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Currently my teaching schedule is limited to a few engagements a year.

Please feel free to contact me to discuss a booking.


CJS is a one-of-a-kind online community event to jump start your creativity in 2017. The Theme is Mix, Match, and Master. All videos are available until November 2017. Join me!

I am available to teach one-day and multi-day workshops. All workshops are custom designed for each individual venues needs and are based on preferred techniques that I use in creating my own art.

The following are examples of workshops I have taught in the past:

COMPUTER + STITCH = ARTQUILT ~Do you love photography? Do you wish you could meld your favorite photographs and your love of art quilting and mixed media? In this workshop I will show you how to go from a snapshot to a finished art quilt or mixed media artwork. I will take you through the steps and give you options for creating your own artwork that begins with your photograph.

MIX YOUR MEDIA WITH PHOTOSHOP ~Learn the basic skills of playing with Photoshop to enhance your art. No need to be afraid, just trust your intuition. Tips on manipulating colors, filters, and printing on fabrics and recyclables expanding upon the concepts discussed in my CPS DVD Texture Transformations.

HAND STITCHED JEWELS ~Learn how hand stitches can transform your art. See all the different effects you can achieve with simple needle and thread. Bring scraps of fabrics and paper from your precious stash and we will put them together into a small new jewel of an artwork!

WINDOW TO YOUR ART ~You know all those fabulous little scraps you just can't bear to part with, that are filling up that basket in your studio? Bring them and we will create one or a few small framed quiltlets. Fearlessly machine stitch your tiny windows and embellish with abandon.

Please peruse this link to see pictures from workshops I have taught.


2015 - Hudson River Valley Art Quilt Workshops, Greenville, NY

2014 - Quilters Connection, Watertown,MA; Northern Star Quilt Guild, Somers, NY: Create Cloth Paper Scissors Mixed Media Retreat, Somerset, NJ

2012 - North Suburban NeedleArts Guild, Northbrook, IL; Create Cloth Paper Scissors Mixed Media Retreat, Somerset, NJ

2011 -Create Cloth Paper Scissors Mixed Media Retreat, Costa Mesa, CA; Create Cloth Paper Scissors Mixed Media Retreat, Chicago, IL

2010 - Create Cloth Paper Scissors Mixed Media Retreat, Chicago, IL

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