Lecture

Humble Beginnings

Lecture, Trunk Show and Q&A

Experience a journey from the beginning of Denise's quilting career up to the present. You will hear how an unplanned stop at a quilt shop awakened the "quilting bug" hidden in her heart that fueled many years of study and work to gain the skills recognized in her quilts today.

See quilts from all stages of her quilting life to include many of the award winners from the past up to today.

  Humble Beginnings

Classes

Denise currently teaches within a 250 miles radius of her home. A one hour lecture is $500 and a full day workshop is $600. Please refer to the contract for further information regarding fees.

"I like to teach techniques. These are the approaches that have made my quilts stand out. Each class has 2-3 different ways to use fabric, thread and or surface design tools to add originality and spark to a quilt."

See supply lists for further class description and full photographs of class projects. Kit requirements will be indicated in the class descriptions below. All supply lists available upon request.

CONTRACT & FEE INFORMATION: Contract

Borders Class  

Borders & Cornerstones

Do your borders enhance your quilts or are they just a necessary finishing element? In this class you will learn to create an original border that will compliment the designs in your quilt. Using just one color fabric and one color thread the result will amaze you.

Full Day Workshop Supply List
Half Day Workshop Supply List
(info available upon request)

Tiny Visions

Get ready for freewheeling design fun. No patterns and no measuring. You will use fusible web and free cut strips of fabric to create an original land or seascape. These will be small works of art so you can make a few as gifts.

Full Day Workshop Supply List
Half Day Workshop Supply List (no sewing machine required)

 
Painted Orchid  

Aspen Beauties

Alter the surface design of commercial fabric to create an original work of art. We will use fabric paint, pens and colored pencil on fabric with no mess and no stress! All levels of sewing skills will enjoy this class.

Full Day Workshop Supply List ($15 Paint Kit fee)

Color Me Exotic

Three beautiful moth orchids comprise this quilt. You will decide the color and decoration of your own orchids. Set on a beautiful batik background each orchid will stand out with its original color and decoratve markings.

Full Day Workshop Supply List ($15 Paint Kit fee)
Two Day Workshop Supply List - Borders & Quilting are added.

  Color Me Exotic
Coneflowers  

Coneflowers

In this class we explore free motion embroidery to emphasize areas in your quilts. These are the details that make a quilt stand out and it is not difficult to do. Using fusible web, thread and stabilizer we will create these wonderful flowers in your choice of colors.

Full Day Workshop Supply List

Amaizing Grace

Learn how to transform a piece of yellow fabric into a realistic image of one our most beloved plants. It is easier than you would think and can also add a beautiful touch to a quilt or border.

Full Day Workshop Supply List

  Amaizing Grace
Nester  

Nester

Mom nests on her brood keeping them safe and warm. With decor fabric as your background you will construct this scene, building the nest using raffia and other various materials. Fused broderie perse will be used to bring foliage into the foreground for a realistic look.

Full Day Workshop Supply List - ($25 Kit fee includes all primary materials to complete this class. See supply list for details.)

Note: Contact instructor for most up to date supply lists and additional classes available.