Workshops, lectures and traveling trunk shows can be modified to fit your shop or guild’s interests.
Please contact Kathy for more information and fees.

Beyond the Basics

Enjoy a sense of adventure as we take free motion quilting beyond the basics.  5+ simple designs will be combined to create additional design work.  Hoffman’s Dream Big panel provides the perfect inspiration and canvas for a quilting adventure in an array of beautiful colors.   Workshop is two half day sessions.  



Free Motion Quilting with Confidence

Learn to overcome that moment of hesitation and paralyzing fear at the words “Quilt as desired”.  Your sense of adventure will grow as you learn the preliminary steps to free motion quilting.  Discussion will include sandwiching your quilt, basting, needles and threads, free motion set-up for your machine, developing your unique free motion  quilting speed as well as tips and tools to help build your free motion quilting confidence.     One full day or two half days.                                                            



Painting Fabric

This workshop begins with a humble piece of muslin.   Shiva Paintstiks and thread are used to achieve blending, shading and texture.    No drawing is required as we will use a foolproof transfer method.  The workshop is best scheduled over two half-day sessions in order to allow for the paint to dry before stitching.  Kit available.


A Green Thumb

Making It Your Own

Coloring mono-printed fabric using Shiva Paintstiks, Derwent Inktense blocks and thread will allow your color imagination to run wild .  You’ll never look at commercial fabrics the same way again! Workshop includes a demonstration on thread sketching using actual flower outlines as guides.                              Kit available.


Coneflowers….Crayola colored pencils, Derwent Inktense blocks and threads

Thread Painting Fabric Postcard

Painting a fabric postcard depicting cone flowers using Shiva Paintstiks or colored pencils, Derwent Inktense blocks and thread.  No drawing is required as we will use a foolproof  method to transfer the picture.  This fabric postcard is able to be mailed or framed as a treasured keepsake.  This project will brighten anyone’s day!     

Kit includes hand-painted background fabric.    You provide the thread.                




“The Cottage” Fabric Postcard 

workshop is a 3 or a 6 hour workshop.  The morning hours focus on assembling a favorite…The Cottage.  Instruction centers on creating stone texture and detail in the creation of a charming cottage.  Assembly of a typical fabric postcard sandwich and the intricacies of edging, backing, and mailing are taught.  Afternoon hours offer an opportunity for participants to individually choose a different kit to complete with instructor assistance.  Kits are available and include all fabrics, stabilizers and materials.  Students are encouraged to “make it their own” by adding personal touches.

Kit includes all materials needed.  You provide the thread.