Lectures and Classes

Additional charges include all travel, food and lodging costs.

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These can be a PowerPoint presentation for large guilds.

"Machine Applique, the Basics and Beyond"

This lecture and trunk show covers machine appliqué preparation and stitching techniques. Special emphasis is given on to how to use your machine to embellish appliqué and patchwork and the application of hand embellishing including beads and decorative threads.

"Quilts From the Garden"

This lecture and trunk show covers the steps for using garden photographs as the basis for appliqué, foundation pieced and patchwork quilts. Taking flower and garden photographs is the first step in the process. Then looking at them in different ways to get inspiration and deciding on which quilting processes to use. Completing the quilt with embellishing by machine and hand will be discussed.


Maximum workshop class size is 22.

"Garden Gems" pattern or "Treasurers" from "Applique, the Basics and Beyond"

6 hours - Fee $500. 

Learn machine appliqué and embellishing and hand beading techniques making a small wallhanging.

Pattern fee-$8.00 or book-$24.95. Beading Kit fee-$6.00 (includes thread, needle and beads)

"Kid's Quilts"

6 hours - Fee $500. 

Any single Garden Trellis Designs kid’s quilt pattern (in the 300 series) can be taught as a 1 day class. Class includes machine appliqué techniques.

Pattern fee-$8.00.

"Machine Applique and Embellishing"

6 hours - Fee $500.

Any single Garden Trellis Designs appliqué wallhanging pattern (in the 400 series) or “Portrait” from “Appliqué, the Basics and Beyond” can be taught as a 1 day class. Class includes machine appliqué and embellishing techniques.

Pattern fee-$8.00 or book-$24.95.

"Machine Applique and Embroidery"

3 or 4 hours -  Fee $300 - 350.

Learn machine appliqué with emphasis on exploring what stitches your machine can do including techniques for embellishment, couching and bobbin work.

Kit fees: Pattern, all materials and thread-$10.00 or, Pattern only-$5.00. “Appliqué, the Basics & Beyond “ used as reference.

"Old Fashioned Rose"

6 hours - Fee $500.

A 15 x 24-inch wallhanging teaching machine appliqué techniques with machine stitching for embellishment. This quilt appeared on the cover of American Patchwork and Quilting, March 2003. Techniques include machine couching and using decorative machine stitches.

Pattern fee-$8.00. Additional Kit fees-$15.00 for thread and appliqué fabric only or $25.00 for thread and fabric for the complete top.