Workshops - I enjoy the opportunity of meeting new quilters and sharing my quiltmaking techniques. My classes are project-oriented -- which means in
class, you'll learn a technique that can be applied toward making your own quilt -- instead of ending the day with just a technique practice sample! Like me,
you'll find that the most progress toward completing your quilt will be made once you return to the comfort and quiet of your own sewing room.
Some workshops can be tailor-made to your choice of time period upon request - a 1-day class is 6 hours and a 1/2-day class is 3 hours. The addition
time in a longer workshops help ensure that everyone has plenty of hands-on sewing time to achieve the best possible results during class. Supply lists
are provided for each workshop and most workshops include a cutting list so you can make the most of class time. All workshops are adaptable to all skill
levels.
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Daisy Vines Quilt -- 1 Day Class
We'll start with creating the checkerboard strips featured in the quilt center. Then we'll focus on the simple appliqué daisies.  Nancy will share
all aspects of her fusible machine appliqué techniques to help you prepare, layout, and stitch the daisy vines. This sunny project is the perfect
class if you're looking for a little variety in your quilting life, even if you've never appliquéd a stitch! Pattern included for each student.
Finished size: 43" x 53". Based on
Fast, Fusible Flower Quilts book.
Dot To Dot -- 1 Day Class
This charming little quilt is one of Nancy's most popular designs. Class time begins with using strip piecing techniques to make the patchwork blocks.
Then we'll shift our focus to easy invisible machine appliqué techniques. You'll receive tips for sewing accurate patchwork and all aspects of invisible
machine appliqué. Learn how to use your sewing machine to achieve finished appliqués that look hand stitched. Pattern included for each student.
Finished size: 59" x 59". Based on
Simple Circles and Quick Curves book.
Dancing Dots - 1 Day Class
Nancy loves making traditional quilts - with a new twist. In this class, Nancy will share her machine appliqué techniques using plastic templates
and spray starch for flawless appliqué results. Class will encompass all aspects of invisible machine appliqué including template and pattern
piece preparation, tips for laying out perfectly placed designs, and step-by-step instruction for using your sewing machine to achieve finished
appliqués that truly look hand stitched.  Pattern included for each student. Quilt shown in
American Patchwork & Quilting, June 2010. Pattern
included for each student. Finished size: 69" x 79". Based on
Simple Circles and Quick Curves book.
Workshops: 3 hours  
Beginning Electric Quilt: In this class, students will learn the basics of EQ. How to use drawing tools, libraries, and various worktables will all be covered. Laptop
computers for each student are encouraged.

Advanced Block Drawing: Discover the sophisticated drawing tools in EQ to create unique designs. Requires basic EQ knowledge. Laptop computers for each student
are encouraged
.

Design Quilts Workshop: 1 day or 2 day
Explore designing quilts using a variety of settings. You'll learn how to apply a variety of border and sashing styles to create amazing quilts. Students will gain confidence
in designing quilts in this fun and informative setting. Requires basic EQ knowledge. Laptop computers for each student are encouraged, but not mandatory.
Bloomin' Propellers -- 1/2 Day Class
In this fun class, Nancy will show you how to make your quilts jump off the page with this whimsical wall hanging. Class will encompass all aspects of starch
appliqué techniques, including template and pattern piece preparation, tips for laying out designs, and step-by-step instruction for using your sewing
machine to achieve finished appliqués that truly look hand stitched. The clever use of rick rack adds dimension to this block from the 1930s. The new
techniques you'll learn will become part of your quilt design repertoire. Featured in
Quilter's Newsletter magazine, April/May 2011 - Easy Lessons. Pattern
included for each student. Quilt size: 32" x 32".
Tropical Beauty -- 1 Day Class (also available as 1/2 Day Class)
Explore easy fusible appliqué techniques and learn how to choose the correct fusible web for any project. Class will encompass all aspects of fusible
appliqué, including template and pattern piece preparation, tips for laying out perfectly centered designs, and perfect bias stems. Pattern will include
ideas for turning your appliqué block into a quilt. Pattern included for each student. Quilt size: 36" square - Block size: 24" square
Wild Waves -- 1 Day Class (also available as 1/2 Day Class)
Create a dynamic design with this off-center Pineapple block, while learning all the tricks of foundation paper piecing. In this fast-pace class, all
aspects of foundation paper piecing will be covered, including how to measure, cut, and correctly position the right fabric piece. This is a great
class for mastering foundation paper piecing! Pattern included for each student. Quilt size: 60" x 60". Supply list includes materials and cutting for
table runner and small wall hanging.
Nancy offers a trunk show lecture for your quilt guild or group. For lecture information, click on LECTURES.  
For teaching and fee information
Click here.
Sewing machine required. For machine appliqué:  machine needs to be able to sew a blanket stitch or blind hem stitch; embroidery foot required.
Summer Heat -- 1 Day Class
Create a stunning quilt with perfect points using paper-pieced techniques. Class will encompass all aspects of foundation paper piecing,
including how to measure, cut, and correctly position the right fabric piece, how to paper piece efficiently and accurately, assembly line
piecing, and accurately joining units. Students will have plenty of hands-on sewing time to master the techniques. Pattern included for each
student. Finished size: 64" x 64". Based on
Kaleidoscope Paper Piecing book.
Click to see Optional colors!
EQ Class Evaluation:

(The class) was much
better than reading a
book. I feel more
confident and plan on
using EQ a lot more
than I did. Nancy is
very knowledgeable.
Thanks for having her
as a teacher.
Knockout Roses (block only) -- 1/2 Day Class
Layer and fuse a floral appliqué without bulk or stiffness. Learn how to use various fusible products to create blocks with circles, stems and sharp
points. Nancy instructions will have you confidently completing your block even if you haven't machine appliquéd before.
Pattern included for
each student. The pattern for Nancy's Knockout Roses quilt is in
Quilting with Fat Quarters (Martingale, 2013).
Round About -- 1 Day Class
This fun quilt is easier to make than it looks. Class time begins with tips for sewing accurate patchwork blocks using strip piecing techniques. Then
we'll shift our focus to easy invisible machine appliqué techniques. Discover how surprisingly simple it is to sew perfect curves using turned-edge
appliqué techniques. Pattern included for each student. Finished size: 64" x 64". Quilt shown in Fons & Porter's Easy Scrap Quilts, Fall 2011. Based
on
Simple Circles and Quick Curves book.
Fan Dance -- 1 Day Class
Not your Grandmother's Fan–this quilt has attitude. Learn how to make these fun fan blocks using invisible machine appliqué for a soft appliqué
design. No curved piecing required. Relax and have fun in this information packed class. Pattern fee: $4.00. Finished size: 55" x 64". Quilt shown in
Fons & Porter's
Love of Quilting magazine, March/April 2012.
Batik Magic -- 1/2 Day Class
You'll enjoy making this eye-catching quilt. The blocks are a breeze to make with Nancy's quick and easy piecing techniques, include tips for sewing
accurate blocks and choosing fabrics. This stash busting quilt is perfect for fat quarters or precut strips and would be great in any two
complimentary colors. Pattern included for each student. Finished size: 60" x 72". Quilt shown in Fons and Porter's
Love of Quilting magazine,
May/June 2011.
Supply list Sewing machine required. For machine appliqué:  machine needs to be able to sew a blanket stitch or blind hem stitch; embroidery foot required.
Supply list Sewing machine required. For machine appliqué:  machine needs to be able to sew a blanket stitch or blind hem stitch; embroidery foot required.
Supply list Sewing machine required. For machine appliqué:  machine needs to be able to sew a blanket stitch or blind hem stitch; embroidery foot required.
Supply list. Sewing machine required. For machine appliqué:  machine needs to be able to sew a blanket stitch or blind hem stitch; embroidery foot required.
Electric Quilt Design Software -
Nancy designs all of her quilts using this versatile and user-friendly software program. Laptop and projector are used for the workshops so everyone
can see and follow along. Electrical outlet and projector screen required. Microphone required for large rooms.
Excerpted from a students email
...

I'm new to quilting and  you
helped me realize that I can
accomplish anything I put my
mind too and not to think
something is too difficult just
because it looks like it is! And
you showed me how to fix a
problem with my block so easily
and I didn't get frustrated!!!!
Tricia
Dear Nancy,
I just wanted to tell you how
much everyone enjoyed your
program and the wonderful
quilts you brought to the
meeting. I received so many
positive comments. Your
workshops were wonderful
too. Thank you for being such
a great teacher.
Julie M.
NIQ Program Chair
Click here to see photos on Flickr of blocks made by students.
Chocolate Caramel Stars -- 1 Day Class
This quilt sparkles with traditional charm. Step‐by‐step instructions include paper-piecing techniques for accurate triangle
squares and perfect piecing results. Nancy's tips and paper-piecing techniques make this beautiful block feasible for every
skill level. This is an ideal class, for anyone who wants to improve their piecing skills. Quilt size: 42" x 42".
Click here to see photos on Flickr of blocks made by students.
Click here to see photos on Flickr of blocks made by students.
Click here to see photos on Flickr of blocks made by students.
Click here to see photos on Flickr of blocks made by students.
Excerpted from an  email ...

Thank you so much for teaching
the Summer Heat class.  I have
taken classes before, but this has
been one of the best.  For a
novice quilter, that has not been
doing is for a while, your class
has really helped me get in the
grove.  Any time you will be
coming back into the area, I will
put time aside for your next
classes

Again, Thanks

Mary
Dear Nancy,

Thank you for your wonderful
lecture and workshops this past
week. From the EQ classes to
the Dancing Dots and
Feathered Star workshops, you
have provided us with much
information and tips in our quest
to be able to designs quilts,
perfect new techniques and find
short cuts that allow all of us to
make blocks much easier than
we thought possible.

We appreciate you and
hopefully we will be able to have
you come to Peoria again to
teach us something new and
exciting again.

Sincerely yours,

Marcia
Asst. Special Events Coordinator
Gem of the Prairie Quilt Guild
Gumdrops - 1 Day Class
Nancy combined brightly colored fabrics and a traditional design to create a fabulous quilt - with a new twist. In this class, Nancy will
share her machine appliqué techniques using plastic templates and spray starch for flawless appliqué results. Class will encompass
all aspects of invisible machine appliqué including template and pattern piece preparation, tips for laying out perfectly placed
designs, and instruction for using your sewing machine to achieve finished appliqués that truly look hand stitched.  Pattern included
for each student. Quilt shown in
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting, Jan/Feb 2014. Pattern included for each student.
Finished size: 50" x 58". Based on
Simple Circles and Quick Curves book.
Sewing machine required. For machine appliqué:  machine needs to be able to sew a blanket stitch or blind hem stitch; embroidery foot required.