Lectures & Workshops

My Lectures and Where To Find Them:

Happy New Year. Thought I would post the Dates and Locations for you to join me. Most of the lectures have associated workshops, so contact the guild if you would like to join us for the workshop too - they are usually open to guests. Hope to see you at one very soon!

January 8th: Foothill Quilters Guild
11111 Dry Creek Road, Auburn Ca 95603
Time: 6:00pm Tiny Treasures Lecture.

January 15th: North County Quilters Association
1087 West Country Club Lane Escondido Ca 92026
Time: 6:30pm 19th Century Quilts Lecture.

February 15th: Legacy Quilters Guild
9353 Pike Road Santee Ca 92071
Time: 6:30pm 19th Century Quilts Lecture.

March 1st: Fallbrook Quilt Guild
341 Heald Lane Fallbrook Ca 92028
Time: 6:30pm 19th Century Quilts Lecture.

April 6th: Almond Country Quilt Guild
More information to come.

June 27th: Wandering Foot Quilt Guild
121 Alice Street Arcadia Ca 91006
Time: 6:30pm Tiny Treasures Lecture

July 23rd: North Cities Quilt Guild
849 North Bradford Placentia Ca
Time: 6:30pm Tiny Treasures Lecture

August 8th: Glendale Quilt Guild
2001 Canada Blvd Glendale Ca 91208
Time: 6:30pm Tiny Treasures Lecture

September 13th: Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild
26640 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Time 6:30pm 19th Century Quilts Lecture.

October 13th: Coachella Valley Quilt Guild UCR Palm Desert Campus Auditorium Building
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive Palm Desert, CA 92211
Time: 9:30am 19th Century Quilts Lecture.

October 23rd: Valley Quilters Guild of Hemet
3050 Jacaranda Way, Hemet Ca 92545
Time 9:30 TBD Lecture

November 10th: Village Quilters
10301 Scripps Lake Drive, San Diego Ca 92131
Time: 9:30 TBD Lecture

November 14th: Orange Grove Quilters Guild
11551 Trask Ave Garden Grove Ca
Time: 9:30am 19th Century Quilts.


History Repeated Antique Quilt Trunk Show and Lecture

Watch America’s quilt traditions unfold before your eyes as we travel back through 180 years of quilting history. Discover the truth about fabric color in nineteenth century quilts and see some fantastic examples of true American Beauties.

Children's Quilt Presentation and Trunk Show

Step into the secret world of children and their quilts. Through antique and vintage quilts, trade advertising and images you will learn the important roll children held in the American household and the significance their tiny treasure still hold today.


Quilt Workshops


Orphans and Aliens: Creating Quilts from Space Junk

8.5This NEW workshop allows students to rid themselves of all those orphan blocks and UFO's (aka - those Aliens living in your closets) and create a truly UNIQUE and wonderful quilt - large or small. Each student creates a one-of-a-kind quilt and finally leaves a workshop with a finished top!

Historic Doll Quilts Done Right

8.5Using your left over scraps, unused blocks and tiny bits of your favorite fabrics, find new freedom in creating a truly historic looking treasure - the American Doll Quilt. Unleash your inner child and give up the restrictions of precision as you each make your own unique heirloom.

Trip Back In Time

The ease and versatility of this historic pattern will allows beginner through advanced quilters the opportunity to quickly create a small wall hanging or a king-sized quilt by simply changing the size of the cut strip. Color placement becomes the signature statement in this easy and fun project.

Chintz Medallion Swap or Not

8.5Working from the pattern designed by Zieber Quilts, together we will make an authentic reproduction chintz medallion quilt. Students can choose to swap (or not) 6 1/2” squares with other students and the teacher in order to create a truly scrappy look. Beginners through advanced quilters will love the flexibility of this pattern and the ease in which a secondary design can be added for a truly historic look.

Broken Star Medallion

8.5Working from the pattern designed by Zieber Quilts, students will make the stunning wall hanging from their favorite fabrics. Intermediate through advanced quilters will add their own flare to make their medallion wall hanging a real piece of art.

Specialty Workshops


Antique Quilt and Textile Dating Workshop

Perfect for friendship groups and new quilt study groups, this workshop is designed to help aspiring quilt history buffs hone their ability to more accurately date American quilts and textiles. Students will learn to accurately identify and date fabrics and quilt patterns, be provided with resources to help improve their skills and be challenged to test their knowledge.

Quilt Study Group Kick Starter for Small or Large Groups

Are you interested in quilt history? Let me show you and your like minded friends how to jumpstart your very own Quilt Study Group. I will give you the tools and resources you need start down the road of learning about America’s rich quilting and textile traditions.

Collections Management – Know what’s hidden in your closet.

Are you a collector of quilts or other treasures? Perhaps you have some family heirlooms that you need to protect! Do you really know what you have and how to find it? Let me show you the important benefits of properly managing and storing your collection. I can assist in your process or just get you started.