Lauren is available to speak and conduct
workshops on a number of quilt-related topics. Please contact
her at firstname.lastname@example.org
about booking and contract arrangements.
A thoughtfully designed hands-on project can complement the retreat experience for nurses, church groups, quilters, or any group seeking to build community, explore "putting the pieces together", or de-stress through the creative process. Lauren will work with you to create the custom hands-on component for your next workplace or spiritual retreat. From $350
Informal and engaging lectures feature lots of show and tell quilt examples
as illustrations. Most are 45-50 minutes long, and can be tailored to your group. $200
Hands on workshops for quilt groups based on lecture topics are available as half day or whole day experiences. Hand outs and experienced instruction for all levels of skill. From $350
Popular Topics Include:
Design Your Day: The Kolam Quilt —
Be inspired by this South Indian contemplative design
tradition traditionally drawn on the ground each morning in
rice flour. Extensive show & tell of Lauren's quilts based
on these designs is the creative starting point. Workshop
goes on to teach how to create your own kolam quilt wallhanging.
Visual Medicine -Quilts in the Healing and Healthcare
Environment Based on years of expoerience as a
visiting artist, Lauren shares her insight
into how quilts can be tools for healing. Workshop teaches a variety of small projects suitable for use in a healthcare setting.
Color that Cooks— Explore ways colors interact when combining fabrics. In the workshop Lauren
offers a series of "recipes" to explore various
properties of color. Select 2 for a half day - 4 or 5 for
a full day workshop.
On Balance - Symmetry in Quiltmaking —
A look at kaleidoscope design, the kolam, Celtic knots, and examples of symmetry in modern quilts.
In the workshop we will explore design and construction techniques for achieving symmetry
as students create their own wallhanging.
The Extraordinary T-shirt Quilt —
The Scrapbook You Can Sleep Under Based on Lauren’s
book, the lecture demonstrates how to turn laundry
into legacy. Learn to design a quilt that goes
beyond same-size blocks ready to show off the T-shirts. The workshop allows participants to try the special sewing tricks that make construction
with stretchy fabrics easy.
Making a Group Quilt —
Planning ahead is the secret to making successful quilts that
include the participation of many people, whether it is a
family gathering or community effort. Lecture only.
Log Cabin Improvisation Workshop—
This liberating workshop is about playing at the sewing machine
while exploring color principles. Everyone is a success in this fun and relaxing class. All skill levels.