Trisha Frankland quiltchicken

lodi wi

Just a Taste 

of where I spend my time and talents ...


We Are $ew Worth It

This lively hour-long program has lots of examples to help you understand the value of quilts and also your worth as a quilter. I discuss the fantastic tools Sam Hunter has developed with her We Are $ew Worth It campaign, but also what to expect when getting a quilt appraised professionally, and the importance of documenting your quilts to leave a legacy.

  • Lodi Valley Quilters Guild, June 2014
  • Madison Modern Quilt Guild, October 2014
  • ​Kattywampus Quilt Guild (Randolph WI), October 2014
  • Reedsburg Quilt Guild, October 2014
  • KTY Jun Quilt Guild (Mauston WI), February 2015

Mini workshops

I have given several 10-minute tutorials on machine bindings, especially the faux piped binding technique of Trisha Chubbs at TLC Stitches 

  • Lodi Valley Quilters Guild, 2011, 2013

Quilt turning emcee

In addition to reading the stories of antique and new quilts provided by the community for our viewing, I also provide background information on quilting terms and techniques as they appear in the stories and quilts. I work hard to make the show enjoyable for quilters and non-quilters alike.

  • Lodi Valley Quilters Guild presentation at the Lodi Agricultural Fair, 2009-2014
  • Staver Methodist Church (Monroe WI) Mother's Day program, May 2013

Pattern Writing:

Most of my quilts are original designs; sometimes, I even write them down.

  • 2011 Mystery Quilt for the Lodi Valley Quilters Guild

"Stunt" sewing:

I've helped professional designers to proof read and fact check their

patterns by acting as a sample sewist. 

  • "Confetti Cake" by Patti Hellenbrand for Creek Side Stitches
  • "Let It Go" for Sam Hunter from her book Quilt Talk


  • "Quilting Isn't Funny" by Megan Dougherty, The Bitchy Stitcher
  • "Have Your Cake and Make Some More" by Patricia Hellenbrand, Creek Side Stitches
  • "Charming Table Tops Two" by Patricia Hellenbrand, Creek Side Stitches
  • "The WICKED Book, volume 1" by Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics

Guest Blogging:

making connections​:

I've become adept at recommending segment subjects to Nancy Zieman for her "Sewing With Nancy"
​television show for PBS.

Event coordination:

Project quilting 4me retreat - January 2015

This luxury retreat weekend is the first ever face-to-face Project Quilting event.

Kim Lapacek and I are working in partnership to produce this event.

Make Some Noise for a Quiet Cancer - May 2011

In celebration of my 5-year cancer-free milestone, I coordinated this ovarian cancer awareness event and fundraiser for the University of Wisconsin Hospital's Carbone Cancer Center, where I was treated. The event included two bands, beer tent, food, raffle, doorprizes, bake sale, live auction, t-shirts, and tons of fun with a final donation of $6,000. A legion of volunteers helped make the event a success.


American Quilters Society - member since 2014

Lodi Valley Quilters Guild - founding member 2006-current

  • president 2010-2011; vice president 2006 and 2012-2013; public relations chair 2007-2009

Madison Modern Quilt Guild - member since 2013

Young Chicks Quilters - founding member 2005-current

Lodi Optimist Club - member since 2009

Lodi Woman's Club - Omniana department member since 2004 

PQ4Me Luxury Quilt Retreat Weekend