January / February workshops have been added

Machine pieced and quilted NYB pillow - back

Happy holidays to everyone. I hope you had a chance to celebrate with family and friends in some way. I had a quiet celebration with my loved ones, just the way I like it. And now that the food has been eaten, the presents have been opened and things have slowed down a bit … I made time to post the classes for the New Year. What a better way to celebrate the arrival of 2021 than with a new workshop.

If you’d taken one of these classes and would like to take it again, please let me know as I offer deep discounts to returning students to take the same workshop as a refresher or as an option to do further explorations.

I am excited to offer some oldies such as:

Monoprinting without a Press where you will learn how to use a gelli plate, plexiglass plate or even a transparency in a pinch to create stunning one-of-a-kind design using different methods. Lots and lots of samples of my own work to see and discuss and different techniques to try. You will get to experiment with of my favourite techniques: layering – to obtain wonderful results that you will be able to use as stand-alone pieces or as the beginnings to new explorations. This is a 4-hour workshop and the price includes a 30-page instructional booklet.

Sophisticated Monoprinting with Stencils and Masks where you will learn to make your own stencils and masks and combine them with a gelli plate and/or plexiglass plate and acrylic or fabric paint to create shapes on fabric to achieve stunning patterns. This is a 3-hour workshop. I work with rock shapes but you can make any shape you want. You can print on white or black fabric, or on a previously printed piece of fabric as seen below, where I used a monoprinted piece and added more to the base design.

Have you ever gone to a quilt show and stood in front of a New York Beauties quilt and thought “I wish I could do that”? Now you can! I am very excited to offer the New York Beauties Block Pillow workshop. This is a 2-day workshop, 3 hours each day, where you will learn a wonderful technique to sew and trim the blocks so when they are ready to be sewn together they are all the same size: no distortion, no wonkiness … Foundation paper piecing for the arc will be shown. On day one, you will learn how to foundation paper piece the arcs and then sew the blocks and on day 2 you will learn how to trim the blocks and add the borders and, with partial seams, sew the top of the pillow together. I hope you can join me. I’m offering two kits for this workshop: one includes the full size printed patters plus the arcs for foundation paper piecing printed on Fun-dation, a man-made material that does not need to be torn out (as opposed to paper). The second kit includes all fabrics for the top of the pillow. Kits will be available in the Store under Kits shortly.

The New York Beauties Block Pillow workshop is now on sale until January 3rd so register soon to enjoy some savings!

Other workshops being offered again are: Rocks, Pebbles and Stones Oh My!, Introduction to TAP – Transfer Artist Paper, and Make your Quilts Sing with Digital Imagery – Editing Photos with PowerPoint

Hope you can join me for some of these. If you see any other workshops on my website you’d like me to offer online, drop me a note. I’m always happy to hear from you.

All the best for 2021. Here’s to a New Year full of creative moments and colourful scraps. Stay happy, safe and keep creating.


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  1. I’m interested in your monoprinting classes. I’ve little experience with printing. Do you recommend one class over the other for beginners? Thank you.

    1. Hi Anita,

      Thanks for your comment. I think that if you’d like to start with monoprinting, the Monoprinting without a Press will give you a broader experience with the gelli plate as we will be exploring different techniques and layering. The Sophisticated Monoprinting explores working with stencils and masks which we also cover a bit on the Monoprinting without a Press class. Hope this answers some of your questions; if you need anything further, don’t hesitate to write to me again.

      Happy New Year to you and hope to meet you in class. All the best,


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