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!
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
March 26, 2017 – Quilting on Your Domestic Machine (4 hours) Bolts in the Bathtub, Lancaster, CA June 2017 – Filming for Fresh Quilting Season 2
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
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, I aim to empower and inspire your innate creativity.
Wayward Transparency, Triangle Transparency, or Sunburst – Quilt Pattern Classes
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 Wayward Transparency, Triangle Transparency, or Sunburst pattern. Traditional piecing techniques will be explored, with additional insights into precision piecing and how to work with directional fabrics.
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.
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.
Transparency Quilt Design – Design Class
Combining discussion, sketching, and design wall group activity, I will walk you through considerations and my design process for creating transparency quilt designs. The workshop will explore color value, fabric choices, monochromatic versus color wheel progression, and the difference between transparency and ombré design. The workshop is not geared toward supporting a specific design software, but it is structured as a hands-on, visual approach to considering design through using pencil and paper and fabric on a design wall.
Trunk Show 45 minute lecture and Q&A I talk about my quilting journey which started over 20 years ago. I show my creative arc from my start to working to develop my own “voice”.
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 or Sunburst 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.
Contact Yvonne [yvonne(at)quiltingjetgirl(dot)com] for pricing and to book your event!