Teaching

Please email me at yvonne(at)quiltingjetgirl(dot)com if you are interested in having me lecture or teach at your upcoming event. I’d love to come visit!

2016

  • 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

2017

  • March 26, 2017 – Quilting on Your Domestic Machine (4 hours) Bolts in the Bathtub, Lancaster, CA
  • June 2017 – Filming for Fresh Quilting Season 2

2018 [Booking Once Per Month]

  • June 2018 – Valley Modern Quilt Guild

I love to make new friends, teach and unlock possibilities! Let’s have some fun. 🙂

Available Classes and Lectures

Please note – for all classes, students should have a good working knowledge of their own sewing machines, be comfortable changing out their feet, and know how to wind and change their own bobbins.

Quilting on Your Domestic Machine – Full or Half Day

Learn how to confidently finish quilts at home using your domestic sewing machine. The course begins with hands-on basting (full day only) and machine setup steps, progresses to straight line quilting with a walking foot / dual feed, and continues with all over and grid based free motion motifs. Packed with tips for how to have fun quilting your quilts, Yvonne aims to empower and inspire your innate creativity.

Best as a full day workshop but can focus on either straight line or free motion quilting introduction for a half day workshop.

Supply List

  • Notebook / Paper and Pencil / Pen
  • Fabric Marking Device of your choice*
  • Your personal domestic sewing machine and the following attachments:
    • Walking foot or dual feed
    • Free motion quilting foot or BSR (note that we will practice without plugging the BSR in)
  • Scissors
  • (2) 1 yard cuts of solid fabric or muslin for practice sandwich
  • (1) 46” x 46” piece of batting for practice sandwich (approximate size – slightly larger or smaller is OK)
  • 30-50 Curved Basting Pins
  • 50wt Thread

Triangle Transparency, Sunburst, or Wayward Transparency – Full Day

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 Triangle Transparency or Sunburst pattern. Traditional piecing techniques will be explored, with additional insights into precision piecing and how to work with directional fabrics.

Best as a full day workshop so students can make a lot of progress, but can also be modified into a half day workshop.

Class includes instruction for quilt top only.

Bundle Buster
Bundle Buster

Bundle Buster – Quilt Pattern Class

Do you have a fat quarter bundle of a favorite collection in your stash and you haven’t used it yet because want to use every last scrap? The Bundle Buster pattern is a fast, fun design that makes very efficient use of a fat quarter with generous cut sizes to show off even large scale prints. Bring a collection of fat quarters and leave with quilt blocks or a completed quilt top! Great for beginners.

Can easily be a half day workshop, and many students will have a nearly completed quilt top in a full day class.

Oh Happy Day
Oh Happy Day

Oh Happy Day – Quilt Pattern Class

Oh Happy Day is a pattern I created to challenge me to work on my piecing nemesis: flying geese. The quilt is a playful exploration of traditional blocks in a non-traditional layout. Several traditional piecing techniques will be explored (HST, Hourglass, flying geese, stitch and flip) with additional insights into precision piecing and how to work with directional fabrics. The quilt offers an opportunity for new quilters to learn techniques and blocks that are used frequently in quilt piecing and more advanced quilters an opportunity to practice precision piecing.

Best as a full day workshop so students can make a lot of progress, but can also be modified into a half day workshop.

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Quilting Jetgirl Trunk Show

45 minute lecture/trunk show

I enjoy making complete quilts from start to finish, and I am excited to share my quilts and quilting journey. I’ll discuss the impact of social media and its influence on my work as I share about my quilting journey that started 20+ years ago. Exact quilts shown will vary.

Transparency Color Selection Tips and Tricks (45 minute discussion 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 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.

Social Media for Quilters and Online Collaboration (45 minute discussion and Q&A)

I began blogging in 2014 and quickly joined the “New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop” which introduced me to a lot of online etiquette discussion and learning. Touching on topics like leaving and replying to comments, blogs versus Instagram, and how online interaction can lead to personal growth, I share my personal progression and progress as it relates to using social media and maintaining an online presence as a quilter.

Printed versions of my quilt patterns will be available for purchase following the event.


Contact Yvonne [jetgirl8(at)gmail(dot)com] for pricing and to book your event!