workshops, presentations
and traveling trunk shows

Workshops, lectures and traveling trunk shows can be modified
to fit your shop or guild’s needs.
Please contact Sheri for more information and fees.


Presentation / Trunk Show

Content, Concepts & Quilts: Approaching Quilting as a Graphic Designer
Our own life experiences can play a big role in our work as quilters. In this presentation and trunk show, Sheri will share how she applies her graphic design training and practices to design quilts while showing a selection of her award-winning quilts. Come hear, see and be inspired as Sheri describes her creative journey and process.



Learn How To Piece Curves!

Does the thought of sewing curves give you anxiety? Don’t fear the curve! Students will learn tips and tricks to create a fantastic curve while making blocks needed for the Picnic Petals quilt, designed by Sheri. Class includes step-by-step instructions and quilting tips. This is a good class for quilters who have never sewed curves or those who want to gain more experience.


Inspired by traditional hawaiian quilts, Sheri designed this modern hawaiian-inspired mini quilt. Constructed with needle turn applique, Sheri teaches at quilt guilds and local quilt shops her Hawaiian Applique Made Modern technique.

Traditional Hawaiian Applique
Made Modern

Learn how to make the Big Island Blossom block, designed by Sheri. This quilt is
a modern interpretation of traditional Hawaiian quilts which Sheri admired while
on vacation. Students will learn how to prepare the applique (including folding,
cutting and basting) and how to apply the motif using needle-turn applique
techniques. Class includes a brief introduction to traditional Hawaiian quilts,
best practices, step-by-step instructions and quilting tips.


A quilt celebrating friendship and unity. Make this mini quilt— Double Friendship Knots pattern by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill.

Mixing Machine and Hand Piecing: Double Friendship Knots

Learn how to make the Wedding/Friendship Knot block (18” x 18”), designed by Sheri. This block incorporates machine piecing and hand needle-turn applique. Students will learn how to prepare the applique (including fabric cutting and piecing) and how to apply the motif using needle-turn applique techniques. Sheri will also teach how you can make a scrappy version in future projects. We’ll also review quilting tips. By the end of the workshop, students will have some of the block basted and will start practicing needle-turn applique.



Basic Foundation Paper Piecing

Learn how to make the Deco Daybreak quilt, designed by Sheri. Inspiration for this quilt came from art deco architectural details. The design incorporates the repeat of foundation paper pieced blocks, eliminating the need for tricky Y seams traditionally needed to achieve hexagons. No previous foundation paper piecing experience is needed. The class is geared towards the confident beginner quilter as well as quilters who want more experience with foundation paper piecing. Class includes paper piecing best practices, step-by-step instructions, lots of tricks and quilting tips.


Intermediate Foundation Paper Piecing

Learn how to make the Dragonfly Dance mini quilt, designed by Sheri. The design incorporates the repeat of foundation paper pieced blocks. Some previous foundation paper piecing experience is helpful, but not required. The class is geared towards quilters who want more experience with foundation paper piecing. Class includes paper piecing best practices, step-by-step instructions, lots of tricks and quilting tips.


 

Traveling Trunk Show for Shops

Host a variety of quilt samples curated specifically for local quilt shops.
Patterns feature quilts made from Whole Circle Studio patterns.
Please contact Sheri for more information and availability.