Friday, June 5, 2015

Modern Quilts Lecture @ CAMACO Guild

 This is Post 2 of 3 about my recent classes and lectures (see Post 1 here). If you are interested in booking me, please visit the Teaching and Speaking page for more information, and feel free to email me (I'm scheduling for June through December). I also have a page on the Modern Quilt Guild's Teacher and Lecturer Directory. My specialties are improvisational piecing, free motion quilting, technology in quilting, and modern traditionalism, and I can tailor (no pun intended) my lecture or class to your needs! 

In May, I also visited the CAMACO (Cape May County) Quilt Guild (plus some members of the Jersey Shore Modern Quilt Guild came down for a visit - thank you!). I lectured on the elements of modern quilts (according to my quilts and many from QuiltCon 2015) and made suggestions for trying modern techniques. Additionally, I brought more of my own quilts to show - luckily, I have many still in my possession! For example, my most treasured quilt, Dresden Rainbow/our wedding quilt, served to showcase modern traditionalism.

Mike (aka the Mr.) was there as the tech guru/cameraman. He's never been to a guild meeting before! I just love this picture because I clearly look like I love what I'm doing. :D

The back of Pumpkin Spice Latte - more traditional blocks paired with improv and an alternate grid layout.

One of the two Sister's Ten quilts I've made - again, traditional blocks + improv + alternate grid.

We got progressively more improv-y as the evening progressed - Facets of Emerald was completely improv pieced! I think the ladies enjoyed the story behind this one.

One of my most recent quilts, Pebble Cascade.  If there's one thing I hope quilters take away from my lectures, it's this: try and you will learn. It's just fabric. What's the point in worrying? :)

Thanks again for having us! We had a lovely time eating dinner with our hosts (including Helen and Denise), too. It was so great to meet you all and share in a love of quilting and fabric!


  1. Looks as if it was a fantastic night, I totally agree with what you say about: try and you will learn, in the end it is just fabric.

  2. Looks like a great night. Really love your Dresden quilt but then I have to say I love allthe ones you showed.

  3. Looks like a fantastic time!!

  4. It was so nice getting to know you a bit more and see all your creative work. It was a wonderful evening. Thank You for coming and sharing the Love in this Fibertastic World!

  5. Looks like such fun! I need to keep more quilts, how will I ever have enough for a trunk show if I keep giving them away?

  6. You look so tall in that last picture... :D Completely random comment, I know. I'm so glad you're having fun with this teaching "thing" and making a success out of it!!!!

  7. Awesome! Looks like you had a packed house. Hope teaching/lecturing takes you on some great adventures.


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