My Teaching Philosophy
I believe that everyone has the capacity for creativity. I encourage my students to think for themselves when it comes to color and design choices. I believe that quilting should be fun.
Having studied with Gwen Marston, much of my work is built using her "liberated" approach, and with her encouragement I teach my own approach to liberated, free pieced quilt making.
I love to travel and what better way to do it than while quilting along the way! I am available to teach for guilds, groups, retreats and shops. Email me for more information and fees.
Click the workshop titles below to see more information and a supply list. All workshops are suitable for advanced beginners and beyond. Some of these classes will work in a shortened 3 hour format. Some classes would be more relaxed as 2 or 3 day workshops. Please contact me to discuss if you have any questions. I welcome inquiries about custom designed and/or multi-day workshops.
- Basic Improv Quiltmaking
- Star-Crossed Strings
- Liberated Houses
- Liberated Strings
- Liberated Baskets
- Liberated Stars
- Liberated Letters
My lectures include a Powerpoint presentation and as many quilts as I can fit in my luggage. Powerpoint lectures require a Powerpoint enabled computer and projection system. If such a system is not available, I can do a trunk show.
Workshops are limited to 20 partipants. I will need a classroom with good lighting. Each student needs a workspace at least 3' x 3' and space for a design wall. There should be plenty of room for cutting (either stations or at each student's table) as well as at least 4 ironing stations. The classes are technique oriented rather than project oriented. Students may wish to work small or expand on their classroom work for larger quilts. Multiple samples will be available for study during class.
Kristin and Gwen 2010