LECTURES AND TRUNK SHOWS

We offer lectures and trunk shows for your Guilds and Quilt Shops.  

Contact us about booking an event.

All Scrapped Out!

All Scrapped Out! is a demonstration of how to make a masterpiece out of your unruly collection of scraps without pre-cutting or pre-pressing your fabrics. There is no need for pre-cut sizes. Let Penni show you how to step away from the cutting table and ironing board and just begin sewing. There is no need to purchase special rulers… you will use YOUR rulers. There is no need to cut into your stash of yardage… you will use YOUR scraps and turn them into something spectacular. Using just a few rules of experience Penni will show you how to make “free” quilts with all those leftovers others throw away.

Doodling Your Way to Free Motion Quilting

Do you desire to learn how to free-motion quilt but just can’t seem to take the leap? Having trouble breaking away from stitching-in-the-ditch or meandering? Longarm quilters make free-motion quilting look so easy but they didn’t start with feathers. They started at the very beginning and that’s where we will start.

This lecture is all about learning the beginner and entry level free motion quilting steps that you need to practice in order to work your way up to the tough stuff. We start by learning about the best teachers and resources and the easiest designs to try. We practice hand guiding with a handy homemade tool and learn how to practice right on your quilt top without leaving a mark.

Quilting Threads (Navigating the endless tips, tricks, books, blogs, patterns and products of the quilting world)

You can’t strike up a conversation with a quilter, read an article or blog or attend a class without learning a new tip or trick to make your quilting life easy. You can’t pop into a quilt shop or attend a quilt show without seeing another product or demo that can “revolutionize” your quilting. If you’ve been quilting for some time you are probably tripping over books, patterns and templates that you hardly use and missing out on some of the the products that will make your life easier. If you are new to the quilting world what exactly do you really need to buy? Everyone is a designer, blogger and lecturer. How do I know who to listen to?

Over the years I’ve been teaching I have been asked my opinion on lots of sewing topics including the best tips for getting the job done, little tricks that make life easier and your quilts just a little bit better, the best books for beginners and beyond, blogs that are useful for design, tips and techniques, the best pattern designers and some of the best (and worst) of the products on the market.

Fall Pyramids

I have made a living designing quilts and other projects around other quilters scraps, rulers, and products and have made a hobby out of learning from as many quilters and sources as I can. I would love to share some of my favorite do’s and don’ts from my quilting journey and don’t mind sharing some of my best mishaps either. Let me take you on a humorous journey navigating all the quilting world has to offer.