours)
If you are anything like me, my batting scraps and scrap bin are often begging to be used, and Mini Mini Quilts offer a lot of fun opportunities for creative play! One of the tools I use to unlock creativity blocks or lack of sewjo are small projects, and in this workshop, we will explore the fun realm of Mini Mini Quilts (finished quilts with an edge length of approximately 4″ or smaller). The workshop will cover a bit of quilt design in the form of discussion about design constraints (for example, a limited or expansive color palette). We will explore the balance between full design development and improvisation. I will specifically teach my approach to binding these small finishes and offer fun quilting considerations. I can’t wait to see the quilts you are going to create!
Transparency Quilt Pattern Workshop
Learn how to evaluate fabric choices for transparency overlay and about how the visual relationship between different colors, print sizes, and tones can be balanced in your quilts by working through the Sunburst (requires 4-5 fabrics in gradation, good for a 3-hour workshop), Wayward Transparency (requires 2-3 fabrics in gradation, good for a 6- or 3-hour workshop), or Tri
Note: I will only book a 3-hour workshop with guilds who also book the Transparency Fabric Selection Tips & Tricks Lecture to be held prior to the workshop.
Mastering Precision Curves Workshop
Take your piecing to the next level with the Sesen quilt! Through creative use of drunkard’s path templates, you will learn how to reduce the number of seams to create stunning and precise curve star blocks and inset curve stars. In this workshop, Yvonne will also cover tips to help you confidently sew 90-degree inset seams. After the workshop, you might be as hooked on sewing curves as Yvonne is!
Thread Painting Workshop
The goal of the Thread Painting workshop is to unlock your creativity! The workshop will focus on developing thread painting design and quilting skills from sample quilting to a small mini quilt. I will walk you through how to start from an inspiration image or idea, how to break down your quilting approach, and important other considerations to enable you to turn your next project into a work of art. Topics include image selection and preparation, template making, background layout, thread selection (color, value, and thread weight), quilting motif selection and stitch length, and minimizing distortion.
Note: This workshop requires a quilter who is comfortable and confident free motion quilting on their domestic machine.
Available Lectures / Virtual Lectures
Transparency Fabric Selection Tips & Tricks
45 minute lecture and Q&A
Transparency quilts are a favorite design technique, and I talk about what inspires me to design using the technique and how to approach fabric selection when you are working with or wanting to make a transparency quilt. The talk includes tips and tricks on how to use common technology to your benefit when shopping online or in person. This is a great discussion to have the day before a Triangle Transparency or Wayward Transparency class and if it is scheduled before a class, I would be thrilled to have people bring fabric selections they are considering for their class project to discuss afterwards as time allows.
45 minute lecture and Q&A
Through her trunk show, Yvonne will share her first quilts that she made over 25 years ago and how she evolved and eventually found her creative “voice” and style. Through lots of detailed photos and discussion, Yvonne will aim to highlight techniques that will inspire you to try something new or find the joy in a finished, if not perfect, quilt.
Beyond the Drunkard’s Path
45-60 minute lecture and Q&A
This is an action packed lecture aimed to inspire! I discuss many different methods and techniques for adding curves to your quilt projects: from improvisation to applique to using rulers to make more than the Drunkard’s path block, this lecture aims to inspire you to get creative and get curvy.
Aurifilosophy – All About Thread!
90-120 minute lecture and trunk show
Are you ready to achieve brilliant results with all the amazing weights of luscious Aurifil thread? I’ll share a structured presentation and large trunk of Aurifil projects (many quilted on my home / domestic machine) that were pieced and quilted exclusively with Aurifil thread.
We will cover thread basics, including information on weight and ply, spool positioning, bobbin thread weight considerations, needles, and tension settings. Packed with helpful tips and tricks, I’ll share projects and photos aimed to inspire and expand your use of Aurifil threads on all your quilting projects. Each program attendee will receive a small spool of thread and an Aurifil Product Brochure*.
You’ll leave inspired with your new knowledge!
*Note: Program SWAG will be sent to the hosting organization after each virtual event after an accurate headcount of attendance can be made. It will be the responsibility of each hosting organization to safely distribute items once received.
February 2, 2021 – Virtual Lecture for Old Tippecanoe Quilt Guild
February 18-22, 2021 – 3 Workshops and a Panel Lecture for QuiltCon Together
March 11 & 13, 2021 – Virtual Lecture and Workshop for Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild
March 20, 2021 – Virtual Lecture for Inland Northwest Modern Quilt Guild
April 15, 2021 – Virtual Lecture for Grimsby Quilters Guild
April 23, 2021 – Virtual Lecture for Palm Beach County Quilters Guild
April 26 & 27, 2021 – Virtual Lecture and Workshop for Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association
May 20-22, 2021 – Virtual Lecture and Workshops for Desert Quilters of Nevada
June 13, 2021 – Virtual Lecture for Triangle MQG
June 19, 26 & 27, 2021 – Virtual Lecture and Workshop for South Florida MQG
July 15, 2021 – Virtual Lecture for Minneapolis MQG
September 22 & 25, 2021 – Virtual Lecture and Workshop for Las Vegas MQG
November 30, 2021 – Virtual Lecture for Bloomington Normal MQG
February 21, 2020 – QuiltCon, Austin, TX
April 10, 2020 – Design Freely with Inkscape (MQG Webinar)
May 15, 2020 – Virtual Lecture for Bay Area Modern, Palo Alto, CA
July 16, 2020 – Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guild
July 30, 2020 – Beyond the Drunkard’s Path (MQG Webinar)
November 8, 2020 – Virtual Lecture for Gulf Coast Modern Quilt Guild
November 10, 2020 – Virtual Lecture for Surfside Quilters Guild
November 12, 2020 – Virtual Lecture for Niagara Modern Quilt Guild
November 21, 2020 – Virtual Lecture for Houston Modern Quilt Guild
February 24, 2019 – QuiltCon, Nashville, TN
March 25 & 26 – Bear Valley Quilt Guild, Los Osos, CA
April 11 & 12, 2019 – Hot Springs Village Quilt Guild, Hot Springs, AR
June 26-29 – Vermont Quilt Festival, Burlington, VT
March 26, 2017 – Quilting on Your Domestic Machine (4 hours) Bolts in the Bathtub, Lancaster, CA
June 2017 – Filming for Fresh Quilting Season 2
September 18, 2016 – Quilting on Your Domestic Machine (4 hours) Bolts in the Bathtub, Lancaster, CA
October 3, 2016 – Trunk Show, Tehachapi Mountain Quilters, Tehachapi, CA
December 3, 2016 – Triangle Transparency (6 hours) Bolts in the Bathtub, Lancaster, CA