Feedback from the Classroom

 "Kay is so calm that I feel  like it is "Zen" quilting. She is constantly giving away little tidbits of  information.  I always come away with  something new even if I have made that bock or used the technique before." -  Virginia  

   

"Patience, persistence and a positive attitude is one of  the motivating skills I have learned from our weekend retreats," - Amy              


"I'm a French beginner on Quilting, and I love the way you  measure my seams (ruler), and I pass the [1/4" seam] test...love it!" -  Diane        


"Kay provides a fun and relaxed environment so that  we have been able to stretch our skills to the next level." - Patty              


"Kay is the type of teacher everyone should have to teach you  how to quilt.  She makes you feel like no question is too stupid to ask. She not only teaches you how to quilt, but she makes you laugh in a  room full of strangers who become friends by the end of the class." - Mona

Classes We Teach

Log Cabin Class

Photo shown: HC Christmas


Quilting Level: Advanced Beginner

Time: 1 day class minimum          

2 days or a retreat is best

Options:  HC Christmas & HC Blue Lagoon 

Flower Power

Quilting Level: Any level quilter

Time: 1 day class 

Beginner Skill Builder

Quilting Level: Brand new quilters!

Time: Series of 7 classes, each class is 2 hours and preferably once a week

Options:  Sampler quilt shown below.  We provide a work-book with graphic-heavy instructions and room for notes 

Y-Seams

Photo shown: Carolina


Quilting Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Time: 1 day class or retreat

Options:  Several project options, most small in size. Bed quilt pattern available also (Diamond Flower Delight). 

Dresden Plate Class

Quilting Level: Advanced Beginner

Time: Table runner: 1 day class          

Arret door banner: 1 day class          

Aster (wall quilt): 2 days or retreat  

Crazy Runner

Quilting Level: Any level quilter

Time: 1 day class

Options:  Table runner or crazy quilt 

More Classes We Teach

Kaleidoscope

Quilting Level: Intermediate

Time: 1 day class or retreat 

Options:  Wall quilt with the potential for different block arrangements. 

Friendship Quilt

Quilting Level: Advanced Beginner

Time: 2 days or retreat 

Pot Holder Quilt

Quilting Level: Any level quilter

Time: Retreat or two-part class

Options:  Lap quilt, expandable to any size 

Paper Piecing

Quilting Level: Intermediate

Time: Retreat or two-part class

Options: Some options may be provided

FAQs About VQD Teaching

Are we willing to travel?

Yes, we like to travel.  We've travelled to upstate New York during the winter time and are more than willing to work with your shop/guild to be flexible and help you meet your quilters' needs.

Will we do guild talks?

Absolutely.  Kay is an entertaining speaker who doesn't spend the talk time selling stuff or bragging.  Her talks focus on quilts, the unique stories behind them and the reasons people make them.  When appropriate, she also mentions info or tips on the techniques used to make the quilt.

How much do we charge?

This varies.  Our standard fee is $350 for classes and talks, plus reimbursement for travel and lodging.  If you're the program coordinator for a guild and want to discuss multi-class/talk events, we will work with you to come up with a package cost.

What will we teach or talk about?

We love teaching log cabin classes and also the New Quilter Skill Builder.  A complete list of the classes we typically teach can be found on the "Classes We Teach" site.  If you're interested in other classes, please ask via phone/email.

In terms of talks, please read the second question above.