Sewing/Piecing Related Topics
The following presentations are of interest to ‘piecers’ and quilters.
You’ve Got a Friend Named Elmer
As ‘piecers’ we all want to achieve PERFECTLY aligned seams and matched stripes, in addition to flat, square and accurately sized blocks. In this lecture, Sue will guarantee it. Plus, she will show you how to eliminate bias stretch, create curved INSIDE borders and sew pieced circles, all without the need for pins, clips or gadgets. A MUST-SEE lecture that will ROCK your piecing world!
(Can be presented as a one-hour or 90-min. lecture. Sue prefers a 90-min. presentation)
Perfect your skills! Sue will demo a you’ve-got-to-see-it-to-believe-it technique that will teach you an amazingly simple, fast and accurate way to bind your quilts to produce show-quality results every time. Isn’t that what you’ve always wanted? Also included – ‘From Boring to Beyond’ – ideas to take your bindings to the next level.
(A 90-minute lecture)
Free-Motion Related Topics
The following presentations appeal to free-motion quilters at all levels.
Fast & Fabulous Free-Motion Grid Designs
Looking for fun, fast and fanciful background fills? Look to grid designs! Unique block-based designs are only the beginning of what Sue will share with you. How about round grid designs? No problem! Star Shapes? Yes! During this lecture/demo, Sue will show you just how fun and EASY it is to make complex-looking designs ‘fast and fabulous’ using her original designs and amazing tools. Come curious, leave inspired.
(Can be presented as a one-hour or two-hour lecture)
Spin Class – Sue’s Signature Circles
Come and learn Sue’s trademark technique of taking simple free-motion sashing designs and spinning them into grid-based, ‘impress the judge’ medallions, wreaths, blocks and borders. They are EASILY SEWN (really!) using Sue’s original designs and inventive tools.
(A one-hour lecture)
Tool Time with Sue’s Tools
An in-depth look at some amazingly crafty quilt marking tools and rulers. Sue will demo just some of the shapes possible: medallions, wreaths, multi-pointed stars (you name it, Sue’s got it), circles, squares – all adjustable in 1/8th inch increments – and hexagons. Of course, Sue will share some of her unique designs as well!
(A one-hour lecture)
Please note: Single lectures will only be offered in conjunction with a multi-day engagement, if your event is outside of a 100-mile radius of St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN. In addition, for engagements outside of this radius, Sue will request hotel and travel reimbursement.