The Gift of a Mother’s Hands

Every quilt has a story!  This lecture is a true story about Katheryn Rose Moore and the quilt she pieced by hand at age 8.  It is followed by a trunk show of several of my quilts and the stories to go with them.


Lovely Labels

Every quilt deserves a label.  “Lest our labors be forgotten and our heritage lost” is a quote from Susan McKelvey.  A dozen labels will be circulated and discussed. A handout will be given to each person attending listing all the important information that should be included on a label and several tips for writing on fabric.


Batting – What to buy and when to use it

Can you believe that you need to know the use of the quilt you are making to be able to select the proper batting to put inside?  The market place is full of many different types of batting made from multiple fibers.  This lecture will cover the types of batting available, how they are prepared, and where to use them.  I hope to make each quilter a more informed consumer so they will avoid some of the mistakes I have already made.


The Five Lives of Reverse Appliqué

This lecture covers the five times I have identified that reverse appliqué is an easier choice than any other appliqué method.  The patterns and books we all purchase often do not suggest reverse appliqué because the designers do not understand reverse appliqué.  There are several methods of accomplishing reverse appliqué, needle-turn will be the method demonstrated.


Get It Ready to Enter

Have you ever entered a quilt in competition?  What is the job of the quilt judge and what kinds of things is the judge looking for?  This lecture will discuss entry forms and mistakes quilters make in getting their quilt to the show.  Multiple tips will be shared to improve your chances of coming away with the blue ribbon.

Shadowing Detracts

Shadowing can be seen in embroidery, appliqué, piecing and quilting.  Because shadowing is distracting to the eye of the viewer, the quilter needs to be vigilant during all phases of construction to see that it does not occur. During this lecture examples of shadowing will be shared and suggestions to correct shadowing will be discussed.

To Miter or Not

Any corner can be mitered, but why would you want to? With using NO MATH a method of how to miter will be demonstrated. Several examples of mitering will be discussed and displayed.