Pictorial Art Quilts

1 Hr Lecture/ Trunk Show 

Attend Barbara’s one hour lecture as she shares her unique journey of becoming a master of art quilts. Barbara uses humor and knowledge to describe the disappointments and successes of becoming an award winning quilter. Participants will gain enormous insight as Barbara shares with her audience the various techniques and products she utilizes, which ultimately brings her captivating pieces to life. Starting with what inspires you, how to use a photo to create a line drawing, and ultimately your quilt design. Barbara will cover topics such as her “edge-coloring-applique” technique, machine stitching, thread painting, quilting, and batting choices. You will leave with all the confidence needed to embrace and make pictorial quilts an attainable part of your designing world.

Listen to Your Quilt

1 Hour Lecture/Trunk Show

Hurray, finally piecing your quilt top is complete! Yet as quickly as that joy and excitement fills you, poof it vanishes. Peering down upon your pieced top, anxiety takes center stage when you feel overwhelmed with “quilting” your project. Take part in Barbara’s one hour lecture and trunk show that is sure to bring “AHA” moments to your quilting.  This artist reveals that throughout her personal journey as a longarm quilter/designer she discovered how visually listening to her quilt was instrumental in developing her four-step approach to quilting.  Moreover, it would be the foundation for the publication of her book “Listen to Your Quilt”.  During this session Barbara, will open your eyes to observing, and utilizing, the cues provided from your quilt. And if you allow yourself to listen close enough, and to Barbara, your quilt top will direct you to the most complimentary way of quilting.  Eliminate the guessing game and the unnecessary worrying of quilting by quieting your mind and letting your quilt speak. Trust Barbara, your quilt can speak volumes!


Edge Coloring Applique


6 Hour Class

The technique used in this class is raw-edge appliqué . Using glue basting, no fiusible web and machine applique. We will follow the instructions for using freezer paper, glue and finally machine stitching the edges of your appliqué. Barbara will also discuss thread, batting and quilting which is what will bring your quilt to life.