Teaching Schedule • Guild Programs

I generally book only one class a month, but am open to inquiries about doubling up.  Where you see two classes in a month, one is generally a hybrid class.  I already have some dates blocked out for family and quilting events, so please contact me for availability here at opquilt using a gmail.com suffix.

Guild Programs And Workshops label
I am available for teaching classes in the local Southern California area (some distance slots are available). Programs can be adapted for your guild’s needs and preferences; please contact me for availability and fees.  Some of my trunk show themes are:

•  Abecedary of Quilts–a 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.  This is my most popular lecture.
An Undercover Traditional Modern Art Quilter–Am 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.
 The Influence of Technology on Quilting–A look at trends, techniques, territory and terrabytes: how the world wide web has influenced our quilting, for better and for worse.
•  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


January 20-25 Unavailable (Road to California)

Febrary 18-26 Unavailable (QuiltCon in Austin, TX!)

March 7, 2020
Inland Empire Modern Quilt Guild • Riverside, California
Hands-on Program (a new 60 minutes hybrid): English Paper Piecing

March 10-11, 2020
Orange County Quilters Guild • Orange, California
Program (Abecedary of Quilts)  & Workshop (Home, Sweet Home)

April 9 and 11, 2020  CANCELLED B/C OF COVID-19
TLC Quilters • Covina, California • Program & Workshop
Program (Abecedary of Quilts)  & (tentative) Workshop

May 7 and 9, 2020
Acacia Quilt Guild • Buena Park, California
Program (Abecedary of Quilts)  & Workshop (English Paper Piecing)

May 13, 2020
Crazy Quilters  • Laguna Woods, California
Program Only (Abecedary of Quilts)

July 27-28, 2020
North Cities Quilt Guild • Placentia, California
Program (Influence of Technology on Quilting)  & Workshop (Two for One: Merrion Square and Home, Sweet Home)

July 29 through August 11, 2020 Unavailable

August 12 and 15, 2020
Glendale Quilt Guild • Glendale, California
Program (Influence of Technology on Quilting)  & Workshop

September 2020 Unavailable

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

November 12 and 14, 2020
Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild • Santa Clarita, California
Program (Undercover Traditional Modern Art Quilter) and Workshop


January 14-15, 2021
Beach Cities Quilt Guild • Mission Viejo, California • Program and Workshop

February 9-10, 2021
Surfside Quilters Guild • San Clemente, California
Program (Abecedary of Quilts) and Workshop (Free-Motion Quilting)

March 4-6, 2021
Fallbrook Quilt Guild •Fallbrook, California
Program and Workshop

March 14-15, 2021
Orange Grove Quilters Guild(tentative) Garden Grove, California
Program and Workshop



April 16-17, 2019
Utah Valley Quilt Guild • Provo, Utah • Program and Workshop

May 14 and May 18, 2019
Valley of the Mist Quilters Guild • Temecula, California • Program and Workshop

August 21-22, 2019
Pass Patchers • Beaumont, California • Program and Workshop (Merrion Square and Far Away Doors)

August 24 and August 26, 2019
Inland Empire Quilters Guild • Corona, CA • Program and Workshop (EPP: English Paper Piecing)

September 12-14, 2019
Antelope Valley Quilt Association • Antelope Valley, CA • Program and Workshop (FMQ: Free Motion Quilting)

October 5, 2019
Inland Empire Modern Quilt Guild • Riverside, CA • Program Only

October 24-25, 2019
Citrus Belt Quilters • Redlands, California • Program and Workshop (Two for One: Merrion Square and Home, Sweet Home mini quilts)

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