My Workshops

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Valerie Bothell
7611 W. Barrington
Wichita, KS  67212
Phone 316-722-9578
email: pinkbunny@valeriebothell.com


Beginning Crazy Quilt Piecing  and Embroidery Stitches:  In this class you will learn basic crazy quilt piecing and crazy quilt stitches.  Basic stitches to be covered: feather stitch, cretan, chevron, lazy daisy, blanket stitch, French knot, colonial knot, y or fly stitch, herringbone and holbein stitch.  You will also learn unique and easy methods to make your stitches even!  This class can be combined with a second day of embroidery stitches to learn even more of them. 6 hour class

Intermediate Crazy Quilt Stitches:  In this class you will learn the more difficult stitches that are often seen.  These stitches would include knotted types of stitches, bullion embroidery, different methods of stitching leaves and more!  6 hour class


Whole Cloth Crazy Quilt Fan Piecing:  Learn to piece the fans that are often seen in the corners of crazy quilts.  I have developed my own method of piecing these fans that is quick and easy.  The techniques in this class are from my book, Quilting...Just a Little Bit Crazy.  This is an intermediate class. 6 hour class.  This class can be combined with a second day to learn  embroidery stitches.

Cardstock Applique Crazy Piecing: Learn to how piece a crazy quilt block that has curves and irregular shapes.  We will be using this beautiful crazy quilt heart pattern designed by Carole Samples and used with permission.  You have the option of making this heart with silks and satins or cottons.  The techniques from this class are from my book, Quilting...Just a Little Bit Crazy. 6 hour class

This class can be combined with a second day to learn embroidery stitches.


Crazy Quilt Landscape piecing:  Learn to piece a crazy quilt landscape using the cardstock applique crazy piecing method.  My class example is of an ocean scene.  The techniques from this class are from my book, Quilting...Just a Little Bit Crazy. 6 hour class.  This class can be combined with a  second day of embroidery stitches.



Crazy Piecing with Wool:  Learn to piece a crazy quilt diamond flower using thick wool fabrics and invisible thread.  6 hour class.  The techniques from this class are from my book, Quilting ...Just a Little Bit Crazy.  This class can be combined with a second day of embroidery stitches to learn more of them.

 

I also offer project oriented classes.  For all of these classes, we would spend the morning learning basic crazy quilt piecing and the afternoon learning crazy quilt stitches.
  

Crazy Quilt Easter Egg-6 hour class
 
Crazy Quilt Billfold-6 hour class

 Beginning Silk Ribbon Embroidery:  Learn all of the basic stitches in silk ribbon embroidery and the differences there are between silk ribbon embroidery and stitching with regular embroidery thread. 6 hour class




Lecture with a trunk show
Crazy Quilting-Victorian Scrapbooks and Beyond

Fees: $750 for a 6 hour class $600 for  a trunk show/lecture.  Travel expenses (mileage and/or airfare), lodging and meals are added to the fee.

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