Teaching / Workshops







I'd LOVE to visit your guild / shop to teach a class, a workshop, talk about sewing & quilting, or give a trunk show. Or I can show up and juggle, but I'm not great at that... 

I find building community and strengthening relationships is THE BEST feeling in the world. 

I don't consider myself an "expert" on anything because there is ALWAYS MORE to learn. I'm close on sewing vinyl though LOL!
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I DO consider myself a student of intense study on ENTHUSIASM and JOY ----- (I block news headlines) -- so if you're down for an hour or more of letting go of pesky rules and regulations, here I am! 







Lecture topics 
(suggestions are always welcome FYI):




-Creating amazing bags and quilts with vinyl.


-The Beginner's Guide to BEGINNING.
(Sewing and quilting in general, ignoring that voice in your head that says you're not good enough, ignoring the perfection seeking, making for the love of making.)


-Simple quilts with BIG impact.
(Super easy quilts in strong color ways can be so satisfying. Like a chocolate bar.)

-Garment sewing baby steps with street wise tips and tricks + tried & true pattern discussion.


-How to get yourself published without feeling like a jerk (I've been there). 
Self promotion is hard yo.


-Bag Makers Guide to the Galaxy: simple tricks to make it easier, faster, and more enjoyable + tried and true pattern discussion.


-Sewing for Cash: What nobody tells you when you start selling your makes + tips to stay sane.


REAL TALK on pattern designing - Adobe, writing, printing, editing, and testing process. 
Yes it all matters. A  L O T.












WORKSHOPS


1. VINYL 101
Make a vinyl Santorini tote in ANY size including zipper pocket construction and working with various types of vinyls. Each student will have a roll of vinyl provided. (6 to 8  hr workshop)
Vinyl Easy Zipper cases course is another option (4 hrs).




2. VINYL QUILT TOP wall hanging project
Make a stunning quilt block wall hanging with vinyl! Yes any kind will work, I'll show you how. Various construction techniques included. You'll need a teflon sewing foot for sure. (4 hrs)





3. GARMENT BASICS
We'll make an easy garment with quilting cotton and a regular home sewing machine. I'll show you that a serger isn't necessary to build beautiful garments. *Choice list of patterns will be provided at booking, all are tried and true, well known Designers. (6-8 hrs)




This is a basic quilt class - the pixels are easy to construct with squares of fabric and your stash can be used up quickly. I love to incorporate scrappy here - so bring your scraps! I'll show you tips for speeding up this quilt and how to choose colors that wErk! By end of class you will be on your way to a finished quilt top.  (8 hrs)



Let me show you how to make PERFECT zipper cases out of almost any material - vinyl, cork, cotton, old wrappers fused together, selvedges, etc...   I've made about a thousand, and learned the hard way what NOT to do. LOL!   (4hrs)


We will build a yoga bag with a zipper opening and security zipper pockets. Any woven material can be used - and vinyl too in certain areas. I'll show you how to make this efficiently so you can surprise your holistic friends to infinity and beyyyyyyond.   LOL!   (6 hrs)




7. SCRAPPY BAGS
I'll show you how to piece your scraps together in a pleasing and eye catching way to create a truly ONE OF A KIND bag using one of my patterns. (8 hrs)









Contract required for booking. 

Lectures and Trunk shows $225 / 1 hr

Workshops 
$400 / 4hrs 
$500 / 6hrs 
$750 / 8hrs
Weekend long workshops $1000

Mileage and transportation fees (airfare etc) to be determined. I fly from Madison,WI Dane County Airport NOT O'Hare or Midway, thanks for understanding.

I don't have an open view calendar because I consult my Moon Phase chart before committing to anything. Thank you.  bahahahaha

No limit on student roster however I may ask for a "helper person" if list is over twenty people.

Shops are welcome to sell kits including my pattern and vinyl: email me at hungryhippie(at)live(dot)com for details.

Want to combine a quilt guild lecture and a workshop? No problem! Let's talk.

YES you can sell your makes when you use my patterns. I'd love it if you'd tag me or give # credit so I can continue to produce for this sewing world.

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