Quilt Guild Lectures & Workshops: Sara Miller-Moe has been educating quilters across the country for years. Her lectures inspire the beginner to the most seasoned quilters to expand their creativity when it comes to quilting. Sara is available to speak to your Quilt Guild, Association, Quilt Shop Customers, or any other group. Sara is currently booking for 2013 and 2014 and her schedule is filling up fast. Contact Sara at email@example.com for scheduling and fees.
Winding Curves Workshop: This workshop uses the Sew Inspired Design System™ Winding Curves Template, a fun “out of the box” template that creates a unique art quilt. The picture to the right shows the quilt that will be made in this workshop. Students will be taught Sara’s unique foolproof EZ curved piecing techniques so that even beginning quilters can sew perfect curved quilt blocks. Students will make the blocks for the Winding Curves quilt top and learning how to put them together to create a unique art quilt. Quilt design, and composition will be taught as well as tips and tricks for sewing curved pieced blocks. Sara will show the many different layout options to create original designs. This is a 6 hour hands-on class and students will be provided templates to use in the workshop and for purchase after the class.
Sew Inspired Design System Overview Workshop
Learn how to make beautiful & unique quilts and art quilt with the fun and easy to use Sew Inspired Design System. This workshop will be an overview workshop that will teach the fundamentals of designing quilts using the Sew Inspired Design System Templates.
You will learn:
- How to cut pieces for your blocks using templates with a rotary cutter and tips and tricks to make cutting easy and accurate.
- How to accurately sew blocks with curved seams using the foolproof “EZ Pinless Method”
- Design principles using the Sew Inspired Design system and how to combine blocks for amazing designs
- Color theory and fabric selection ideas for making beautiful and creative quilts
- How to make perfect blocks that will all match up effortlessly when you go to sew them together into your beautiful finished quilt top.
- and much more!
This class will be a great class for beginners to advance quilters and will teach you all the basics to get started making your own unique quilt designs using the Sew Inspired design templates.
Spinning Pinwheels Workshop: This workshop is designed to teach all levels of quilters, from beginners to advanced quilters, the fastest easiest and most accurate method of doing curved piecing. In this workshop Sara teaches how to make the Spinning Pinwheel quilt using her fast, fun, foolproof pinless EZ method for curved piecing. This is a 6 hour workshop and the students will make a four block quilt using the Spinning Pinwheel Templates from the Sew Inspired Design System™. The class teaches students tips and tricks for accurate rotary cutting, how to perfectly square up your blocks so that all seams are in exactly the right position on the block and how to design unique Spinning Pinwheel quilts with Sara’s innovative design system. how to make perfectly accurate curved blocks. Students will never again fear sewing curved blocks after they learn the secrets to pinless, pucker-free, perfect curved seams, which produce precise, accurate blocks. The class includes lots of embellishment tips and techniques for producing award winning quilts as well as a lesson on color theory and fabric selection. Students will be provided the templates needed for the class and will be available for purchase.
Winding Curves and Basic Building Blocks: This workshop is designed to teach all levels of quilters from beginners to advanced quilters. Nationally known quilt instructor and author, Sara Miller-Moe teaches you how to make a Winding Curves Quilt using a fast, fun, foolproof, & pin-less method for curved piecing. You will never fear curved blocks again once you have learned Sara’s innovative method for piecing curves. Students will learn how to use the Sew Inspired Winding Curves Design kit to make unlimited creative and innovative quilt designs. This workshop teaches the basic block construction, design elements, color theory, fabric selection and lots of embellishment tips and techniques to produce beautiful and unique quilts. With the Sew Inspired Design System™ you can combine Sara’s Templates with standard building blocks that are based on nine patch block variations to come up with unlimited quilt designs. Templates will be provided for your use during class and can be purchased from Sara on the day of the class. Come join us to learn Sara’s fun and exciting techniques and the endless designs possibilities using the Sew Inspired Design System™.
Imperfect Quilting for the Perfect Quilt: This is a great way for beginning quilters to get beyond their fear and hesitation of building their own quilts. Sara shows you some of her favorite easy quilting techniques that will always create a beautiful finished look. There are no quilt police in Sara’s classroom as she loves to break traditional quilting rules. Learn her secrets to successful quilting with specialty threads. Sara loves to quilt with Metallic threads and will show you all her tricks to sucessfully using those feared but fun threads.
From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Learn ten embellishment techniques that will turn your quilts into a true work of art. In this lecture/demo class Sara shows you ten of her favorite ways to embellish quilts. She will discuss many tips and tricks that will help you add some glitz to really spice up your quilts.
Creativity, Curves, Color & Embellishments - Creating Award Winning “Out-of-the-Box” Quilts
Sara’s lecture and trunk show inspires both beginning, as well as advanced quilters, through her unique innovative style which is shown in her many highly embellished and “Out-of-the-Box” Quilts. Sara will discuss creativity and how to enhance and assist you in becoming more creative in your design ability as well as your confidence in your color and fabric selections. She will talk about her top 10 embellishment techniques, and show you how she uses them in her quilts. Sara’s will “Wow” you, showing her large colorful and unique collection of her quilts.
Lecture Demo Needle Felting – A Creative New Trend in Fiber Art: Learn the latest methods in Machine Needle Felting. Sara demonstrates various techniques and materials you can use to create truly uniquely Fiber Art. Learn all the different materials and fibers that can be incorporated into your project with a needle felting machine. This is a new and fun way to add some great texture and amazing elements to your art quilt and other creative projects and artwork.
Creativity – When Life gets in the Way: Everyone experience challenges in their lives and when they do, being creative is the last thing that most people care about. When someone is experiencing tough times, being creative can be the best medicine to get their life back on track. Sara will share some of her own challenges and experiences and how creativity helped her get back to enjoying life and expressing her creativity. In her lecture she shares ways to find inspiration for design and how to select great colors schemes to create award winning quilts.
Sara’s Sew Inspiring Trunk Show: Sara’s collection brightly color and highly embellished quilts and fiber art will truly inspired her audience. A trunk show can be incorporated into her creativity lecture for Guild meetings.
Email Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org for available lecture dates and workshop fees.