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 
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

VIRTUAL TEACHING SCHEDULE
I teach live and virtually for guilds and festivals. I also teach 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.

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. 

RIFFING ON TRADITION Indie Workshop
Thursdays July 14, 21, 28 and August 4
2PM-5PM ALASKA TIME (6PM-9PM Eastern Time)

$185
In this workshop, we combine the basic design elements of art with the traditional quilt block to create interesting, new, and dynamic quilt units. The workshop begins with a presentation of design elements—line, shape, pattern, composition, motion, and color.  We will look at a variety of quilts from all traditions of quilt making to see how individual makers use design elements to create original quilt compositions. From there, students will begin to stitch their own quilt blocks based on design elements.

CIRCLE AND CURVE SAMPLER Indie Workshop
Tuesday, August 2, 9, 16 and 30
7AM-10AM Alaska Time (11AM – 2PM Eastern Time)
$185

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.

MAKING PRINTS Indie Workshop
TWO DAY WEEKEND INTENSIVE
Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18
8AM—12NOON Alaska Time (12PM-4PM Eastern Time)
$135

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.

BIG BOTANY Indie Workshop—Abstraction through Color, Pattern, and Repetition
Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18 and 25
7AM-10AM Alaska Time (11AM-2PM Eastern Time)
$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.

UNDER THE INFLUENCE
Tuesdays, November 1, 15, 22 and 29
2PM—5PM Alaska Time (6PM-9PM Eastern Time)
$185

Advanced piecing workshop for students who have taken at least one other workshop with me. We will be actively searching for artistic influences and working to incorporate those influences into our own authentic quilts. Students will be led through a series of exercises that will result in a final large quilt composition.

GAME OF IMPROV
Weekend Intensive
Saturday & Sunday, December 3 & 4
8AM—12PM Alaska Time (12PM-4PM Eastern Time)
$135
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.

LIVE AND IN-PERSON EVENTS
I am also teaching at live–in person events. I hope you will join me!

Hudson River Valley Art Workshops
Greenville, New York
Circle & Curve Sampler
Sunday, June 19—Saturday, June 25, 2022

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

Please 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.

ON THE GRID—STRUCTURE AS VISUAL AESTHETIC
Art Quilt Tahoe
November 6th – 11th, 2022
Zephyr Point Conference Center Lake Tahoe, California
This workshop is a deep dive into structure and how it can be a path to dynamic patchwork. We will be exploring the grid and how to manipulate the spacing found in a grid to create thrilling figure-ground relationships, over the top color explorations, intriguing multiple layers of patterning, and more.

I hope to see you in a workshop!