Certified Sue Pelland Instructor (as of 2018)

Curves add pizzazz to traditional blocks


We pursued this certification because Sue's techniques add another visual dimension to our tradition quilts designs.  Using her rulers, we've found cutting, designing and completing projects with curved pieces is easy and fun!  We are so excited to share these skills!


(Logo linked to Sue's website to verify certification)

If your shop, guild, or group of friends want to 

learn these techniques, please contact us 

so we can set something up.

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 

This class is one of quilters' all-time favorites. We've taught it numerous times over the years since we designed Flower Power in 2011.

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 



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

Strip-Pieced Compasses


Quilting Level: Any level

Time: 1 day class or retreat

Options: Various size projects

*We use the Robin Ruth ruler and book



Quilting Level: Intermediate

Time: 1 day class or retreat 

Options:  Wall quilt, round arrangement (shown) or argyle arrangement

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

Texas Star



Quilting Level: Intermediate

Time: 1 day class or retreat

Options:  Various small projects with different numbers of Texas Stars 

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.