Events & Teaching Schedule

Current Exhibitions 2020- 2022
Musica! SAQA Global Traveling Exhibition
Opposites Attract SAQA Global Traveling Exhibition 
Layered and Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art, SAQA Global Traveling Exhibition 
Shifting Tides, SAQA Regional Traveling Exhibition
Metamorphosis, SAQA Global Traveling Exhibition 
Quilt National 2021, The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OHIO
Connections, SAQA Global Traveling Exhibition
Light the World, SAQA Global Traveling Exhibition


TEACH AND LECTURE SCHEDULE

Independent and Virtual Workshops
Since October 2020, I have been offering Independent Virtual quilt workshops from my studio to yours. Each of these workshops consists of four LIVE three hour long ZOOM sessions that are recorded. Workshops consist of lectures, demonstrations, free-writes, studio visits, and one on one consultants. I would love to have you join me. All sessions are recorded and available for students to review for approximately 45 days after the workshop ends.

I also teach virtual events in collaboration with festivals and other quilt gatherings.

You can determine what time the workshop starts where you live by clicking on this link.  Enter Anchorage, Alaska for my time zone and enter your location for your time zone. 

Click on this link to be taken to ITEMS FOR PURCHASE. Here you can sign up for indie workshops, buy my book, Artful Oven Mitt Pattern, and more. If you don’t see what you want, scroll down, and you should find it.

Craft Napa Uncorked (Virtual Workshop)

CIRCLE AND CURVE SAMPLER
January 6-8, 2021—Three Day Workshop!
A complete discussion of all the ways you can improvisation-ally PIECE circles and curves. From braided curves to log cabin circles, students will be lead through a series of demos about non-linear improvisational piecing techniques and ideas for taking these techniques and creating original quilts. During the class, students create a collection of circle and curve quilt blocks–great for a sampler.

NOTE—This is the only time I will be teaching this class VIRTUALLY in 2022.

BIG BOTANY—ABSTRACTION THROUGH COLOR, PATTERN, AND REPETITION Indie Workshop
2PM-5PM AKST
$185

Working from several sources of inspiration grounded in the natural world, students will work through a design process that emphasizes sketching, developing color palettes, creating pattern, and problem solving organic construction issues.
Monday, January 24
Monday, January 31
Monday, February 7
Monday, February 14

Making Prints—“In Europe” Indie Workshop
7AM-10AM AKST 
$185
Students will learn how to improvisionally piece an assortment of prints—stripes, dots, tracks, and plaids. While learning how to build these new units, students will also be given information about working with solids fabrics, fine craft piecing techniques, and ideas for taking these units and creating original quilt compositions.
Wednesday, March 2
Wednesday, March 9
Wednesday, March 16
Wednesday, March 23

NOTE—This workshop is being offered at a time that accommodates students who are in Europe and/or really like an early morning class!

AROUND THE BEND—DESIGNING WITH CURVES Indie Workshop
2PM—5PM AKST 
$185

Advanced workshop for students who have already taken Circle & Curve Sampler. This workshop takes all the technical skills learned in Circle & Curve Sampler and moves towards an exploration of design and composition.
Thursday, April 14
Thursday, April 21
Thursday, April 28
Thursday, May 5

GAME OF IMPROV Indie Workshop
2PM-5PM AKST
$185
Improv piecing is a method of creating that involves work, chance, technique, exploration, and tenacity. We are going to explore all of these things within the perimeters of a game. Roll the dice, spin the wheel, pick your category. This workshop is a full exploration of letting go of expectations and embracing the unknown.
Monday,May 2
Monday, May 9
Monday, May 16
Monday, May 23


 

LIVE AND IN-PERSON EVENTS

QuiltCon
Phoenix, Arizona
Lecture—Building Community through Quilts
Saturday, February 19, 2022
10:15AM MST

QuiltWeek AQS Daytona Beach, Florida
Wednesday—Saturday, February 23—26, 2022
I will be teaching an assortment of fun workshops including Log Cabin Circles, Artful Oven Mitts, Pin-Wheelers, the Plaid Experiment, and the full day class Bits & Pieces—Designing from the Scrap Bag. You can find out more here. Registration for AQS members opens on November 16 and non-members can sign up starting November 30, 2021.

Piecing Perspectives—Medallion Madness!
FIVE DAY LIVE WORKSHOP
with Sarah Bond, Tara Faughnan, and Maria Shell
Madeline Island School of the Arts
La Pointe, WI
September 26-30, 2022

I hope you will join Sarah Bond, Tara Faughnan, and myself for a MEGA quilting workshop on Madeline Island. Each student will be building their own medallion style quilt. Lectures and demos by all three instructors on color, composition, line, shape, and MORE. You don’t want to miss this experience. Sign up here.

I hope to see you in a workshop!