Classes & Schedule


Rockville, Maryland

Rockville Public Library

21 Maryland Ave.

April 30, 2014

7:30 PM

Lecture and Trunk Show



Dearborn, MI

November 9, 2013

10:15 – 12:15

wire mesh dreidel

Learn how to use wire mesh cloth to make this dreidel.

wire mesh candy canes

Learn how to make these wire mesh candy canes in class

Star Ornaments

Star ornaments with wire mesh cloth

Holiday Ornaments

These festive, easy-to-make holiday ornaments are inspired by strip quilting.  Think of this as drawing with a strip of fabric, they make quick and easy gifts.  Learn to sew using wireform metal mesh fabric as part of your fabric sandwich.  The metal is very forgiving, and can be sewn through without damaging you or your sewing machine.  Use scrap pieces of fabric (or fat quarters of your holiday fabric) and batting, I provide the hard to find items.  Finally, after sewing and assembling your ornament, embellish it with beads, buttons or sequins.



Dearborn, MI
March 2, 2013
10:30 – 2:30


Learn to make a small art quilt using metal mesh, similar to the quilt I had on the cover of Quilting Arts June/July 2010 issue. Sign up at Material Girls or call the store at 313-561-1111.


SAQA 2013 CONFERENCE – Expanding Horizons

April 25 – 28, 2013

Conference Location:
The Lodge at Santa Fe
750 N. St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, New Mexico

I will be one of the presenter’s during the conference and will be speaking about:


Learn to use affordable, readily-available software for the design of your work. Let technology allow you to visualize your ideas and get accurate dimensions before cutting into your fabric.


Needlework and Textile Guild of Michigan  (link to them here)

This Buds for You

May 14 & 15, 2013

a.m. Lecture on May 14, 2013

May 15, 2013

Workshop Fee:  $55


Will be similar to the quilt “This Bud’s For You” that appeared on the cover of Quilting Arts Magazine June/July, 2010 issue. Build a blossoming three dimensional art quilt using some non-traditional materials and techniques. Add dimension to your work and learn to create interesting flowers. By adding wire-form metal mesh to your fabric sandwich it is easy to manipulate and shape the fabric. Play, bend, fold and stitch to create flowers. Buttons, beads and your imagination complete your blooming flower quilt.

Dimensional Fabric Constructions – Expanded 3DDD  

Quilt Surface Design Symposium (QSDS)

Session I: May 27 – May 31, 2013

Tuition: $565.00

Additional Class Fee: $30-$50

Class Description – ADD A NEW DIMENSION

Do you want to move beyond the flat two-dimensional quilt surface and start projecting your work away from the wall? This workshop will focus on creating three dimensional works of art, altering your traditional perception of a quilt. You will learn to create three dimensional forms and spaces from two dimensional materials. We will start with exercises using paper and/or board folding, pressing, creasing, pleating, scoring, rotating, twisting, wrapping and piercing our work. Models, or maquettes, will be built and then translated into fabric. How the work has structure to it will be explained and experimented with. We are going to literally explore outside the quilt (not the box) and look at quilting differently. Collect inspiration using pictures from books, photographs or magazines. Students will explore various techniques and use them to build their own dimensional piece of art at the end of the week. Most of the sewing will be done with a zig zag capable sewing machine with minimal hand stitching.

We will spend the first part of the class assembling reference samples and then assembling small scale pieces employing the techniques covered in class. A variety of techniques will be explored creating unique textures and shapes. With an emphasis on creativity and the unexpected, students will design and construct a quilt or quilts.

Session IV: June 8 – 9, 2013

Tuition: $240.00

Material Fee:  $30 – $50


leaf transformation

In this class we will have fun exploring color and shapes to get you thinking, working and sewing three dimensionally.  Techniques will be used to explore building basic quilt structures using various materials for your quilt sandwich to aid in further developing your repertoire.  Students will leave the class with technique samples to use in their work.