||Name & Address
History Outside the Box
|Exciting Lectures/Trunk Shows!
Looking for an enlightening, unique and inspiring event for your organization? Look no further! History Outside the Box offers many exciting programs to choose from.
“Quilts revealing history from many perspectives, including those of women, ordinary people, people of color and others whose voices have yet to be heard and whose stories remain untold.”
I focus on on storytelling and revealing hidden history, as well as sharing many“quilty tricks.” For my workshops, I enjoy teaching my unique way of creating star quilts and bindings.
Check out my website for a description of lectures and workshops. Or, contact me to create something special for your group. Please contact me for availability and pricing.
113 James Drive SW
Vienna, VA 22180
|I’m an artist, an author but most of all, I’m a teacher who loves to inspire my students to stretch. My greatest joy is watching students get excited, jump in fully and produce works that speak to them and others. I personally enjoy hours in the studio playing with fabric and threads but also painting and printing my own fabrics. I’m the author of Fabric Printing at Home, a book that focuses on using household materials to create print blocks, stencils and fabric resists. I’ve been a featured artist in three Quilting Arts TV series and continue to write articles for Quilting Arts magazine on hand stitching and surface design projects. I’m the proud initiator of the Textile Museum Muse Project (started in 2017), where I provide opportunities for fiber artists to study ancient textiles and objects from the Textile Museum’s (in Washington DC) collections, using them as inspiration for new fiber art works. In 2020, I moved my teaching online and had the wonderful opportunity to teach a lesson for TextileArtist.com’s Stitch Club.
||Colette Rose Marie Boring
129 Bank Street
Boydton, VA 23917
|Have you tried the Press & Peel Applique System?
THE PATENTED PRESS AND PEEL PATTERN SYSTEM is truely amazing, it enables any level quilter with a basic knowlege of sewing to create and recreate detailed designs with accuracy! It's the newest most innovative system for fusible applique. It's fast, fun and the results are truely accurate. Another great feature of this system - it's completely reusable! Do you have a creative spirit? Do you think outside the block? Press & Peel patterns allow you to take individual parts ex. horse, fish, flower etc., and apply them to any type of surface which can take an applique such as: clothing, pillows, bed skirts, curtains, table cloths, the possiblilties are endless!
" Quilting Makes the Quilt "
How many times have you realized and heard this statement? I wanted to let you know that in addition to designing quilts, I will quilt your quilt for you too. I am limited to a queen size at this time. I complete pantographs as well as free hand designs. Most of my pantographs are designed by me. Come on in and we'll discuss your quilting needs.
||Carol C. Britt
Sew What Fabrics & Batiks Etcetera
460 E. Main Street
Wytheville, VA 24382
|Workshops stress traditional patterns with innovative approaches and new machine techniques. Lectures are light-hearted with just the right touch of good information.
P.O. Box 12
Hardy, VA 24101
|Will teach most everything for groups of 10 to 20. Have many of my own patterns for one or two day workshops.
||Karen Lee Carter
2124 Chamberling Key
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Phone: (757) 496-9847
|Since 1997, Karen has been joyously creating original, embellished quilts. Her unique quilts have been exhibited nationally and featured in solo exhibitions. In workshops featuring her techniques, students are encouraged to add their own personal touch to each project and embellish with abandon. Karen's lectures and presentations are designed to inspire quilters to cultivate their creativity.
For information on Karen's workshops and lectures visit her website and Facebook Page www.facebook.com/KarenLeeCarterQuilts.
709 Oak Manor Dr
Chesapeake, VA 23323
|Bunnie Cleland is a long-time crafter and sewist (sewing artist) who fell in love with quilting in 2006, after her mother dragged her to a quilt show and shop hop. She was hired at a local quilt shop before she even finished her first quilting class.
Bunnie’s quilt pattern business started by accident in 2013 when she arranged some triangles into a quilting project and was then prompted to write down her directions into patterns. High demand for the patterns by quilters, retailers, and fabric companies resulted in the creation of Artistically Engineered Designs and Triangle Frenzy® patterns. She now globally distributes visually stunning quilting patterns, including table runners, table toppers, lap quilts, and bed-sized quilts.
As a former Navy Electronics Technician and Naval Nuclear Power Plant Reactor Operator, Bunnie understands the importance of precision and accuracy. She discovered she has the talent for translating complex directions into easy-to-follow instructions. This aided her in the creation of Triangle Frenzy's detailed, step-by-step illustrations, even for beginners and non-quilters.
Bunnie is also able to use her technical background and problem solving skills in teaching sewing techniques to students, guiding them through the creative process that will help them succeed at quilting, whether they're crafting a handbag or stitching a bed quilt.
On the rare occasion when Bunnie is not quilting, she enjoys photography, digital scrapbooking, trading pins, Disney Cruises, and organizing just about everything. She and her husband, Bruce, live in Chesapeake, Virginia, and have two grown children.
405 Berwickshire Drive
Richmond, VA 23229
|Many fast piecing workshops including feathered star, snappy Irish chain, Amish baskets, bowtie, stars, stripes, woven vest, woven wrenches, fun new workshops. Summer is best since she is a school teacher, but with enough notice can travel anywhere, anytime.
||Cheryl L. Dale-Hodges
PO Box 353
Prince George, VA 23875
Phone: (804) 458-6223
|Brochures available for both quilting and needlework classes. Quilting classes include: Fabric manipulation, Crayon quilts, Baltimore Album, Bargello, Basic Techniques, and many others. Needlework classes include: Redwork, English Thimblybob & other canvas work, Crazy Quilt stitching & embellishment, Blackwork, Speciality Stitches, Pulled Work, Basic Hardanger, and others. I am happy to teach in any forum (such as, guild meetings, weekend retreats, quilt store workshops, symposiums, etc.) or for any age or skill level (e.g., adults, church groups, or Girl Scouts).
112 Castello Court
Grafton, VA 23692
|Variety of classes to include paper piecing techniques, machine piecing, rotary techniques, etc.
114 Roberta Dr
Hampton, VA 23666-2970
2704 Horseshoe Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23322
||Susan Emory - Swirly Girls
|Quilting is a long-standing tradition in my family. I am a fifth generation quilter and turned my hobby into a business when I bought a quilt shop in 2006. As a graphic designer, I was inspired to design quilts and fabric and formed Swirly Girls Design in 2008.
In addition to quilt patterns and books, I am a licensed designer for Michael Miller Fabrics, Dill Buttons and Creative Grids™. I sold my quilt shop i n 2011 to focus on design and teaching. Now I have the best job in the world sharing my love of color and design with quilters all over the world.
I am actively involved in the quilting industry, a member of the International Association of Creative Arts Professionals, a member of Central Virginia Modern Quilt Guild and an Aurifil Thread Specialist.
When not traveling and teaching, I live at home with my husband, Mike, in Moseley, Virginia. We have three adult children Muriah, Alyssa and Chance, plus two dogs Riley and Dioji.
I’d love to meet you! Visit my Workshops page for information on hosting me at your quilt shop or guild.
7041 Gardner Drive
Norfolk, VA 23418
|Machine piecing projects along with iron-on appliqué with satin stitching and added accessories. Sculpey buttons, etc. Original patterns.
21 Hidenwood Shopping Center
Newport News, VA 23606
|Care and feeding of your fabric collection, learning to speak quilt (tools, terms, and shortcuts). Send SASE for complete listing and description.
2095 Plank Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24060
|Paula relishes sharing the history, techniques and art of quilting with students of all ages. Her forty-year passion for all aspects of quilting encourages students to explore their own creativity in a positive, nurturing environment. While following a pattern can be a challenge, the advantage is that Paula has developed a well-stocked toolbox of tricks and techniques to solve most design concerns. She teaches nationally and internationally, has had patterns and quilts in a variety of publications and quilts in private and public collections.
Special Occasion Quilts LLC
211 Lake View Way NW
Leesburg, VA 20176
|Quilter, Longarmer, Teacher and Artist
Julia Graves started her quilting business, Special Occasion Quilts LLC, in 2007 and teaches, lectures, designs patterns, makes commission quilts, longarms for others and sells & services APQS longarm machines. She won Best Longarm Machine Workmanship Wall Quilt Category at the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, is a Gem Affiliate teaching the gorgeous gem patterns by MJ Kinman - Textile Artist, has had quilts published in books by Gloria Loughman, Katie Pasquini-Masupust and MJ Kinman, was an Artist in Residence at Empty Spools in 2019, and will be teaching at Empty Spools in 2021 and 2022.
Julia has been sewing since she was ten and always loved fabric, needle arts and the entire creative process. She did her apprenticeship as a quilter by making a quilt for each of her nieces and nephews (and thinks she should have counted them before making this promise – there were 32!). She has since made more quilts than she can count, many for charity, and is partial to scrap quilts and working with color to achieve amazing results. Visit her gallery on her website. Julia lives in Leesburg Virginia.
4114 Minstrell Lane
Fairfax, VA 22033-3219
|All phases of quilt making; traveling to present workshops and programs: Specializing in Color, Original Mystery Quilts, Foundation Piecing and Art Quilts. I founded my business Quilt Arts in 1979 and have been active in the quilt world since 1976. I have authored Sewing On the line; chapters in Experts Guide to Foundation Piecing and Foundation Pieced Nature Quilts; Articles in numerous quilt magazines; my work appears in books by Virginia Avery, Joen Wolfrom, Cyndi Souder, Mary Elizabeth Johnson and others. Quilts have been featured on TV with Georgia Bonesteel and Penny McMorris. Founding member of New Image Artist group where our initial aim was to get quilts in galleries, I have exhibited in all of the exhibitions since 1980. My quilts are in private and corporate collections.
Contemporary Art Quilts
1645 Waters Edge Lane
Virginia Beach, VA
|Paula has been quilting since the 1980’s. In 1996 Paula moved to Virginia Beach, Va. and put all of her quilting supplies in the attic for ten years while she concentrated on her nursing career. In 2007 her son asked her to make a Double Wedding Ring quilt for him and his fiancée. It was now time to bring the supplies and her love of quilting out of the attic.
In June, 2014, Paula retired from her 47 year nursing career and is able to devote her time to Patchwork by Paula which specializes in T-Shirt and Memory Quilts. She was commissioned by the Neptune Festival to make a raffle quilt for the 2015 Neptune Festival. She is a member of the Tidewater Quilt Guild and the Virginia Consortium of Quilters. You can see examples of her work on her Facebook page Patchwork By Paula.
Her power point presentation on T-Shirt and Memory Quilts includes pictures of different styles of T-Shirt quilts, designing and construction techniques as well as a handout for attendees. Classes are also available. Please contact for fees and schedule.
||Marilyn Pettit Hower
218 North Church Street
Marion, VA 24354
|Classes can be structured to serve the unique requirements of group size, setting and experience levels in all types of forums, including quilt store workshops, guild meetings, weekend retreats and seminars. Traditional patterns as well as original design work will be explored using the newest tools and techniques available. Lectures are usually one hour long and can be delivered to any size group. I try to make my lectures as visually stimulating as possible by bringing quilts to share with the group.
Meadowbrook Shopping Centre
|Silk ribbon embroidery, plaids and strips, foundation piecing, rug hooking.
9346 Tovito Drive
Debby draws on her 25 years of designing for magazines, books, calendars and quilt samples for major fabric companies, creating trunk shows and workshops based on her own work. Shortcuts From a Short Woman (her most requested trunk show) is bursting with tips and tricks. She creates 3-5 new workshops each year and enjoys being in the classroom most of all! Visit her web site and blog to see her up to date offerings.
548 Pine Avenue
Waynesboro, VA 22980
|Paper foundation piecing class includes designing with foundations. Mariner’s Compass, Snowflakes, Santas and more.
Rates: Lectures- $130
Workshops - $210 for 3 hours, $310 for 6 hours
Travel expenses: Meals, mileage (at $.35 per mile) and/or air fare (if necessary). Moderately prices hotel with interior entrance, in a safe area with a clean non-smoking room..
5613 Tilia Court
Burke, VA 22015
Phone: (703) 426-2926
|I am available for lectures and workshops for your quilt shop or guild. The lists of workshops and lectures can be viewed on my website or contact me to create something special just for your group. I especially like teaching beginners. Contact me for availability and prices.
PO Box 766
Gloucester, VA 23061-0766
|Baltimore Album quilt slide show, lecture and workshops. Restricted to VA.
3570 New Market Rd
Henrico, VA 23231
Phone: (804) 921-2048
||Margaret (Marty) Moon
1208 Oaklawn Drive,
Culpeper, VA 22701
|Many different classes and lectures available. Call or write to inquire.
||Julia E. Pfaff
Richmond, VA 23225
Email: email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
|Classes and workshops in basic and contemporary quilting (foundation construction, drawing with your sewing machine, applique, hand embroidery, crazy piecing) Dye techniques and surface design taught at the Visual Art Center of Richmond https://www.visarts.org/?s=pfaff and independently (low tech fabric printing, Shibori dyeing)
Lectures given on a wide range of quilt/art subjects including archaeological influences for her quilts, finding your inner artist and making it your own. Julia will travel for workshops and lectures.
111 Harbor Watch Dr
Chesapeake, VA 23320
||Gayle P. Ropp
504-B N. Thomas Street
Arlington, VA 22203
|Amish Center Diamond - 3 and 6 hour class
This workshop will be a color study to develop your own Amish Center Diamond palette for a quilt top. You will do a miniature fabric mock-up. Discussion will include quilting designs, making them to fill and fit the space, and how to mark the quilt top. In the 6-hour class you will begin to cut and sew your designed top. Machines necessary for the 6-hour class. All levels.
Drafting Fundamentals - 3 hour class
Drafting Fundamentals will be geared to show how easy it is to subdivide any size block to make the standard designs, i.e., 4-patch, 5-patch, 7-patch, 9-patch, etc. You will learn how to draft an 8-pointed star master grid from any size square, then transfer that information to draft any 8-pointed star based pattern, and you will also
learn how to draft a mariners compass master grid. Beginner and intermediate levels.
Quilting Design & Stencil Making - 3 hour class
Now that the quilt top is pieced, how and where do I quilt it? If you are confused about what and where to quilt and how much to quilt, this is the class for you. Bring in your quilt tops and let's have an old-fashion discussion session. We will explore quilting planning strategies, learn how to make a stencil to fit the space, and how to
make a feathered border and corner to fit. Note taking and demo class only. All levels.
Quilting Design & Stencil Making - 6 hour class
We will do everything in the above described class, but hands-on. We will also explore quilting ideas for your particular tops. All levels.
Spoon Quilting - 3 hour class
This class is for the beginner or anyone wishing to perfect his or her quilting skills; includes information on marking, batting, basting, frames, and tips on achieving small, even stitches. We will discuss quilting basics such as needles, thread, and thimbles. Instructor uses the T. J. Quick Quilter quilting spoon. All levels.
176 Third Street NW
Pulaski, VA 24301
|Classes and lectures in color theory
2394 Double Church Road
Stephens City, VA 22655
Phone: (540) 869-4543
|Call or write for information
2811 Noble Fir Court
Woodbridge, VA 22192
|Shannon has been an eclectic quilter for over 30 years and loves all the different styles, fabrics and tools that we as quilters have available to us. She is available for lectures and workshops for your guild or quilt shop. She also teaches for smaller groups in her home. Check out her website for an up to date listing of her classes and trunk shows.
208 East Main Street
Tazewell, VA 24651
|Workshops in cutwork embroidery by machine, bobbin work embellishment, satin stitch appliqué, picture building and Antique Santa wallhanging, fabric embellishment and manipulation. Lecture: What’s New.
||Cynthia Sisler Simms
13750 Mahoney Dr.
Woodbridge, VA 22193
|Cindy Sisler Simms is a quilt teacher, quilt designer and quilt maker, who has been teaching quilting locally, regionally and overseas for over 40 years. She also designs and makes commissioned quilts and designs one-of-a-kind quilts for individuals and groups as well as for herself.
Cindy has two books published -
"Baltimore Beginnings" and
"Mariners Compass Quilts"
Check out all the rest of Cindy's workshops.
Contract Cindy to find out more about her workshops and lectures for your guild.
Send SASE or email for listing and descriptions of other classes/workshops
Mariner's Compasses - traditional and
her own designs
Hummers & Trumpets Stained Glass
Baskets for Baltimore
Strip the Hunter's Star
Fairfax County, VA
|Creative Talk Radio - www.creativetalknetwork.com
Blog - patsloan.typepad.com
Online Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/QuiltWithPatSloan/
126 Windmere Trail
Moneta, VA 24121
Phone: Phone and FAX (540)721-5872
|Workshop or lecture on any of my 30+ patterns, singly or in combination, 10-20 students. Lectures: Antique Sewing Tools, suitable for 50 or less; Tips for Quilt Shows or How to Organize, Attend or Exhibit at Quilt Shows, no restrictions; How to Sharpen Your Teaching Skills, designed for teachers, potential teachers and shop owners, used at Quilt Market for past 5 years, no restrictions.
201 Willis Rd
Franklin, VA 23851
|Marcia is a Margaret Miller Certified AnglePlay Instructor. AnglePlay templates make piecing with "long triangles" easy and accurate. Design possibilities are unlimited. Marcia is available for classes, workshops, guilds, and retreats. Email her for a list of current offerings or to see about creating something special just for your group. Find AnglePlay information at www.millerquilts.com.
Phone: 540-735 5051
|Geraldine is a Westalee Design Accredited Teacher, a JUKI America Educator and an 2018 Island Batik Ambassador. She offers workshops, classes, demos, lectures and trunk shows. She specializes in helping quilters learn and grow in free-motion quilting and quilting with rulers on domestic machines.
She teaches beginners how to get started on a successful journey of free-motion quilting and assists experienced quilters as they venture into new areas like whole cloth quilts, art quilts, and ruler quilting on domestic machines and sit-down long-arms.
Geraldine’s work has been displayed in the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival and the Virginia Quilt Museum. As a contributor her work has been published The Quilter’s Planner 2017, One Thousand Quilt Inspiration, and Free-Motion Framework. Please visit her website www.livingwaterquilter.com for more information.
392 Barbour Dr.
Forest, VA 24551
Phone: 434-944-2062 (cell)
|Kevin Womack is a textile artist living in Lynchburg, Virginia. In 1986, he was introduced to quilting by his maternal grandmother. Having always loved the legacy of family quilts, he decided to have her teach him the tradition. He was hooked from the first stitch and continues producing quilts and quilt art today. Kevin is passionate about hand dyeing and patterning fabrics with surface design techniques. His experiments produce a line of unique fabrics and clothing that he exhibits and sells. He recently taped an episode (Show #2703) for The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson which aired in August of 2020. Kevin teaches and lectures nationally.
56 Elizabeth Lane
Edinburg, VA 22824
Phone: (540) 984-3858
|I am teaching classes through Shenandoah County Parks & Recreation. Please feel free to contact me if you need any further information.
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