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Workshops and Lectures

Workshops and Lectures 

Traditional Primitives from Missie Carpenter

 Urbandale, IA           515-321-3163

I require Reimbursement for travel, food and lodging if traveling further than 30 miles from my home. Email me with questions and a contract.  Quilt stores please email me for details on how we can work out workshops for your stores.

Lecture - $350   We All Start Somewhere!
At this time I offer a trunk show of my quilts showing a few from the beginning and work up to present.  The theme is that we all start quilting at a beginning.  We all learn new things and different techniques along the way of becoming better quilters.  

Half Day Workshops – up to 4 hours $400
English Paper Piecing My Unique Way - This workshop covers my Starch Basting Technique for English Paper Piecing.  I use my own method for the basting process so this is an un-Traditional English Paper Piecing workshop!  We will begin to work on a pincushion during this class. The student can reproduce this pattern to make a quilt.  Notions and Supply Kit required for each student on top of fee.  

Punchneedle Basics - This workshop will get the students comfortable with punchneedle. By the time the workshop is complete, the student should be able to punch with confidence to do it alone at home.  We will work on a 4" project that can be used as a drink coaster, pin cushion or mini quilt.  A Punchneedle and No Slip Hoop are required for this class.  Prices are on the Notions page of my website.  I require the students use my preferred brands so I can teach them properly.  I bring supplies for the students to purchase.

Full Day up to 7 hours- $750
English Paper Piecing with Starch Basting- This workshop is a full day of many tips and tricks to sew and baste using Missie’s English Paper Piecing basting method.   We begin with learning Starch Basting and I offer to demonstrate other basting techniques if the students want to see them.   The project for this workshop is a small quilt.  A notions supply kit is required. 

Wool Applique' - This workshop covers the basics of wool applique'.  We will use several different stitches and several basting methods.  The students work on Tulip Time, a 12” block that they can finish as a small wall hanging or table topper.  Kits are available.

Layered Wool and Cotton Applique’ - This workshop teaches layering cotton and wool applique.  The students will learn two stitches and several options of wool and cotton applique will be discussed and taught.  Kits are available.

Applique' (Cotton) - Starch Basting, Needleturn and Hand and/or Machine Basics - This workshop begins with handwork applique'.  We move on to machine applique basics and I offer a shortcut for the way that I do machine applique.  The workshop is a small wall hanging.  We cover all of the tricky shapes and turns we run into when doing applique'.  The lesson can be on one of my simpler applique' wall hangings. A notions supply kit is required.

Pattern Class - You may choose one of my patterns and I can plan a class around it for full or half day, or even multiple day workshops.  An Example would be a class on The Gardens Of A King.  3 days or more are recommended for this workshop.  A notions supply kit is required.

Thanks so much for taking a look!  Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss workshops.  I love to share what I have learned over the years to help others grow in quilting.  It is such a rewarding pastime!

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