Teaching Schedule • Guild Programs

I am having the best time doing Zoom Guild Presentations and Guild Workshops. This has been one of the silver linings for our pandemic lives.

Guild Programs And Workshops label
Zooming is now possible all over the nation, and we can adjust timing to suit your particular time zone. I have three online classes, and currently one program (see below); I’m also giving a price break on those who schedule a Zoom Guild Program/Workshop. Contact me to schedule one for your Guild by email at opquilt using a gmail.com suffix.  

•  Abecedary of Quiltsa series of stories about quilts, the people who quilt, and how quilting touches our lives.  More than just a “I-sewed-this-square-to-this-triangle,” I tell about how quilting reflects our lives, how quilts carry stories and memories and years of our lives.  At the end I also present Power of Quilting, nine impactful ways we are affected by, and affect others, with our creative work. This is my most popular lecture.

Due to how crazy Covid-19 makes us all, the following programs are on hiatus. In other words, they have not yet been converted to a Zoom format…check back:

An Undercover Traditional Modern Art Quilter–A
m I a Modern Quilter?  Am I a Traditional Quilter? Am I an Art Quilter?  Enjoy a look at quilts that bridge all three categories, helping you define for yourself where you belong.  Hint: It can change.
Color and Value in Quilts
While we all love color, value is what makes our quilts unique, interesting and successful.  Using quilts to illustrate this, we’ll discover the why of value and the gift of color.
•  Inching My Way to Modern
Many are perplexed about what makes a quilt a modern quilt.  In this lecture, I break it down into six different descriptive elements, providing examples of quilts that illustrate each element.

Since I’ve been quilting for several decades, I have mastered a raft of skills: appliqué, embroidery, wool work, piecing, designing, free-motion quilting, mid-size machine quilting, hand-stitching, English Paper-Piecing, modern quilting, and paper piecing.  In other words, I have a multi-skill approach to quilts.

Schedule Label


July 27-28, 2020• ZOOM! • Just completed & and it was great fun!
North Cities Quilt Guild • Placentia, California CHANGED TO ZOOM!
Program (Abecedary of Quilts)  & Workshop (Merrion Square)

August 12 and 15, 2020 • ZOOM! • Another successful live-online experience!
Glendale Quilt Guild • Glendale, California
Program (Abecedary of Quilts)  & Workshop (Criss-Cross Quilt)

September 10 and 12, 2020 • ZOOM!
Madison Station Quilt Guild • Madison, Alabama (tentative)
Program (Abecedary of Quilts)  & Workshop (Criss-Cross Quilt)

October 8-9, 2020 • ZOOM!
Coastal Quilters Guild • Santa Barbara, California
Program (Abecedary of Quilts)  & Workshop (Triad Harmony)

November 5-, 2020 • ZOOM!
Acacia Quilt Guild • Buena Park, California
Program (Abecedary of Quilts)  & Workshop (not yet selected)

November 11-13, 2020 • ZOOM!
Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild• Santa Clarita, California
Program (Abecedary of Quilts) and Workshop


January 14-15, 2021 • ZOOM!
Beach Cities Quilt Guild • Mission Viejo, California
Program (Abecedary of Quilts)  & Workshop (Criss-Cross Quilt)

February 9-10, 2021• ZOOM!
Surfside Quilters Guild • San Clemente, California
Program (Abecedary of Quilts) and Workshop (Merrion Square)

March 4-6, 2021• ZOOM!
Fallbrook Quilt Guild •Fallbrook, California
Program Only (Abecedary of Quilts)

May 13-14, 2021
Orange Grove Quilters Guild(tentative) Garden Grove, California
Program and Workshop