Lectures/Workshops

Pictorial Art Quilts

Lecture - Available as 1 hour or 2 hour

The desire to transform a photo into a priceless, unique, quilt has been stirring within you. However, understanding concepts such as “Drawing with ink on cotton” and “raw-edge appliqué” sounds incredibly complex, especially when it pertains to creating a quilt. It might even have you visualizing the modern day Michael Angelo because producing something so extravagant, so artsy, can’t be easy right? Wrong! Attend Barbara’s one hour lecture that shares her unique journey of becoming a master of art quilts. The notion that these designs pertain solely to those “Art School” graduates of the quilting arena will quickly dissipate as Barbara uses humor and knowledge to describe the disappointments and successes of becoming an award winning quilter.  Participants will gain enormous insight as Barbara bestows upon her audience the various techniques and products she utilizes, which ultimately brings her captivating pieces to life. So, cast aside your theories of “who” and “how” these one of a kind quilts are made. After one hour, Barbara will have you filled with all the confidence needed to embrace and make pictorial quilts an attainable part of your designing world!

 

Flying Into Free Motion

4 Hour Longarm Class

Imagine producing a beautiful quilt without using the stitch regulator, rulers, AND patterns. Yes, it can be done if you’re willing to spread your wings and fly into “Free Motion”.  During this introductory class that is fun, relaxed, and extremely informative Barbara will release those aspects of quilting that are hindering your creativity from soaring to even greater heights! Allow Barbara to take you under her wing as she teaches you the three basic shapes that are the foundation to all free-motion designs. With support and encouragement she will take the time to assist you with improving quilting habits and demonstrate tips for enhancing your quilting skills. Why quilt standing from the back of the machine when a view of unlimited possiblities awaits you from the front? You may enter this class with some hesitation and uncertainty, but there’s no doubt you’ll leave this class feeling excited and eager to spread your wings and fly into “Free Motion”.  
Barbara would love to come to your guild, shop or event! For more information please use my Contact page.