Virtual Workshops and Lectures

Quilt Guilds and Shows


Award-Winning Thread Painting Quilt Teacher

Nancy's husband is an engineer well-schooled in technology thus allowing Nancy to be one of the first quilt teachers to use the latest camera technology to give each student a front-row seat during her on-site demonstrations. Virtual quilt teacher, Nancy, now uses her husband's skills to give every student a clear close-up view of the Zoom class material.

Over the past eighteen years, Nancy, an award-winning quilter, has been teaching her award-winning thread painting techniques at quilt guilds and shows all over the world. Nancy's classes are designed to allow each student to progress at their own pace, and her teaching skills include providing effective one-on-one consultation as the need arises. As a quilt teacher, she earns high praise from her students for the clear presentation of thread painting class material while maintaining an enjoyable classroom environment.

Zoom

Fun and easy to use!

Guilds and Shows

  • Guilds can schedule a lecture without having to pay for a workshop
  • No funds spent on travel, lodging, food, and meeting space rentals
  • No picking up and dropping off teachers
  • No opening and closing meeting place
  • No setting up and breaking down tables and chairs
  • No need for extension cords, media screens, and equipment
  • No physical space limitations on the number of attendees
  • No weather concerns


Students

  • No moving equipment and material from quilting room and back again

  • No unpacking and repacking sewing machine and materials
  • No leaving required items at home
  • No time wasted traveling
  • No leaving pets or loved ones alone
  • More comfortable environment for introverts
  • Comfort and convenience of home setting
  • Steps away from the kitchen for snacks and lunch
  • Opportunity to meet people from other states and countries
  • Classes and lectures are available in remote areas

The beauty of a virtual workshop is the workshop comes to you. The virtual process is quite simple. A Zoom link will be emailed to each student which enables them to enter the workshop. Color slides and up-to-date camera technology provide an up-close view of each step of the project providing each student a front-row seat.

While I will not be there to look over each student’s shoulder, my aim is to make it feel like I am. Just as in an on-site workshop I will be available to answer questions or to critique student’s work throughout the day of the workshop. 


Virtual Workshops


Thread Painted Landscapes Woodlands

6 Hours - 30 Students

Learn to embellish a printed design

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The Thread Painted Landscape workshops have been my most popular workshops for 20 years. In the workshop, you will have the feeling you are looking over my shoulder as you view an up-close visual of each thread painting step. Still pictures help augment each demonstration. The Woodlands project is easy enough for a beginner but creative enough for anyone that would like to sharpen their thread painting skills. A straight and zigzag stitch act as the workhorses to manipulate the thread to create each design to its completion. So come join me for some great fun!! 

Kits MUST be purchased at least 7 days prior to workshop date.

Countryside Thread Sketching

6 Hours - 30 Students

Learn how to thread sketch

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Many of us have a photograph or memory of a favorite landscape that we would love to thread sketch but just aren't sure how to go about it. In this workshop, you will learn how simple thread sketching can be just by using only a straight and zigzag stitch. The Zoom presentation is almost like having a private lesson with me. By the end of the workshop, you will be confident to transfer what you have learned on a photograph or memory of your own. 

Kits MUST be purchased at least 7 days prior to workshop date.

Embellishing Fabric with Thread Painting

6 Hours - 30 Students

A ready made background to embellish

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Black and white fabric is prevalent in most quilt shops and is a very creative option to thread paint some amazing designs. Thread painting on commercial fabric is as easy as 1.2.3. In this workshop, you will learn how to blend thread to make the finished flower look realistic. With the design printed, it is easy to begin your thread painting adventure. The Zoom presentation is almost like having a private lesson with me. Once you have taken this workshop, you will never look at black and white fabric the same again. 

Kits MUST be purchased at least 7 days prior to workshop date.

Simple Thread Painting

3 Hours - 30 Students

A simple project to start with

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Never thread painted before? Then this workshop is a great place to start. A straight and zigzag stitch are the little workhorses and a pre-printed design easily guides you through each step so no stress about how to proceed. The Zoom presentation is almost like having a private lesson with me. So why not spend a few hours and learn a new technique to add to your quilting arsenal.

Kits MUST be purchased at least 7 days prior to workshop date.

Thread Sketching to Enhance a Photograph

6 Hours - 30 Students


virtual workshop quilt teacher

Many of us have a photograph we would like to print on fabric and enhance the design with thread but just aren’t sure how to go about it. We will discuss the importance of value in thread selection so the thread augments the fabric and does not blend into the fabric. By the end of the workshop, you will be confident to transfer what you have learned to a photograph of your own. Printing on fabric will also be discussed to enable you to decide on how and where to have your fabric printed.

Kits MUST be purchased at least 7 days prior to workshop date.

Thread Painting Made Simple - Country Threads

3 Hours - 30 Students

A simple project to start with

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A simple design, a few spools of thread, and a willingness to learn are all that is required to be successful in this workshop. This workshop is a great way to ease into thread painting and learn the basics – a good refresher if you have already taken a workshop from me. It’s fun and addictive. So come and have some fun.

Kits MUST be purchased at least 7 days prior to the workshop date.

Thread Painting and Thread Sketching Combined

6 Hours - 30 Students

A great workshop to learn both thread painting and thread sketching

virtual workshop quilt teacher

This workshop will introduce you to both thread painting and thread sketching. A pre-printed design easily guides you through each step to assure your success right from the start. The straight and zigzag stitch creates magic right before your eyes. The Zoom presentation is almost like having a private lesson with m. So come see how easy the process is and how much fun creating designs in thread can be.

Kits MUST be purchased at least 7 days prior to workshop date.


Virtual Lectures


So What is Thread Painting All About?

1 Hour

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Some twenty plus years ago I picked up a little wooden hoop and a piece of stabilizer and that moment sent me on a totally unexpected yet enjoyable journey into the world of thread painting. Never in my wildest dreams did I think a little thread and stabilizer could produce such fun and creative designs. While thread painting can look complicated, it is actually quite easy. With 20 years of making thread painting quilts and teaching to anyone that will listen there is a story to tell. The lecture will demonstrate my thread painting technique, some fun and humorous stories and lastly a virtual trunk slide show of quilts from my first thread painted quilt to my latest competitive quilt.