Virtual Workshops and Lectures

Due to the coronavirus of 2020, on-site workshops are no longer safe to attend and quilters being an exceptionally friendly group were in need of an alternate source for workshops and lectures. Fortunately platforms such as Zoom are available to fill the void where workshops can be presented virtually.

 
The beauty of a virtual workshop is the workshop comes to you. The virtual process is quite simple. A video link will be emailed to each student and once activated will give each student a front row seat to see up close the thread painting demo that is taking place. While I will not be there to look over each student’s shoulder, my aim is to make it feel like I am. Just as in an on-site workshop I will be available to answer questions or to critique student’s work throughout the day of the workshop. The workshops are for quilting guilds, shows and seminars only. 


Lectures will be presented live through a platform such as Zoom


Virtual Workshops


Thread Painted Landscapes Woodlands

6 Hours - 30 Students

Learn to embellish a printed design

The Thread Painted Landscape workshops have been my most popular workshops for 20 years. In the workshop you will have the feeling you are looking over my shoulder as you view an  up-close visual of each thread painting step. Still pictures help augment each demonstration. The Woodlands project is easy enough for a beginner but creative enough for anyone that would like to sharpen their thread painting skills. A straight and zigzag stitch act as the workhorses to manipulate the thread to create each design to its completion. So come join me for some great fun!! 

Kits MUST be purchased at least two weeks prior to workshop date.

Countryside Thread Sketching

6 Hours - 30 Students

Learn how to thread sketch

Many of us have a photograph or memory of a favorite landscape that we would love to thread sketch but just aren't sure how to go about it. In this workshop you will learn how simple thread sketching can be just by using only a straight and zigzag stitch. The comprehensive video is almost like having a private lesson with me. By the end of the workshop you will be confident to transfer what you have learned on a photograph or memory of your own. 

Kits MUST be purchased at least two weeks prior to workshop date.

Embellishing Printed Fabric with Thread Painting

6 Hours - 30 Students

A ready made background to embellish

Black and white fabric is prevalent in most quilt shops and is a very creative option to thread paint some amazing designs. Thread painting on commercial fabric is as easy as 1.2.3. In this workshop you will learn how to blend thread to make the finished flower look realistic. With the design printed, it is easy to begin your thread painting adventure. The comprehensive video is almost like having a private lesson with me. Once you have taken this workshop, you will never look at black and white fabric the same again. 

Kits MUST be purchased at least two weeks prior to workshop date.

Simple Thread Painting

3 Hours - 30 Students

A simple project to start with

Never thread painted before? Then this workshop is a great place to start. A straight and zigzag stitch are the little work horses and a pre-printed design easily guides you through each step so no stress about how to proceed. The comprehensive video is almost like having a private lesson with me. So why not spend a few hours and learn a new technique to add to your quilting arsenal.

Kits MUST be purchased at least two weeks prior to workshop date.

Thread Painting and Thread Sketching Combined

6 Hours - 30 Students

A great workshop to learn both thread painting and thread sketching

This workshop will introduce you to both thread painting and thread sketching. A pre-printed design easily guides you through each step to assure your success right from the start. The straight and zigzag stitch creates magic right before your eyes. The comprehensive video is almost like having a private lesson with m. So come see how easy the process is and how much fun creating designs in thread can be.

Kits MUST be purchased at least two weeks prior to workshop date.


Virtual Lectures


An Unexpected Journey

1 Hour

Some twenty plus years ago I picked up a little wooden hoop and a piece of stabilizer and that moment sent me on a totally unexpected yet enjoyable journey into the world of thread painting. Never in my wildest dreams did I think a little thread and stabilizer could produce such fun and creative designs. While thread painting can look complicated, it is actually quite easy. With 20 years of making thread painting quilts and teaching to anyone that will listen there is a story to tell. The lecture will demonstrate my thread painting technique, some fun and humorous stories and lastly a virtual trunk slide show of quilts from my first thread painted quilt to my latest competitive quilt. 

Please contact Nancy via email for current workshop and lecture fees