Lectures and Workshops

Lectures:



From the thread makers of Aurifil… a program designed to unlock the mystery of thread, educate the masses, and help all users achieve brilliant results!  Sarah, a certified Aurifilospher, will present a fun and informative presentation and trunk show of her quilts, including works that were recently displayed at QuiltCon and at various American Quilter's Society shows, that will increase your knowledge of thread, tools, uses and tips.  Exclusive Aurifil resources and swag for attendees included!  




Fearless with Fabric


Available for bookings starting March, 2020, Sarah will help YOU become Fearless with Fabric!  Based on  Sarah's upcoming book, Sarah will showcase her methods for combining styles of fabric within a quilt, moving beyond pre-packaged bundles so you can make your own statement. The presentation will feature a trunk show of Sarah's original designs and include many illustrations of how to update traditional blocks for a fresh, modern feel. 


Workshops


Material Messages

Based on  Sarah's new Morse Code Quilts book, Sarah will discuss the techniques for creating coded messages in quilts. Students will cut and piece the "Hugs" quilt from the book. Sarah will also discuss how to add quilted accents to reinforce the message. Perfect for quilters of all skill levels, students will learn about achieving an accurate seam allowance and piecing. Lots of tips for improved accuracy and successful projects. 

Class length: 6 hours

Sew on the Go

Portable and oh-sew-relaxing, you’ll be addicted to hand piecing once you’ve learned all the tips and tricks for success. See how color and value variations can update the classic Cotton Boll block. Sarah will cover her approach to developing and auditioning color variations for a pattern and help students settle on a color scheme for their project. Students will then make a small piece that can be finished as a wall-hanging or a pillow or use the class project as the beginning of a full-size quilt.
Class length: 6 hours
Optional acrylic templates and/or supply kit available.




Puzzle Play

 

Using my Posies Puzzles quilt as a focal point, students will hone their rotary cutting skills and learn tips and tricks for improved accuracy. The class includes demonstrations of multiple ways to produce half-square triangle units. Sarah also discusses color theory and how value and scale impact a block’s appearance. Students will use what they learn to create their own puzzle block arrangements from cut units.
Class length: 6 hours
Optional supply kit and pattern



Fees are available here. I'm always happy to create exclusive lectures and workshops based on my patterns and products and create custom packages based on size of group & interests.

Email me for details at "sarah at designsbysarahj.com".