Workshops + Lectures Archive

Over the years we’ve had the privilege of hosting many great quilting teachers and speakers. Here you’ll find an archive of what we’ve offered.

January 16th, 2022
Workshop: Libs Elliott
Improv with Dynamic Stripes

this workshop was held via Zoom

In this workshop, we will explore visually dynamic striped piecing and create one-of-a-kind striped compositions. We’ll review examples of how color, size and angles can affect visual outcome.

We will cover strip-piecing and how to cut equilateral and half-square triangles. Libs will share tips on ironing, pinning, and how to line up seams.

Participants will be able to make choices on what kind of stripes they want to make and how they want to cut their block pieces so, in the end, no two compositions are alike. During the course of the class, we’ll share our progress for group input. By the end of the session, participants will have the knowledge and motivation to complete the project at home (if not completed in class).

January 27th, 2022
Lecture: Jacquie Gering
Finding My Voice: An Artist’s Journey

this lecture will be held via Zoom

Jacquie shares her journey from being a maker, to becoming a quilter, and finding her voice as a modern quilter, designer and author. Jacquie tells about her Mennonite roots, how her family inspires and influences her work, and shows through her quilts how she has developed her unique voice in modern quilting. Learn what makes a quilt modern from one of the leaders of the modern quilting movement.

March 31st
Lecture: Tara Miller
Graphic Quilts of the 20th Century

this lecture will be held via Zoom

This presentation is packed with graphic, visually stunning quilts from the whole of the 20th century. Many of these have a surprisingly modern aesthetic! Throughout the conversation, we’ll put these quilts in context: historically, socially, artistically. We’ll explore some of our connections with the past that inform us, inspire us, and drive us in the art and practice of quilt making today.