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.
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!
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 Picnic Petals (left) or Big Island Sunset (right), both 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 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. Sewing machines are
not required for this workshop. This is a fun, relaxing slow-stitching workshop.
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 project. 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.
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.
Guilds or shops can select other intermediate foundation paper piecing patterns designed by Sheri. Inquire for options.
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.