My program is called "Inspiration". I have 20 large quilts to show. Most are bed sized. I share how I got the idea to make each one; along with the strategies I use throughout my process to stay organized, get things finished, and have fun while doing it. I share why I made the design decisions that I made. I hope to help you see the world around you with fresh eyes, and get inspired by so much more than just other quilts. I love hearing from those who have seen my program; that I inspired them and made them feel like they could do it!
4 hour classes-$250 for up to 10 participants, $25 per participant after 10.
Class fee caps at $450
6 hour classes-$350 for up to 10 participants, $35 per participant after 10.
Class fee caps at $550
For classes that involve a pattern, there is a $7 charge per participant.
All of these lovely quilts are made using the Sonja's Windows block. This is an excellent beginner class, because this technique is so easy and forgiving. I will teach this strip pieced technique which makes 4 blocks at a time. We will also discuss strategies, for gathering strip sets, settings for these blocks, and different approaches to arranging color.
This quilt started out as a variation on a jelly roll race. It will give participants practice on measuring and attaching borders. You can use it to make a very contemporary quilt quickly, but also works well with traditional fabrics classic look.
Strip piecing an classic favorite, plus some fun ways to vary the design.
This skill is a must for every serious quilter's tool kit!
This works best as a 6 hour class.
This is a wonderful class for beginners. it is a beginner sampler that does not scream "I am a beginner sampler!" This quilt uses very simple blocks, such as half and quarter square triangles to make a beautiful contemporary design. We will discuss different ways of laying out these blocks and fun ways to make them more unique, with the use of color placement, and stripes or other directional prints. Works best as a 6 hour class.
This class teaches the "Stack-n-Whack" technique, along with alternative ways of using the resulting blocks. We will learn to add other design elements by piecing some of the triangles. Works best as a 6 hour class.
Use a photograph as your inspiration for a quilt. This class will deal with the process of taking a photograph, either of a famous work of art, or a personal photograph, and abstractly interpreting it in half square triangles or some other kind of piecing motif. Works best as a 6 hour class.
This class involves a horizontal strip piecing method to form diamond motifs. Intermediate. Works best as a 6 hour class.
This is a similar strip piecing technique to the one used to make the Indian Summer quilt, But in this class it is used as a "flip and sew" technique to make small items quickly that can be used as a charity or personal gift. This works better as a 6 hour class.
We will use strip piecing to make this beautiful quilt. This class works better as a 6 hour class.
The Pineapple block is a really good block to teach those that are new to paper piecing, because the seams are parallel and there are less weird angles. We will also discuss working from a drawing, and organizing strategies.
In this class I will show how to change the size of quilt blocks. We will discuss various types of design decisions, including layout, scale, types of fabric, graph paper vs. computer designing, to name just a few. Participants are encouraged to bring projects from home so we can solve their design questions as a group.
Sonja's Windows Class
2 Trunk Shows
Class-Flip and Sew Tableware