Are you a guild member or a quilt shop owner in search of quality quilting workshops and lectures? Maybe you are an avid quilter or an eager beginner? Read our latest post on quilting workshops and lectures you should not miss!
Reeze L. Hanson- Morning Glory Designs
A lifelong sewer and a college speech teacher, Reeze Hanson discovered quilting more than 20 years ago. Reeze lives in Ottawa, Kansas with her husband, critters and impressive fabric stash. Still teaching college full time, Reeze has a busy schedule of teaching, designing, lecturing regionally and nationally, and vending at regional quilt shows.
She is well known in the area for teaching and lecturing widely on computer aided design using EQ7. In addition to her work as a digital artist, Reeze also teaches and lectures about Color Confidence for Quilters, finding inspiration in an odd variety of places, as well as discussing (and showing!) her impressive collection of Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilts. Other course offerings include “Easy Machine Applique,” Seminole Peicing,” “Curved Piecing Without Pins” and “One Patch Piecing Techniques.” See more information on Reeze’s classes here.
Toby Lischko- Gateway Quilts
Toby, a resident of Beaufort, MO, has been been quilting since 1985 and designing quilts since 1995. She considers herself a traditional quilter “with a twist”. She enjoys taking traditional blocks and adding her own special flair to create new designs.Her background in Special Education for 25 years makes her an excellent teacher. She prides herself in breaking down techniques into simple steps that cause quilters to say after they take her class “I didn’t think I could do that!”
Her lectures feature her rise in the quilting community with a trunk show of that contains inspiring and unique quilts. Some of her lectures include; “Using Mirrors to Enhance and Add Variety to your Quilt Blocks” and “How the Curved Block has influenced my Quilt designs”. She also lectures and teaches a workshop on using EQ7. She teaches a variety of workshops from beginner to more advance techniques in curved piecing, foundation piecing and miniatures. Most of her workshops are technique oriented and she encourages you to go beyond her sample quilt and create your own designs. Find more about Toby’s quilting workshops and lectures here.
Claudia Lash- Presto Avenue Designs
Claudia Lash began quilting many years ago and describes herself as obsessed with quilting. She enjoys all types of quilts and all aspects of quilting, including teaching. Her workshops include; “Fusible Appliqué” (Beginners) which focuses on machine appliqué with the buttonhole stitch, “Decorated Blocks” (Beginners or Intermediate)
which teaches participants a positive/negative fusible appliqué technique, and “Free Motion Machine Quilting.” She lives and works in Indiana. More on her workshops can be found here.
Sue Beevers- Trillium Ridge Quilt Patterns
Sue Beevers, who lives in central New York state, loves to teach! According to Sue, “It’s so exciting to watch quilters of all experience levels discover new techniques and new ways of using techniques with which they are already familiar”. Sue is available for guild sponsored events, retreats, and conferences. She particularly enjoys working with workshop sponsors
to tailor a workshop to their distinct situation, and to each participant’s individual needs.
Sue’s ”Curls and Swirls” workshop has been designed for intermediate to advanced quilters. It’s the perfect workshop for students looking for a new way to design contemporary quilts. Her “Monkey Wrench” class introduces students to a versatile traditional block that is often overlooked. Participants explore new and creative ways to
use this block and create amazing contemporary quilts.
For more information on Sue’s quilting workshops and lectures, visit her website .
Among the many workshops and lectures offered by our designers, we hope you find something that will inspire you!