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.
This is an interactive discussion that addresses the difference between modern, contemporary, and traditional. We'll talk about art categories, quilting movements, labels, characterizations, and why it matters. Bring your quilts to review and discuss - this event usually replaces show and tell too and fills 90 minutes or longer.
I have many years of experience teaching quilters. I've taught a number of the patterns from Hunter's Design Studio, a popular 2-day class on Victoria Findlay Wolfe's big and small versions of Star Storm, and the Accordion Sewn HSTtm technique from Beth Helfter. Guilds love the hands-on trials in Tons of Triangles with Trish. I created a series of two-hour "skills seminars" where I give all the tips and tricks I know about a topic: cutting, rows & borders, piecing, and binding. And I have given numerous 10-minute tutorials on machine bindings, especially the faux piped binding technique of Trisha Chubbs at TLC Stitches. Have an idea for a class? Run it by me - I'm always open to new ideas!
In addition to reading the stories of antique and new quilts provided by the community for our viewing, I 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.
Most of my quilts are original designs; sometimes, I even write them down.
I've helped professional designers to proofread and fact check
patterns by acting as a sample sewist.
I've become adept at recommending segment subjects to Nancy Zieman for her "Sewing With Nancy"
television show for PBS.
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.
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 2014-2018
Lodi Valley Quilters Guild - founding member 2006-2020
Madison Modern Quilt Guild - member since 2013
Young Chicks Quilters - founding member 2005
Lodi Optimist Club - member 2009-2018
Lodi Woman's Club - Omniana department member 2004-2018