lectures/Workshops

I would love a chance to meet you!
I have several popular lectures and most workshops are about technique but you leave with a nearly finished product! They are lots of fun. See you soon.


A recent comment on my lectures: 
 by Deborah
"Lee Anna, I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation last night at the Pax River Quilters Guild. I wish we could have devoted several hours to what you had to say and to your inspiring work. You can add a new descriptor to your resume: catalyst. According to Merriam-Webster: a person or event that quickly causes change or action. You've succeeded in being a catalyst for me. Today I'm in my studio, creating something that's been cooped up in my head. Thank you!"


Lectures
Where did you get that idea?
Fun! Interactive! games and tips to stimulate creativity. Get to know your friends and yourself better. At least 50 quilts shown. Note: this lecture often runs over an hour because people have so much fun.

It's here somewhere!
A person will be more creative when they feel good in their sewing space, and can find what they own! 
Organizational techniques and hints for the home studio/sewing room with interactive discussions.

Trunk Show
Traditional patterns were once cutting edge. Listen to how I combined a love for traditional and art quilting.
More than 60 quilts shown and funny anecdotes.

Valentine Quilts
20 quilts from 20 years shown with a discussion of how to work in series

Story Quilts  NEW
A fun interactive lecture to explore the role of story telling with your quilting Telling your story visually.
40 quilts shown and discussion of how they tell a story.   Click here for post about this lecture



CLASSES OFFERED

Quilting large quilts in smaller sections- Tired of quilting by check?  Would you like to quilt your own quilts easily on your home machine? This workshop can be a half-day class with three ways to join the segments taught. It can be whole day with more techniques to use. It's always good to have choices!!
From tiny scraps come great quilts  I call this medicinal sewing. The student learns to view their scraps as the building blocks to creativity. This is addictive and fun, and just the thing to do when you want to sew but don't know what to sew.
Doll making- learn to sew tiny little gussets with ease, paint faces, stuff little legs, while making a 10 inch flower doll. This pattern really lends itself to tweaking into personal expressions.

Taming those bratty threads
Learn to use beautiful but tricky metallic, rayon and embellishing threads in this fun technique class. Experiment with threads in class and take home samples of their many uses.
Beading on Fabric
12 easy techniques, each skill building on the last, to add texture and sparkle to textiles. Leave with finished project. Kit provided.
Binding Twelve Ways
There are bindings, and then there are finishing techniques. Leave with a sample of 12 ways to finish off a quilt.
Comparative Paint Play
you can make those fabulous painted backgrounds, create painted appliques and do surface design. Learn the difference between paint, paintsticks, inks, and dyes.  Easy!
Easy Curved Piecing
Free formed curves use scraps to make art quilts
Theme Purses
My own pattern uses favorite fabric collections to build a shoulder bag that expresses who you are.
These bright bags are fun to make, wear and give as gifts.
Words on Quilts
Try out 10 methods for putting words on quilts. This can be taught as a half day or whole day class.
Studio Time
Make an art quilt in 6 easy steps with two technique choices for each step. Learn new techniques
Seashells, Flowers or Fall Leaves
paint on fabric as easy as coloring in a book! Learn free-form curved piecing too.  Use this technique for quilts, home dec, or clothing. No experience necessary. Paints provided.


Machine Trapunto
Learn to accent your work with this easy technique that adds dimensionality to quilting.

 Portable Design Wall
Make a portable lightweight design wall you can use in your sewing room, on retreats, to take photos of small quilts.  You won't see one like mine any where else!

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