There is nothing more enjoyable than visiting Quilting Guilds and quilt shops, to share my quilts! (Unless it is teaching a workshop!) If you are looking for a program, please consider one of the following workshops.
I use a projection system so everyone in the room can see what I'm doing from their seat.
Foundation Paper Piecing - "Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask"
This workshop is an excellent introduction to Paper Piecing. This hands on, 3-hour workshop involves working on a pattern Kathy designed and calls "Lovin to Sew." Kits available.
Sometimes the new and fast tips and tricks can cause us to forget the basic skills that we need for accurate piecing in our quilt making. This workshop is designed for the new quilter and the not-so-new quilter who wish to improve their quilt making skills. "The Basics - An Easy Guide to Beginning Quilting" is a complete guide to quilt making. This 3-hour or 6-hour workshop concentrates on piecing skills that will be with you throughout your entire quilting life. Kits available.
"The Mariner's Compass is Our Friend"
This workshop teaches a technique of drafting the Mariner's Compass and piecing it with ease. Two styles of compasses are drafted; the traditional 32 point, and a non-traditional shaped (square) star. This is a 3-hour or a 6-hour workshop, depending, if drafting or drafting and sewing. Sewing techniques are covered fully in the longer workshop. (These techniques are what make this favorite block our "friend!")
"Hand Quilting is NOT Dead!"
Have you been wanting to get back to the origins of quiltmaking? Are you a little tired of quick, easy, fast? Do you agree there is just nothing like hand-made? Join Kathy as she guides you through the wonders of hand quilting. You know, it really isn't that difficult once you get the hang of it! A 3-hour workshop will concentrate on stitching. The 6-hour workshop will delve into the freedom of designing your own templates, marking your quilt AND stitching.
"Not Your Grandma's Applique"
Precise layered applique without tracing ANYTHING? That's right! You won't believe how easy it is to make wonderful layered designs without ever picking up a pencil. No tracing on template material; no tracing on fabric; no tracing the pattern onto an overlay in many cases. You'll love it! No sewing machine required for this 3-hour workshop. Kits available.
"Everything You Want to Know About Applique But Are Afraid to Ask"
This 6-hour class is strictly technique driven - no project to begin, so no UFO to finish! Using scraps, learn a vaiety of techniques that will help you in all your future applique projects. This is a very thorough class that includes everything from choosing a pattern, appropriate fabrics, the best tools for the job and techniques for success. This workshop is excellent for the beginner as well as the experienced applique artist. 6-hour workshop
"Back Basted Applique by Machine"
No templates, no fusible, no glue, no stiffness, perfect machine applique. This easy technique is fun and fast. 6-hour workshop. Pattern provided.
"Applique is Painting with Fabric"
Author of the definitive handbook about needleturn applique, Kathy has designed a 6-hour workshop full of tips and techniques to make your project sing. Workshop includes original pattern. (Workshop has worked very well as a weekend retreat.) A sample of Kathy's work may be found in the quilt gallery in Emily Senuta's book, "Baskets and Blooms: Gems of Summer" published by AQS, 1998, Barbara Brackman's book, "Prairie Flowers" published by Kansas City Star Books, 2001, Kathy's own book published by Kansas City Star Books, 2002, "A Heartland Album - More Techniques in Hand Applique," published by Kansas City Star Books, 2003, Barbara Brackman's "Women of Design" published by Kansas City Star Books, 2004 and "Horn of Plenty for a New Century, Kansas City Star Books, 2004.
Kathy has designed a quilt in 3 sizes that really can be accomplished in a very short amount of time! (She took 3 1/2 hours from first cut to the final press to make the baby quilt!) This is an easy quilt full of tips and tricks. Great for beginners and experienced quilters alike! 6-Hour workshop includes the original pattern.
This 2-day workshop is perfect for a retreat. Tips and technique abound so as to successfully complete (or nearly complete) this Lone Star quilt with applique. Workshop includes the original pattern.
"Beginning Hand Applique"
Using this simply elegant sunflower pattern, this 3-hour workshop will get you started in the wonderful world of the A Word! Needleturn applique saves time and frustration! Learn the secrets to perfect points, smooth curves and narrow stems. Workshop includes original pattern. Kits available for national shows.
"Applique - It's in the Bag!"
Sometimes you just want a simple project to see if you'd like the technique. This is it! In this 3-hour workshop you will learn the hand techniques Kathy uses to make perfect points (innies and outies) everytime, learn 3 methods for machine applique and then you'll be able to make her interpretation of this simple little bag to hold scissors and thread for your next small stitch group meeting. Kits available for national shows.
Adding relief to your work through trapunto work can add such interest! This 3-hour workshop gives you Kathy's easy methods of adding surface relief without pain - it is so easy! You can use your own pattern or one Kathy provides. No sewing machine required.
"Applique the Celtic Way"
The Celtic knot alone is dramatic. But add it to your applique and your design will really pop! This 6-hour workshop will give you all the information you need to add drama to your applique. Kathy's original design, for this small wall hanging, "The Boiler Tulip", is a perfect exercise to learn the techniques and become familiar with the process of accenting your applique the Celtic way. Workshop includes original pattern. Kits availbale for national shows.
This workshop starts the same as "Applique the Celtic Way" but the border changes to "love knots." Kits available for national shows.
"Twilling and Filling"
It looks like Candlewicking, but its not. It acts like Macrame, but its not. This easy embroidery stitch will add texture to your quilt top before you quilt and it can even add texture as you quilt. The sky is the limit with this stitch! In this 3-hour workshop, Kathy shows you how to start adding interest and tactile embellishment to your quilt with just thread and needle! This is a technique class and results in no specific project.
Fee Schedule is available upon request.
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