A little about my workshops
- My workshops are REALLY fun and informative!
- I have pieced workshops, applique workshops and workshops that make you stretch!
- All of my workshops are friendly, casual and above all else FUN!
- The workshops always include the project pattern free.
A little about my lecture presentation
- I present a fun and entertaining look at my life as a quilter.
- My stories, tips and ideas help inspire quilters to try new techniques.
- I show how to use color to highlight the fabrics in your quilt.
I love to quilt, I love teaching, and I can't wait to meet you and your group, we will have a great time!
Comments from happy quilters:
"Several Members said you made one of the best presentations they had ever seen. We enjoyed having your Quilts Hanging on the Quilt Stands. Members commented on the fact that they kept focusing again and again on them as you pionted out various aspects of your design process."
"As a retired teacher of 39 years, I must compliment you on your ability to teach your concepts. ... Your circulation around the room, helping the student to focus on one key thing that will make a difference in their palette, was masterful..." Diane, NJ.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the class and hope to take classes from you in the future..." Linda, GA
"I LOVED your class!...You are a very tatented person and also a great teacher. Several ladies from the class were commenting on how great your explantions were and how much they enjoyed your class..." Kathy, PA
Workshops are 6 hours long and have a limit of 22 students:
"Wild and Free" - create quilts with personality
Learn Pat's tricks to "punch up" your applique quilt backgrounds. No more neutral tan or beige backings. Bring on the Color and the pattern to make your quilts sing! Pat's classic and popular "Mama's Garden" is the project quilt. Then we will spend the day making the most spectacular background for your applique.
Skill level: Intermediate and up.
Pat's Mama's Garden pattern included Free for each student ($8.00 value).
FYI – if your event is also hosting a machine appliqué class, bring the top to the next class and work on the appliqué.
CLICK HERE to see backgrounds and quilts made in this workshop. This will give you an idea of the type of quilt YOU can make!
"The Magic of EASY Machine Appliqué" - draw, cut, machine stitch, so easy anyone can do it!
Fast, Fun and you learn ALL of Pat's tips for making soft fusible appliqué! In class you will create a sample to test your stitching. She walks you through each step of the appliqué process, from cutting to getting a great size blanket stitch on your machine. The project is "Little Blue Bird" pattern.
Skill level: Beginner and up.
Pat's Little Blue Bird pattern included Free for each student ($8.00 value).
Recommended book: "Teach Me to Applique"
CLICK HERE to see versions of my Little Blue Bird
"Scrap Happy Trash Bag Quilts" - learn how to make improvisational blocks and create a quilt from your fabric 'trash'!.
Use your fabric scraps in innovative ways! I show you multiple ways to piece your 'trash' and turn them into FREE quilts! Or how about those swap blocks you never used? Maybe they didn't look great together, maybe they were different sizes or you didn't have enough of them. Bring them to class and learn how to Kiss this project DONE!
- Learn to make improv blocks
- Make Trash Bag Fabric – focus on fabric scraps
- Taking blocks you already own and making them sing
- Create "Kiss" blocks to set into a quilt.
- Make stars!
- I will show you several ways to sew up your scraps and turn them into FREE quilts!
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Skill level: Beginner and up.
CLICK HERE to see blocks and quilts from workshops
"Quilting with Espresso .... Quilts, Creativity, and fun chat! with Pat Sloan"
Pat's fun, fast moving and very lively slide
presentation takes you from her 'First First Quilt' to her latest and greatest adventures in quilting. Along the way you'll learn some great tips to faster quilting, how she does her appliqué, figure out what it means to work in series (it's good!), and find out where she is on the internet so you can hang out with her!
55 to 60 minutes long. Combinations of real quilts and slide show.
What is needed - A screen to project the show onto.