I'm Teaching at QuiltCon!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I'm excited to share with you all that I will be teaching at QuiltCon in 2016, February 18-21! I have never been to QuiltCon, so I'm looking forward to the experience as well. The workshop catalog went out earlier in the month, and I wanted to share the workshops that I'm teaching! Registration for workshops opens up on June 25th, and you can find the full catalog here.

I'm teaching two full-day workshops, and the first is the Shining Stars Sampler. We'll explore a variety of patchwork techniques throughout the workshop to create six different stars in two sizes each. We'll work towards a throw sized quilt using my Shining Stars Sampler Pattern! I'm currently making a version of this quilt in all solids, totally outside my comfort zone!

My second full-day workshop covers Equilateral Triangles. I'll show you how to cut triangles without a special ruler or template and piece them accurately. We'll also chat about the math behind designing your own quilt and creating a custom template. You can choose a quilt size of your choice, from my Triangularity pattern! I'm hoping to finish my throw size Geometric Bliss version in time to bring!

I'm teaching two half-day workshops, both from my book, Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle. The first is called Mastering the Half-Square Triangle. I'll show you three different methods for making HSTs, as well as tips for pressing, trimming, and 1/4" seams. We'll make four quilt blocks from the book!

The second half-day workshop I'm teaching is Creative Half-Square Triangle Piecing. In this workshop we'll explore creative methods for adding a twist to the basic HST. We'll work from my book, Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle to make patchwork HST quilt blocks. I had fun stitching up some sample blocks using green/blue/purple prints from my collections.

Hope to see you there! I can't wait to be somewhere warm in the middle of winter! :)


  1. I love the look and versatility of HSTs but detest the trimming! If only there were a sure fire way to avoid that step! I'm sure your classes will fill quickly! Congrats!!

  2. Congrats! So happy you'll be teaching at quiltcon. I can only dream of getting there one day. And I'm in love with your quilt for workshop in "Creative Half-Square Triangle Piecing". That quilt! It just can't stop admiring it. Excited to see it finished!

  3. I just registered for quiltcon west and signed up for your 3 hour HST workshop on Saturday evening! I've never been to a big quilt convention before nor have I ever done a professional workshop, I'm really excited!!!

    One question, aside from your book, do I need to bring my own tools, fabric, etc? It doesn't say in the course description/brochure.

    1. There is a supply list for each workshop, but it doesn't look like they are available on the website just yet! I'm sure as we get closer they'll be up on the website, and I believe emailed to you as well!

  4. Thanks for the reply Jeni. I will keep an eye out for the details. I'm looking forward to it!


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