Does your shop need a new class? Does your guild need a speaker? I would love to come visit and share my designs and techniques with you. My classes and lectures will spark your creativity and create quilting confidence. I am also scheduling book signings for my best selling book, Smash Your Precut Stash.
Click here for my current lecture and class by Zoom rates. Email or call me to chat about when we can get together with you and your guild or shop and play!
To see a list of Kate's next appearances, click here.
Journey of a Quilt Pattern Designer
This lecture and trunk show focuses on quilts I have made along my journey as a quilter and as I started designing quilts and then started my business. The lecture changes every time as I like to bring new quilts as well as a collection of older quilts. I use the quilts to talk about color and design, how to look at patterns and make quilts that speak to you. Always lots of fun!
How to Smash Your Stash
This lecture and trunk show focuses on how to sort, store, use your stash. I will share tips and ideas on color and how to use precut patterns to work through your stash…even if you don’t own any precuts! After all, a precut quilt is just a curated scrap quilt! I’ll share quilts from my book, Smash Your Precut Stash. I’ll also share some of my patterns and my journey as a quilt pattern designer. It will be a lot of fun!
Modern Traditional - Exploring Quilt Styles
In this lecture, I discuss different quilt styles and use quilts from my patterns, my book and ones I have had in magazines as examples. I talk about the mix of styles, color choices and inspiration for quilt ideas.
Fun with Braids: A "Goof-Proof" Braided Table Runner - half day class
Learn to cut braid pieces with the Braid Template and sew using my goof-proof method while making this fun and easy table runner. Table Scraps is a great pattern for using up some of your scrap strips. The braid is a creative technique to add to your quilting toolbox. You will be amazed at how many uses it has.
Class Supply: all students need a Table Scraps pattern and Braid Template. $25
Pack It Up Bag: Make a fun and functional bag! - full day class
Creating a braid with the Mini Braid template can add a decorative touch to any bag! Students will learn how to cut and sew braids, to use cork fabric (optional) for the bottom and a simple method to add zippers. They will leave class with a cute and functional bag! The pattern has 4 different size bags; in class we will be making the medium size bag.
Class Supply: all students need a Pack it Up! pattern and Mini Braid Template. $18.
Spiral Galaxy: an easy paper piecing block! - full day or half day class
Paper Piecing Phobia? Learn an easy way to paper piece while making this simple block! Once you have your blocks made, the quilt can be made to look different just by rotating the blocks! In the half day class we get right to making the block and students get tips on paper piecing. In the full day class, we add in a lot of discussion about color and how color placement in your block impacts the quilt.
Class Supply: all students need a Spiral Galaxy pattern. $10
Breakout - half day class
A modern Log Cabin block! The Log Cabin block is so versatile; a classic block with many ways to change it up. In this class students will get basic tips on getting that good ¼" seam allowance, chain piecing and more! All while making this modern block. Once you have your blocks made, we will discuss block placement in the quilt. The quilt can be made to look different just by rotating the blocks!
Class Supply: all students need a Breakout pattern. $10
Picturesque - full day class
Start with a pack of 5" squares and plant a garden with this fun flower block. Students will learn ways to make Half Square Triangle units and get tips on that good ¼" seam allowance. We will discuss color choices and how to enlarge the quilt into the Gardenesque version with borders! Quilt is from the book Smash Your Precut Stash.
Class Supply: all students need a Smash Your Precut Stash book. $25
Sgt Stanley - full day class
A one block wonder! Put the pedal to the metal and make all your blocks the same but even with only one block, the quilt can have many looks! In this class, students will learn get basic tips on getting that good ¼" seam allowance and tips on different ways to make Half Square Triangle units while making this fun block. Once you have your blocks made, the quilt can be made to look different just by rotating the blocks!
Class Supply: all students need a Sgt Stanley pattern. $6
Sweet Beets - full day class
Have fun with half-square triangles and vibrant repeating spirals to make this fun modern quilt. Students will get tips on different ways to make HSTs and ways to keep that good ¼" seam allowance. Wondering where the name comes from? The design was inspired by Kate’s farmer daughter and her love of chioggia beets! She even includes a recipe in the pattern!
Class Supply: all students need a Sweet Beets pattern. $10
Tropical Moon - half day class
Not sure about curves? In this class students will learn different ways to sew curves so they can find the best way for them! Then they will use that new curved piecing knowledge to make some drunkard's path blocks to create this modern quilt! Kate will also demonstrate how to cut pieces for different size blocks using her Drunkard's Path template so students can start planning the next curved quilt!
Class Supply: all students need a Tropical Moon pattern and Drunkard's Path Template Set 1. $28