Lectures & Workshops

QuiltKC (Heather) can come visit your store or guild. Please send me an email at heather@quiltkc.com for current availability & pricing.

Lectures

Digital Custom Fabric Printing

An hour long presentation covering digital vs traditional fabric printing. Pros & cons of digital fabrics, commercial use of digital printing, and a high level view of how to create your own custom fabrics. Ideas for the use of digital fabrics & a look at various manufacturers and their offerings. This lecture is predominantly a PowerPoint presentation that also includes samples of fabrics from two major DIY print vendors, finished prints, quilts & other fabric creations.

Maximizing your Quilting by Check

An hour long presentation discussing how to maximize your LongArm quilting by check. I will talk about how to identify which quilts benefit from simple E2E design vs those that truly deserve more.

For those that deserve more we will talk about how to get a custom quilted look without breaking the bank. The differences between FMQ, FMQ panto, computerized panto, E2E, B2B and full custom as well as quilting density and pattern and the impact on the quilt. This lecture has a PowerPoint presentation as well as quilt samples.

Workshops

Faux T-shirt Quilt Design

Does your husband, wife, son, daughter, grandchild etc. have a treasure trove of T-shirts they want you to put into a quilt? Are some of them overly worn & have holes that you aren’t sure how to deal with? Do you have zero interest in dealing with sewing T-shirt jersey & using stabilizer?  Are the T-shirts still in a daily rotation in the closet?   Do you have treasured mementos that you want to share among quilts for multiple people?

This workshop will teach you how to make a faux (or fake) T-shirt quilt? No cutting of T-shirts? No patching of holes. You can make multiple quilts identical or slightly different? Matching pillow cases—Yes!

We will use our laptops (Windows or Mac—not iPad or Chromebook), cell phone or camera & Adobe Photoshop to create printable fabrics. Either individual faux T-shirts you can later cut out & piece together or a whole cloth quilt in cotton or T-shirt jersey to have quilted. No scissors or sewing machines are required for this course.

Supplies

  • Windows or Mac laptop
  • Adobe Photoshop installed ($9.99/month with Photography package at adobe.com—usually with a free 7 day trial you can install just before class to try it out)
  • Your T-shirts or other memorabilia for the quilt (15-20 shirts)
  • Camera or cell phone—with a means to transfer images to your laptop during class

2 thoughts on “Lectures & Workshops

  1. Are you still doing any workshops?

    1. Hi! I can. With Covid it makes everything so much harder. Send me an email heather@quiltkc.com with what, when & where you have in mind.

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