Classes and Lectures

Betty offers a variety of hands-on workshops for her hand applique and hand quilting techniques. She also offers some topics in lecture format.

Betty has also recently gone high tech in her workshops! She now teaches with the use of a video camera and projector so her students can see every detail of her live demonstrations.

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Blooming Flowers Workshop

All Levels
6 Hours
12" x 12" Finished Size

Learn how to make perfect needle-turn curves and sharp points. You will learn Betty's method for skinny 1/8" stems the easy way. Flower centers are stuffed to add dimension to the flowers. Embroidery enhances the flowers.


Friendship Flowers Workshop

Intermediate to Advanced
6 Hours
21" x 21" Finished Size

Learn the techniques for making several flowers using the needle-turn method. The flowers have stuffed centers. You will learn Betty's method for skinny 1/8" stems the easy way. Embroidery enhances the designs.


Rhythmic Hues Workshop

Intermediate to Advanced
6 Hours
28" X 28.5" Finished Size

Experience the pleasure of needle-turn appliqué when you make this quilt. Learn the importance of light/dark relationship to balance your art and keep the eye moving. Notice how the 1/8" vine adds a graceful flow and pulls all the elements together. Betty will teach her method of making skinny stems the easy way.


Cyclamen Workshop

Intermediate to Advanced
6 Hours
16.5" X 21" Finished Size

Learn to manipulate colors to bring life to this delightful bouquet of flowers. You will learn to make perfect concave and convex curves and sharp points. Betty will teach her method of making skinny stems the easy way.


Grapes Workshop

6 Hours
16 x 16.5" Finished Size

Grapevine wreath in all its glory with an abundance of grape clusters. Learn to appliqué sharp outside and inside points and tight inside curves. Conquer the circles to make the grapes. Embroidered tendrils add the finishing touch.


After The Harvest Workshop

3 Hours
16 x 16.5" Finished Size

Bring life to the grapevine wreath with autumn colored leaves. Learn to appliqué sharp outside and inside points and tight inside curves. Embroidered tendrils add the finishing touch.



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Lily Patch Workshop 1: Flower Highlights

All Levels
6 Hours

Add highlights to flowers to make them glow using ink and dye sticks.


Lily Patch Workshop 2: Highlighted Flower Appliqué

All Levels
6 Hours

Once you've finished your beautifully highlighted lily flowers, learn to appliqué your flowers with perfectly needle-turned curves and sharp points. You will also learn Betty's method for skinny 1/8" stems the easy way.


Lily Patch Workshop 3: Lily Patch without Flower Highlights

All Levels
6 Hours

Learn to appliqué flowers with perfectly needle-turned curves and sharp points. You will also learn Betty's method for skinny 1/8" stems the easy way.


Amaryllis Workshop

Beginner to Intermediate
6 Hours
15" x 15" Finished Size

Needle turn appliqué is fun and easy. Learn sharp points, smooth curves and Betty’s easy way to make skinny stems.


Tulip Garden Workshop

Beginner to Intermediate
6 Hours
11" x 15.5" Finished Size

Achieve skinny stems the easy way, smooth curves, sharp V’s and points along with reverse appliqué.


Mayflowers Aglow Workshop

Intermediate to Advanced
6 Hours
12.5" x 15" Finished Size

Watch the flowers glow as you stitch your needle turn appliqué. Learn sharp points and smooth curves. Achieve easy skinny stems and small stuffed flower centers.



Hand Quilting Workshops


Drafting Feathered Quilting Designs Workshop

All Levels
3 Hours

Learn how to draw and design your own feathered quilting designs. It is fun and easy. Make your quilting design totally your own! No more looking in books or stores for a design that is never quite right. The first half of the workshop I will teach you the design technique. The second half you can bring your quilt in and I will help you decide on the design you can draw.


Trapunto Workshop

All Levels
3 Hours

Achieve the skill to add beautiful trapunto to your quilts with no markings on the top of the quilt. Trapunto adds another element to the quilt design and added beauty to the quilt. Click here to see a sample of how Betty uses trapunto in her quilts.


Hand Quilting Workshop

All Levels
3 Hours

Preserve the art of hand quilting. You will learn how to mark your quilting design and the different batting types. I will guide you through the process of achieving even stitches by rocking your needle and how to save your fingertips while you are doing it.


Lectures

Tips On Making A Blue Ribbon Quilt Lecture

1 Hour

Discover the important details the judge is looking for so your next quilt will wear a blue ribbon. Within driving distance I will bring a trunk showcase and share my award winning quilts with you. For greater distances I will bring slides or a powerpoint presentation.


Stitched By Hand Lecture

1 Hour

Discover how my quilts come to life. This is a digital presentation on how I get ideas, design, dye fabric, hand appliqué and hand quilt.


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