Teaching and 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:

•  Quilt Abecedary: a Quilting Journey–a series of stories about quilting, the people who quilt, and how quilting touches our lives.
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.

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


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)

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

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

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)


March 10-11, 2020
Orange County Quilters Guild • Orange, California • Program & Workshop

April 9 and 11, 2020
TLC Quilters • San Bernardino, California • Program & Workshop

May 13, 2020
Crazy Quilters  • Laguna Woods, California • Program only

July 27-28, 2020
North Cities Quilt Guild • Placentia, California • Program and Workshop

November 12 and 14, 2020
Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild • Santa Clarita, California • Program and Workshop


February 9-10, 2021
Surfside Quilters Guild • San Clemente, California • Program and Workshop