I am excited to be using a camera and projector for all my machine quilting demos in my workshops. All the details of each machine quilting technique are visible, even in the back of the room.
Now, everyone has the best 'seat' in the house!
Scroll down this page to check out my workshops. I'm developing new workshops all the time, so check back or contact me if you have any questions.
My lectures are on the next page.
Fabulous Free Motion Fills
Bananas, Spirals, Swirls & More!
Learn to create free motion background fills that you can sew without pre-marking your quilt. You will practice stitching many different fill designs and invent your own! Discover the ingredients of a great background that will show off your quilting motifs. Experiment with different thread colors to enrich the texture and dimension of your designs.
Heirloom Machine Quilting
Take your machine quilting to the next level! Learn free motion quilting techniques using your home sewing machine, and create an heirloom quality wholecloth wall hanging.
Trapunto, or "stuffed work" adds dramatic dimensional effects to your quilts. Learn machine techniques that make it easy to include trapunto elements in your quilts. Gain confidence in your machine quilting as you practice echo quilting, straight line grids, and stippling.
Elegant Quilting Backgrounds
Classic Grid-based Designs for your Quilt
The background designs of many classic and antique quilts are based on simple yet elegant grid quilting. Learn how to safely mark grid patterns on your quilt and then practice the easiest way to stitch these designs. Straight and curved grids, spirals, rays, and thread choices will be covered in this free motion quilting class.
All About Feathers
This machine quilting class will teach you to sew graceful feathers on your home sewing machine. You'll learn to choose background motifs that will make your quilting designs jump off your quilt. Use stencils or design your own feathers and add elegance to all your quilts.
The Free Motion Feathered Bag!
Learn to sew graceful feathers using free motion quilting techniques on your home sewing machine. Construct an easy tote pattern and turn it into a beautiful and stylish purse. Learn how to draw and quilt graceful feathers, and choose the right backgrounds to show off the feather motifs. Choose from different feather patterns created by Diane just for this workshop.