Quilts and Other Stuff from Frances

Workshops & Talks

One of my favorite things in quilting is sharing my knowledge and excitement with others.
These are the programs and workshops that are available...

Viewing the World
Quilt Colored Glasses

Let’s travel across five continents looking at how we, as quilters, view the world.  We will talk about  the places where we gain inspiration, whether it be as exotic as a palace in India, or as mundane as a high school dance in Georgia. Finally, we will explore methods and ideas for turning those inspirations into wonderful quilts. 

Duration: 1 hour 

Zoom format available

Photos -- Off of the Sim Card
Onto the Quilt

Make a special quilt featuring photos of your favorite vacation spots, best friends, crazy family or any other “camera-worthy” event. Learn computer methods needed to prepare photos, print onto fabric and ideas for designing your own wonderful memory Quilt. 

Duration: 1 hour

Zoom format available

Size Matters -- At Least Where
Quilts are Concerned

Learn that size really does matter as we explore methods of designing quilts that fit, whether it be a bed, a lap or a wall. 

Duration: 1 hour

Zoom format available

Climbing the Creative Family Tree
How I got From There to Here

This trunk show spans 4 generations of quilters and looks at how we pass our creative DNA along to others

Duration: 1 hour


All VIRTUAL lectures are $225 for a 1 hour lecture

Beginning Machine Quilting Workshop

In this one-day workshop we will explore the joys of using a home sewing machine to quilt your beautiful tops.  We begin the day with information about setting up your machine and about the importance of basting.  We then practice quilting using the Walking foot for straight lines, quickly progresing to the elusive free motion quilting using a darning foot.   In the afternoon, we will continue to practice (either on a piece of muslin or on a quilt top of your choice).  Along the way, we will talk about threads, needles, marking and the process of selecting designs for your quilts.

Basic sewing supplies are needed, including a walking foot and darning foot (free-motion foot) that will fit your machine.  There will also be some advance preparation prior to the workshop.

Duration: 6 hours

MOVE IT!!!....a Free-Motion Quilting Bootcamp

If you are like me, you know the basics of Free-Motion Quilting, but have grown bored with the same four or five designs that you use OVER and OVER and OVER again. 

In this one day workshop, we will explore at least 15 NEW designs for you to master, starting with simple line designs and moving into more complex designs.

Basic sewing supplies are needed, including a darning foot (free-motion foot) that will fit your machine.  You will also prepare a quilt sandwich prior to the workshop.

Duration: 6 hours

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