Lectures and Workshops

Lectures $400
Half Day – $500
Full Day – $700
Hourly Rate – $65

Virtual Lectures & Classes Available.

Lectures 60 to 90 minutes
Trunk Show

Every quilt is an Adventure and leads the way to the next quilt. Hear the behind the scenes tales of 49 Pieces of Chocolat and the Sewing Room Vortex; Bob’s Quilt a Six Year Saga; Twilight in the Bronx and the Case of the Seam Ripper.

Interactive Lectures

How Would I Quilt This Now: Let’s take a look at several of my quilts, how they’re quilted and what I’d do differently now. We’ll use Quilters Preview Paper, dry erase markers, mash it up with some basic design principles and explore at the possibilities.

Doodle Your Way to Better Quilting: Practice makes perfect better! Practice makes us better free-motion machine quilters, this is truth. Knowing how to practice is even better. Let’s talk about all the ways to practice our way to better quilting from doodling on paper with different color and thicknesses to doodling on fabric with thread.

Learn to Stitch with Reckless Abandon

Based on her book Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting Teri shares the quilts and stories that led to machine quilting with reckless abandon. Throughout the lecture she offers practical tips on tension (personal and machine), color choices, machine quilting feet, machine speed, and more.


Beginner Free Motion Machine Quilting
You can free-motion quilting on your home sewing machine. It’s easy when you know the tricks and tips that the “pros” use. We will learn to pair thread weight and needle size, when to adjust tension, and how shoving a queen size quilt into a 6” harp. This class covers the basics: stitch in the ditch, thread burying, straight lines and curves, moving right through to feathers. Join the machine quilting club!

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Full Day

Needles, Thread, & Tension Oh My

Pairing needles and thread well solves quilting and machine tension issues. In this talk we cover needle types and coatings, size, and how often to change the needle. We move onto a discussion of thread weight and how to pair well with needles (this is life changing!) Then tension, covering both machine and personal and how to adjust both.

The Impractical Color Wheel


A color wheel is such a fun tool to use in our quilting from piecing to free-motion machine quilting. As a class we will either sort through our stash and use the beautiful thread we’ve collected or continue building our thread stash. Teri will cover needle & thread pairing, a couple of ways to practice quilting motifs and show us the two most difficult quilting motifs: straight lines and curves.

Full or Multi Day.

Thank you so much for helping me with my quilting question. My quilting is looking so much better since I’m using your starting and stopping method. No more weird snarls or stray thread giving me a headache. Thanks again…you rock!!! – Jenice
Teri thank you so much for the wonderful class, I feel so lucky to have been in your class I can’t wait to put my five hundred hours in to be able to do a better job. I just loved the class and you – Sylvia

Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting: Learn to Stitch with Reckless Abandon

Advanced Beginner/Intermediate:
Stippling and stitch in the ditch are machine quilting go-to’s with good reason. Let’s let our foot loose and explore fun free-motion stitching. We will play with design, thread, fabric and batting to create some fun, one-of -a-kind quilts. This class focuses on trying new-to-us motifs, using our imagination and going for it with machine quilting on a domestic sewing machine.

Full or Multi

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