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!

2019

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

2018

April 12, 2018 – Spring Creek Quilts, Cookeville, TN
June 25 & 30, 2018 – Valley Modern Quilt Guild
October 12 & 13, 2018 – Greenville Modern Quilt Guild

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

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

One on One Triangle Transparency Workshop Time

Available Workshops

Triangle Transparency

Full Day Workshop (workshop will be modified if Transparency Fabric Selection Tips & Tricks Lecture is given the night before)

Learn how color value can be used to really make your fabric choices for a quilt pop! Transparency quilts are one of Yvonne’s favorite designs, and she uses the Triangle Transparency quilt pattern as the basis to explore color value.

Yvonne begins with discussion about approach fabric selection when you are working with or wanting to make a transparency quilt, and the talk includes tips and tricks on how to use common technology to your benefit when shopping online or in person.

After the discussion, apply what you have learned about the visual relationship between different colors, print sizes, and tones by working through the Triangle Transparency pattern. Traditional piecing techniques will be explored, with additional insights into precision piecing and how to work with directional fabrics.

Note that the Triangle Transparency pattern requires 3 fabrics that range from light to medium to dark value plus an additional background fabric that can complement or contrast. Fabric yardage and cutting instructions will be provided. Feel free to bring fabric uncut to discuss or arrive with your fabric ready to sew!

Greenville MQG Group Photo

Greenville MQG Group Photo

Wayward Transparency

Full Day Workshop (workshop will be modified if Transparency Fabric Selection Tips & Tricks Lecture is given the night before)

Learn how color value can be used to really make your fabric choices for a quilt pop! Transparency quilts are one of Yvonne’s favorite designs, and she uses the Wayward Transparency quilt pattern as the basis to explore color value.

Yvonne begins with discussion about approach fabric selection when you are working with or wanting to make a transparency quilt, and the talk includes tips and tricks on how to use common technology to your benefit when shopping online or in person.

After the discussion, apply what you have learned about the visual relationship between different colors, print sizes, and tones by working through the Wayward Transparency pattern. Traditional piecing techniques will be explored, with additional insights into precision piecing and how to work with directional fabrics.

Note that the Wayward Transparency pattern requires 2 fabrics that differ in value (for example, light value and medium value, light value and dark value, or medium value and dark value) plus an additional background fabric that can complement or contrast. Fabric yardage and cutting instructions will be provided. Feel free to bring fabric uncut to discuss or arrive with your fabric ready to sew!

Afternoon Wayward Transparency Class

Afternoon Wayward Transparency Class

Exploring Design Constraints: Mini Mini Quilts

Full Day Workshop

One of the tools Yvonne uses to unlock blocks in her creativity are small projects, and in this workshop, we will explore the fun realm of Mini Mini Quilts. Mini Mini quilts are finished quilts with an edge length of ~4″ or smaller that make fun mug rugs, wall art, and are great for swaps between quilting friends.

Yvonne will cover her approach to binding these small finishes and how to use these small makes to explore design constraints like a limited or expansive color palette and the balance between full design development and improvisation.

Bring your scraps and let’s have fun exploring quilting creativity!

Transparency Quilt Design

Half Day Workshop

Transparency is one of Yvonne’s favorite design techniques. Combining discussion, sketching, and design wall group activity, Yvonne will walk you through considerations and her design process for creating transparency quilt designs.

The Transparency Quilt Design 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.

Transparency Quilt Design Workshop One-on-One Time

Transparency Quilt Design Workshop One-on-One Time

Available 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.

Wabi-Sabi Overland: Downsizing to Live and Quilt in 75 Square Feet

45 minute lecture and Q&A

Learn about the design choices and compromises my husband and I made as we worked to create our custom expedition vehicle, Wabi-Sabi Overland. For anyone interested in learning what it’s like to travel in an RV and quilt, or for those curious about our extreme downsizing, I can give you my unique perspective on life and quilting on the road in 75 square feet!