Programs and Workshops

Programs

Need a speaker or presentation for your event?

Our lectures are available either in person or virtually. Our fee for either is $350 and we can use my Zoom or your platform.

How Does The Fabric Get Into My Favorite Shop?

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Have you ever wondered exactly how the fabrics end up in your local quilt shop? Do you think your dream job would be to buy all that fabric?

We'll take a fun filled romp through the design, printing and buying processes and everything the hard working staff goes through to get you your pretty fabrics. It's not as easy as you may think!

This presentation lasts about an hour but can be slightly stretched or shortened to accommodate your time frame. It's a short PowerPoint presentation, Q&A and a sneak peek at some fabrics not yet on the store shelves! It is available in-person or virtually.

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sewing Needles

(but were too afraid to ask)

Schmetz Needles

Since I sell needles I get lots of questions about them. This has led me to a universal truth - needles are something that every quilter uses and yet there are so many things we don't know about them. What's with all the different kinds? Why so many different sizes? Do I need all those differences? If so, when and why?

Let me take you on a laugh filled journey to find all the answers.

This presentation lasts about an hour (including a hefty question and answer period) but can be slightly stretched or shortened to accomodate your time frame. It is available       in-person or virtually.

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The History Of The Sewing Machine

A Tale Of Intrigue & Espionage

Not your ordinary history lesson! We will take a look at the more humorous and salacious bits of the past that brought our beloved machines to us today. This program is a PowerPoint presentation along with antique machines and other sewing items from my personal collection for folks to look at and play with. And, don't worry, there's no test at the end!

This presentation lasts about one hour but can be slightly stretched or shortened to accommodate your time frame. The kind and type of vintage sewing machines and paraphernalia will vary but there will always be something for folks to play with.

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Every Quilt Tells A Story

A trunk show of my quilts from the early days to current times. I'll share stories of lessons learned (mistakes?), why I chose the design or fabrics that I did and the personal meanings behind some of my quilts. I'll show you my first quilt (gasp...in public?) as well as my latest. I hope this lighthearted romp will inspire others to look behind the fabrics of their own quilts...because every quilt tells a story...

This lecture is available in-person or virtually.

Workshops

Why not add on a workshop for the total Purple Moose experience!

Available in person or virtual

Vortex

This is one of those quilts that looks way more complicated than it really is. Strip pieced and cut "just so" to create an optical illusion.

Class length is 6 hours (plus a lunch break). Workshop fee is $450 for up to 20 students plus $25 for pattern and template.

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Kitchen Garden:

Choose a large scale fabric and create this wall hanging to show it off in your own kitchen garden!

Class length is 4 hours. Workshop fee is $350 for up to 20 students plus $10 pattern fee per student.

 

Shattered:

When glass breaks it picks up the colors around it and shows through the cracks creating pretty designs. That's the inspiration for this quilt.

Class length is 6 hours (plus a lunch break). Workshop fee is $450 for up to 20 students plus $12 pattern fee per student.

Sandy Toes:

Create your own flip-flops from your favorite fabrics. The fun is in the embellishments...artificial flowers, buttons, beads...it's lots of fun!

Class length is 4 hours. Workshop fee is $350 for up to 20 students plus $10 pattern fee per student. 

 

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