Guild Lecture/Trunk Show/Workshop
As a lifetime teacher, my joy is sharing my story, quilts and techniques with other quilters. I would love to visit your guild and share the Dash Quilting story and philosophy with your members. My lecture is quite different and well received by all. My trunk show consists of over 30+ inspiring quilts. I do have a full-time job at the University of Central Florida where I teach in the College of Education, but my schedule is quite flexible. Just contact me well in advance to work out a mutually agreeable date for your event.
Typically, I charge $200 to present my 1 hour lecture and trunk show. In most cases, I charge $350 to teach a full day class (6 hours). However, if your guild is very small, I can work on a sliding scale fee for my services. All classes require students to purchase my "In a Dash" set of templates (retail price is $34.99). I always offer registered students a one-time 10% discount on any products they purchase from me on the date of the class. The set includes 3 patterns and a small package of non-slip grip material. Registered students will receive a special bonus pattern as a thank you gift from me.
If your guild is more than 30 miles from my home on Merritt Island, Florida, or my other home in The Villages, Florida, I do charge .35 cents per mile, round trip. If overnight travel is necessary, I am more than happy to lodge with a member provided the home is non-smoking. Some travel requires a hotel stay and/or a flight. Hotel and air fare is the responsibility of the guild. I do travel out of Orlando, so we will be able to take advantage of very low fares. I am a huge fan of Spirit Air which offers the cheapest flights around, but if I am booked on Southwest, I am able to bring more quilts to share as they allow 2 big suitcases which I stuff as full as I can!
The only thing I enjoy more than teaching a class is teaching a retreat! Please consider hiring me to teach your next 2 or 3 day retreat. I offer a wonderful program that gives participants a choice of working on 3 different quilts.
"Choice A" students work on a standard "In a Dash" quilt and are 99% guaranteed to finish within 2 days... nothing beats taking a COMPLETED quilt top home from a retreat!
"Choice B" is a bit more involved as students will slice and dice their "In a Dash" blocks and create a scrappy quilt. In past retreats, most students who opt for Choice B also complete their quilt top within 2 days and are driving home with a completed quilt top!
Ready for a challenge? "Choice C" folks choose from 2 different patterns, each one a beautiful combination of "In a Dash" blocks and Half Square Triangles using Bloc Loc methods and tools.
If the above program is not what you have in mind, I am able to customize a program to meet your students' needs. Just contact me to discuss your ideas and I will put my expertise to work.
Prices for retreats vary. Please contact me o discuss your needs.
Quilt Shop Demonstrations and Classes
I love mom and pop brick and mortar quilt shops and want to support you! Contact me to learn how I can inspire your customers and teach them how to use my "In a Dash" templates and/or Bloc Loc rulers. When I teach a class, I like to meet with the shop owner in advance to learn what products their customers are familiar or not familiar with in order to promote products that will help them create something beautiful! I am a life-long Viking girl, but I am familiar with most machines, and if given a quick refresher, I will be able to help students take advantage of your machine's best features.
Let me know how many students in advance of the class and I can hand deliver merchandise... no shipping!
Prices for Quilt Shop programming varies. Please contact me to discuss your needs.