Lectures

Contact Kathy to arrange a lecture for your guild or to check workshop rates and availability.

The Time of our Lives

Our stitches tell our stories; our quilts leave a legacy. The time we spend with each quilt becomes part of our journey in life, giving us moments of reflection and opportunities for expression. The theme of time has been integral in Kathy’s recent work, as she considers its relationship with the creative life.

This lecture celebrates the joy in the journey,
the quilts along the way,
the time of our lives.

One hour Lecture
PowerPoint slide presentation and trunk show


Art of Applique

The Art of Appliqué

Appliqué quilts are among the most beautiful, jaw-dropping, crowd-pleasing and award-winning of all quilts. This lecture is all about appliqué.

Do you marvel over beautiful appliquéd quilts and wonder how they were accomplished? You might be surprised at the number of techniques and methods that can be used to create these masterpieces. This lecture will give you some insight into the various types of appliqué along with stunning photographs and real-life examples.

One hour Lecture
PowerPoint slide presentation and trunk show


 Beauty is All Around

Beauty Is All Around

A look at designs that are circular or radiating in nature plus my complete collection of papercut appliqué quilts examined in detail.

Beauty really is all around us and provides a constant source of inspiration.  This lecture takes a closer look at designs that are circular or radiating in nature.  My complete collection of papercut appliqué quilts is examined in detail, revealing how each motif is transformed into a snowflake, a block, and a quilt.

One hour Lecture
PowerPoint slide presentation and trunk show


Judging Quilts

Judging Quilts

Why does one quilt win a ribbon and another does not? Wouldn’t it be nice to know what quilt judges are really looking for?

Quilt judging interests me from both perspectives: as a CQA Certified Quilt Judge and as an award-winning quilter. This lecture explains what quilt judges are looking for, how to enter a juried show, and the benefit of quilt critiques. Even if you never intend to enter your work in a quilt show, you are sure to learn something that will improve your quilt making skills.

One hour Lecture
PowerPoint slide presentation, short trunk show, and Q&A session


Computer-Aided Quilting

Computer-Aided Quilting

Learn how today’s technological advances can aid your quiltmaking.

Today’s technological advances offer exciting possibilities for quilters.  Computers can aid our quilt making in the areas of communication, organization, shopping, digital photography, and quilt design.  With the availability of pre-treated fabric sheets, we can even use ink-jet printers to produce one-of-a-kind fabric swatches.  Included are lots of quilts as examples as well as the fascinating story behind the making of the quilt “Trinity”.  Discover what technology can do for your quiltmaking!

One hour Lecture
PowerPoint slide presentation


 Spirit and Strength

 Spirit and Strength

The inspirational story behind the making of the quilt “The Lord is my Shepherd”.

The 23rd Psalm is brought to life in fabric and thread as testimony to the Good Shepherd. His Spirit is my strength.

45 minute Devotional
PowerPoint slides optional


 What Do You Do

 What Do You Do With Them All?

A frequently-asked question is answered during this presentation.

Oriented towards a mixed audience of quilters and non-quilters alike, you will probably be surprised to discover the many different reasons we make quilts!

30-60 minute trunk or slide show