Want to learn new quilting skills?
I’ve got a program for that!
(and I love working with guilds,
shops, and groups)
I’m currently booking virtual/online programs for 2020—see general descriptions below. Should you have any logistical /technology questions or would like more information, let’s chat— email me.
Interested in me presenting or teaching in-person?
I’m currently booking for 2021/2022. Email me and I can share details and availability.
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.
Presentation / Trunk Show
From the thread makers of Aurifil… a program designed to unlock the mystery of thread, educate the masses, and help all users achieve brilliant results! Sheri, a certified Aurifilospher, will present a fun and informative presentation and trunk show of her award-winning quilts that will increase your knowledge of thread, tools, uses, and tips. Exclusive Aurifil resources and swag for attendees included!
Piece Curves with Confidence!
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. Sheri will also share her favorite tools and tips for staying organized. This is a good class for quilters who have never sewed curves or those who want to gain more experience.
Hawaiian Inspired Applique
Learn how to make the Big Island Blossom or Island Bloom mini quilt, both designed by Sheri. These quilts are 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. Sewing machines are not required for this workshop. This is a fun, relaxing slow-stitching workshop.
Beyond Hexies and Diamonds:
The A to Z of EPP (English Paper Piecing)
Customize your own English Paper Piece (EPP) project! This technique and pattern is the perfect portable project. Take it with you while traveling. Have only 10 to 15 minutes at a time? This is an easy project to pick up and put down. Sheri will walk you through all the steps while demonstrating tips and tricks for staying organized, working efficiently, achieving precise alignments and sewing with different stitches to piece both straight lines and curves. This workshop is geared towards the beginner or those who are challenged by English Paper Piecing. Students will practice their EPP skills while making letters of their choice from Sheri’s newest pattern, Typecast. Some students will have completed or almost completed one letter by the end of the day. Students can make additional letters to customize their own quilt projects. The possibilities are endless!
Double Friendship Knots
Learn how to make the Double 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.
Walk the Talk and Quilt It!
Do you find yourself asking “How Do I Quilt This”? In this presentation/trunk show and workshop, learn practical strategies for how to plan your own quilting design along with the nuts & bolts of walking foot quilting. The first part of this program will include a presentation and trunk show of Sheri’s award-winning quilts. She’ll describe how she decides on a quilting plan that will enhance the design of her quilt top, rather than compete with it. From there, she’ll review and demonstrate how she prepares for quilting and her tips and tricks for walking foot quilting. Following the demonstration, students will practice their walking foot quilting on small quilt sandwiches.
This workshop also includes a group design discussion— a show & tell of one quilt top by each student and a conversation/consultation on how to quilt it with a walking foot. Students will walk away with skills, strategies, inspiration, and confidence to complete their quilts using a walking foot.
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.