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I teach locally at Sun Sew Vac and Artistic Artifacts in Alexandria, VA
See their websites for more information and their latest class listings.


I'm available for travel to your group. I can teach one or two day workshops. And...I'm also available for trunk shows. Please contact me for more information and price structures.

Classes, Workshops and Lectures

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New!  Who Spilled the Bleach?
One Half-Day Hands-on Workshop
So you’ve only used bleach to make your whites whiter and brighter. Take this class and learn how to use bleach to create interesting patterns on denim and dark colored cottons and linens. Learn how to create
great resist images using everyday household items: string, plastic flowers, spaghetti, etc.
New!  Did I Do That? Vest
One Day Hands-on Workshop or Two 3-hour classes
Take a relatively basic vest pattern (code for boring) and jazz it up. Fabric paints, decorative stitching, fused motifs and other embellishments will take your creation to a whole different level. You may even take scissors to it and slash and slice a f ew holes here and there. Be daring and you’ll never create the same again. Sewing machine required.
New!  Off-Kilter Log Cabin
One Day Hands-on Workshop or Two 3-hour classes
This is a fast, easy and fun take on the traditional Log Cabin block. Learn how wonderful Wonder Under™ can be. Create a small quilt or wall hanging where no two blocks look the same or are the same size. No measuring requirement and unique machine techniques will be demonstrated and welcomed. Develop your own style!!

Odd Ball Embellishments

One Day Hands-on Workshop

Learn how to take everyday items that you have laying around the house and use them in your fiber art.  Incorporating washers, bottle caps and other wacky found items into your art will be discussed, demonstrated and used in samples.

Photo Finish Quilt

One Day Workshop

Learn how to transfer photos to fabric and then how to incorporate them into wall hangings, pillows, etc. Learn about the best and worst of the photo transfer products on the market.   You will complete many samples in class. 


Machine Quilting

One or Two Day Hands-on Workshop

Learn machine quilting techniques using the walking foot, as well as exploring stippling and machine drawing. You will complete many samples in class.

Stippling & Nothing But Stippling

One or Two Day Hands-on Workshop

Spend an afternoon (or two) learning nothing but stippling--you know that stitch that looks like little puzzle pieces. Learn the latest tips and find out about tools to help you master this technique. You will complete many samples in class. Become one with your sewing machine!! Oooommmm.

More Machine Quilting

One or Two-Day Hands-on Workshop

Move beyond the walking foot and stippling. Learn more free form techniques--spirals, Greek keys, loops, flowers and more. Couching with yarn and other decorative threads will be a part of the fun!

Fabulous Fortune Cookie
One Day Workshop

Learn how to make a flat, round quilt that can be transformed into a Fortune Cookie. Makes a great gift for graduations, weddings...just about any occasion.


The Good, Bad & Ugly Trunk Show

Two Hour Presentation

I'll share my quilts and wearables with your group. You'll see it all and hear all the stories--the funniest are tied to the ugliest trial and ERROR fiber art.


Host a Quilt Party in Your Home!

How about if I come to you? Get together with a few of your friends for a fun gathering of quilting and embellishment. Have a particular project in mind? Let's work on it together. Call me and we'll work out the details!


Are you in the Washington Metropolitan Area?

(Maryland, Northern Virginia or DC)

Need a one-on-one session? Quilting? Embellishment? Garment sewing? Come visit my studio and we'll have a great time.


Call or email me for more details on ANY of the above!!


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Art on the Avenue, October 4, 2008
Visit my booth at this annual art street party in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, VA.  For more information, see AOTA's website

In January 2005, Mark and I went to Burbank, CA to tape two episodes for "Simply Quilts". Alex Anderson was great and so were the producers and crew. The first episode, "Fabulous Fortune Cookie" initially aired on Monday, April 11th, 2005. It was weird watching myself on television, but it seemed to go well. The second one, "Funky Little House" aired on Monday, May 9th, 2005. They both just recently aired AGAIN. I'm not sure when they will air again--check the program schedule on HGTV and DIY.

Patterns Available!!  Click here!


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Visit these great websites sometime!! 


Where I'm teaching:

Artistic Artifacts
(My hand-dyes are also available here!)

Sun Sew Vac


Artist websites:

Diane Herbort--quilt artist

Ginny Smith--quilt artist

Priscilla Stultz--quilter and wearables artist

Betsy True--quilter, instructor, designer


Organizations and Symposiums

Q&A Quilt Art Group--group of art quilters from DC, MD& VA

Potomac Craftsmen Guild

monthly meetings, guest speakers, study groups & more

Potomac Craftsmen Fiber Gallery

cooperative fiber gallery representing more than 60 artists

Quilter's Unlimited Guild

weekly bees, guest speakers, many chapters in northern VA

Quilt Surface Design Symposium

great learning environment for quilting techniques

Arrowmont School of the Arts

--classes in fiber, glass, wood working, jewelry making & more


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