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Classes

I offer a variety of technique, art, and quilting classes. If you are interested in booking a class or series of workshops please contact me below with your prefered class(es) and dates.

Machine Quilting



Discover the possibilities of machine quilting with your own machine.
We will discuss threads, needles, different battings and so much more.
This is a skilling-building class that will encourage you to drop your shoulders
as well as your feed dogs. Take the next step to finishing your projects!








Fusible Appliqué



Raw Edge/fusible Appliqué is a fun
and simple way to create beautiful quilted pieces. 
In this class, Monique will teach
you her tips and tricks for using different
​types of fusible, fabric choices to make your creation pop,
and how to get comfortable stitching down your projects.






Thread Play on Appliqué



Where 'function' meets FUN! A class designed to increase your comfort
level stitching down your appliqué projects as well as invite a sense of
play in your use of threads!








Artful Applique

Explore adding the 3rd dimension to your projects using the fun new product Terial Magic.
You can choose either Hollyhocks, Sunflowers or Indian Paintbrush or Poppies to brighten up your wall
while you learn how easy it is to include 3-D petals. We will also cover some basic fusible applique tips
and techniques, stitching and quilting ideas all while you create a garden of fabric flowers!

Thread Painting



Give your projects added depth and dimension by using thread to embellish and emphasize or
even create an entire focus piece out of thread. This is a skill building class that will help you
engage your creativity and drop your feed dogs.

Intro to Thread Painting (*kits available)
Thread Painting 201 (*kits available)
Thread Painting Plus (Intermediate and Advanced techniques) 
Classes can be tailored to fit a specific theme or need. 



Bobbin Work



Can’t resist all those incredible decorative threads that won’t fit through a
sewing-machine needle, why not try bobbin work? In this class we’ll explore
the decorative stitches on your sewing machine, as well as play with free motion
embroidery techniques used in thread art.







Fabulous Felted Creations

The world is full of beautiful fibers just waiting to be part of your next art quilt!  
In this class we explore the combination of needle-felting, couching and thread art to make unique
fiber creations, and discover the perfect quilted background on which to display them. 

One and two-day workshops available.

Landscape Quilts



Turn your landscape or floral photos into beautiful quilted pieces!  
In this class we’ll go over some of my favorite techniques to create
original wall hangings, using your own photo as an inspiration. 
Come and learn a combination of skills that will give you the
confidence to create unique and personal works of art!  
Raw-edge or fusible appliqué experience is useful ​but not required.


Recommended two-day workshop, but one day classes are also available.



Adding the 3rd Dimension



Explore adding extra depth to your art quilts using
the fun new product Terial Magic.  In this class we'll
create a small wall hanging designed to show you
how easy it is to include three dimensional petals
in a garden of fabric flowers!

1/2 day and one day workshops available





Creative Backgrounds

The perfect background can turn
a beautiful focus art piece into a
stunning one.  These classes offer
a wide variety of techniques (including
tiled, mosaic and woven backgrounds)
that will widen your options as you create
unique and wonderful works of art.
​Single Day Creative Background Classes Include:  
Radiant Landscapes
Quilted Woven Wonders 
The 'Sky's the limit!
Felting

Creative Backgrounds: Radiant Landscapes:

The perfect background can turn a beautiful focus piece into a stunning one. In this class
we will explore how playing with color, value and texture can create wonderful quilted works
of art using Gloria Loughman's book: Radiant Landscapes. Use your creation to highlight an applique,
or let the play of color and texture become a pillow, bag or abstract quilted creation.  

*One day, or two-day class.

*Kits available

 

Creative Backgrounds: Painted Landscapes

Design and create a unique landscape quilt based on a personal photograph or choose
from a basic drawing available for students. We will play with the concepts of perspective,
balance and focal point as well as adding color to fabric and layering techniques.

 

*recommended as a two-day class,but one day workshop also available.

 

 

Creative Backgrounds: Abstract Landscapes

Play with patterns, color, light and design as we create wonderfully fun and striking landscapes.
We will also cover techniques of using uncommon fabrics, painting and other embellishments to enhance your work.

*One day, or two-day class.



Fabric Painting



Turn plain fabric into a work of art!  Great for creating your own unique backgrounds,
stunning skies for landscape quilts or fun textured prints for any purpose.  
A chance to try a number of techniques with no experience needed!


One Day workshops available






Color Your Quilt



A fun and simple way to bring your fabric projects to life using
Inktense watercolor pencils. Easy to control, blend and completely
permanent when finished, these pencils will become one of your favorite
'tools in the box'. If you're looking for a way to enhance your projects,
add some extra fun to your quilted works, or just enjoy coloring--this class is for you! 

1/2 Day and One Day workshops available





Twice Painted Quilts

What do you get when you combine coloring on fabric and thread painting?
Unique, beautiful quilted creations! In this class we will explore creating some
simple watercolor drawings on fabric and then embellishing them with thread.
Schedule a play date with your inner child!

One and two-day workshops available.








Out of the Box
:

Expand your horizons (and your photos) using a combination of inktense pencils and thread painting.
This technique will show you the joy of coloring outside of the lines!

One and two day workshops available

Ba-Da Bling!:

Explore different ways to add sparkle, shine and fun to your quilting. In this class we'll play with
Hot fix crystals, angelina, foil, lutradur and iridescent medium to add a little extra shine to your life and your projects.

*One day class.

½ day or short demo options available.

*Kits Available

 

 
Creating Quilted Visual Texture with Lutradur:

Explore the different ways to use Lutradur to add interest and dimension to art quilts.
Lutradur is a fun fiber that you can stitch through, print on, paint, distress,
and is even strong enough to make a lampshade with!

*One day class

 

 

Sculpted Butterflies:

Create your own shaped butterfly to adorn your quilt, hat, bag or even clothing!
Heat Moldable batting quilts just like normal but upon heating it becomes stiff and
moldable into shapes which become permanent once cool!

*One day class