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Monique has been teaching traditional and art quilting techniques for over 12 years
at her home studio, independent quilt shops, festivals, guilds, trade shows and quilt markets.
Her classes always include focus on becoming a more confident quilter
and finding the joy in following your art.


Would you like to book a class or workshop?
CLICK HERE to see a list of workshops and classes available to schedule,
Or use the drop down menu under the Calendar tab
and select 'Sample Classes and Workshops".

If you are interested in booking a class or workshop use the Contact Us tab on the top menu bar.

Upcoming Classes and Events


ON LINE CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE
Theses classes (sponsored by The Original Sewing and Quilting Expo) are live on-line classes that are also recorded and available to you for a full year after the day of class! You will be emailed a link from Sewing Expo prior to class and then also receive a link to the recorded version a few days after class has ended.

 2021

Radiant Landscapes: Sunset at the Lake (online)
The perfect background can turn a beautiful focus art piece into a stunning art piece. In this class we will explore Gloria Loughman's applique tiling technique and discuss how to use different fabrics and colors to create a "light source", giving your work the look of glowing from within. We will cover basic applique techniques, tips and tricks for composition and quilting and finishing ideas. Come play in a new world of coloring with fabric! Bring your own fabric or purchase optional kit.
Saturday, January 9, 2021
12:00 PM-4:00 PM  Eastern Time
Click here to register

Sunset at the Lake Class Kit


Creative Backgrounds: Simply Curvy Woven Background (Online)
The perfect background can turn a simple focus piece into a stunning one. Creative Background 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.  In this class, we will explore creating a simply curvy woven project along with basic stitching and quilting options, add applique and create a stunning curvy background that will give your focal point just the right amount of punch. Bring your own fabric or purchase optional kit.
Saturday, January 23, 2021
12:00 PM-3:00 PM
To register CLICK HERE
Simple Curvy Woven Background Kit

Ba-Da BLING (for Spring!)  (online)
Explore different ways to add sparkle, shine, and fun to your quilting and sewing projects. Embellishments are a quick and easy way to jazz up wall hangings, table runners, quilts, or even give your favorite garment or bag a new look. In this class we'll embellish with Angelina, deco foil, Lutradur and fabric treated with Terial Magic™ to create a cute little spring wall hanging perfect to hang in your home or office to add a little extra shine to your life!
Class Kit

Saturday, February 6, 2021
12:00 PM-3:00 PM (Easter Time)
To Register CLICK HERE

Ba Da Bling for Spring Kit

Creative Backgrounds: Half Circle Woven Landscape  (online)
Continue to build your Creative background skills with Monique’s Half-Circle Woven Landscape. Learn techniques that will expand your options as you create unique and wonderful works of art. Skills like basic stitching and quilting, and applique will also be covered, incorporating Monique's great tips for each. You may never stitch in a straight line again!  Class Kit
Saturday, February 20, 2021
12:00 PM-3:00 PM  (Easter Time)
Click HERE to register

woven landscape class kit
 

Past Classes::::::

What's Up Buttercup
ARTFUL APPLIQUE: WHAT'S UP BUTTERCUP?
Saturday, Oct 31st  10:00-2:00 (Mountain Time)
Brighten up your day with this whimsical three-dimensional wall hanging. Monique will cover some basic fusible applique tips and techniques, stitching and quilting ideas and explore the option of adding a third dimension to your projects using Terial Magic™ and Heat Moldable batting.  Kits are available or bring your own fabric (see supply list for details). We've even put together special 'embellishment' kits that included treated fabric and heat moldable batting to do the 3D elements.
CLICK HERE to register through Sewing Expo



Choir of Poppies
ARTFUL APPLIQUE: CHOIR OF POPPIES  
Saturday, November 14th  10-2 (Mountain time)
While creating this beautiful poppy wall hanging, we will cover some basic fusible applique tips and techniques, stitching and quilting ideas and explore the option of adding a third dimension to your projects using Terial Magic™. Brighten up your wall with this wall hanging and learn how easy it is to include 3-D petals in your quilted wall art as you create your own garden of fabric flowers! Kits are available in a variety of colors, or bring your own fabric (see supply list for details).
CLICK HERE to register through Sewing Expo


iNTRO TO THREAD PAINTING
INTRO TO THREAD PAINTING
Saturday, December 12th  10:00 to 2:00 (Mountain Time)
Give your projects added depth and dimension by using thread to embellish and emphasize your project. Learning to ‘paint’ with thread will help you create unique works of art and will enhance and improve your quilting. You will develop a stronger understanding of the relationship between thread type, weight and needles. Experiment with different stabilizers and lose your fear of adjusting the tension on your machine. During class we will use different threads to embellish a beautiful flower panel to create a lovely wall hanging, throw pillow, or bag. This skill building class will encourage you to drop your feed dogs and expand your creativity. Kits available, or bring your own fabric (see supply list for details).
CLICK HERE to register through Sewing Expo




2020
WE APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING AS WE NAVIGATE THE NEED TO RESCHEDULE IN-PERSON EVENTS DUE TO COVID-19 VIRUS. KEEP QUILTING AND STAY HEALTHY!
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Teakettle Annual Quilt Show -- CANCELED
Saturday, April 18th 
9am - 3:45pm
Ladybug's Cabin Booth

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Lewistown's Sew Pieceful
Phone(406) 535-3122
TBA 

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Livingston Quilt Guild
Trunk Show: TBA
Radiant Landscapes: TBA
Ba-Da Bling: TBA


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Ladybug's Cabin Booth Example
June 12th and 13th ---CANCELED
Bigfork Quilt Show

Bigfork Junior High School
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Machine Quilting
Drummond MT
TBD
Bear and his small singer sewing machine

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

Lecture: Follow Your Art
June 23rd 2020
Ladybug's Cabin Logo

Woven Wonders Workshop
June 24th 2020
Woven Wonders Class Examples
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Quilters Above the Clouds Quilt Guild
Woodland Park, CO
Red flower thread painting class example
Thread Art Trunk Show
Friday, June 26th

Intro to 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. 

Learning to ‘paint’ with thread will help you create unique works of art, enhance and improve your quilting, develop a stronger understanding of the relationship between thread type and weight with the corresponding appropriate needles for your machine, experiment with different stabilizers and lose your fear of adjusting the tension on your machine. *kits available
Saturday, June 27th 10-5

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Presentation for Alpine Weaves and Spinners Guild
Nov 18th  (TBD)