Teaching / Workshops






TEACHING CLOSED FOR NOW  9/2019 - unknown










I'd LOVE to visit your guild / shop to teach a class, a workshop, talk about sewing and/or quilting, or give a trunk show. Or I can show up and juggle, but I'm not great at that... 
Building our Sewing Community is my main goal.  


TRUNK SHOWS include jabbering about quilts, garment sewing, and bags. I'll share what I've learned and why some things work out and some don't. The biggest message I have is: don't quit. 
I love class participation, bring your fave quilt or bag or garment and let's talk about it too. This usually gets pretty interactive.  :D







Lecture topics 
(Suggestions are always welcome FYI--- I'm flexible!)




-Patchwork it!
My style is super duper patchwork- I use what I have on hand. From garments to bags to my 70's style quilts, I LOVE PATCHWORK and I'll share my tips with you. 



-Creating amazing bags and quilts with vinyl.
I'll bring my vinyl work and you'll see why all vinyl is not created equal. YES I've made QUILTS with it.


-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, and making for the love of making.)


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




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). 
Teflon foot a must.




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)

no longer teaching this



Let me show you how to make PERFECT zipper cases out of almost any material - vinyl, cork, cotton, old wrappers fused together, re-purposed rice bags, whatever 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.    (6-8 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  + travel cost

Workshops approximations
$400 / 4hrs  
$700 / 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. 
I am a busy Mom so... yeah, you know.

No limit on student roster however I may ask for an assistant if list is over twelve 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 conversate.

Want to teach your own class with my pattern? YAY!!!!!!! Please do! Each student will need THEIR OWN pattern. Thank you a mil for understanding and supporting my business.






See you soon!

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