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I’m now accepting limited lecture and workshop engagements in Southern California.

If your guild is located outside SoCal, feel free to contact me at janicezeller@mac.com and I’ll let you know if I am planning to travel to your area.

A printable PDF of my Workshop and Lecture offerings + pricing is available here.

Lectures:

My Journey Into Modern Quilting + Trunk Show: Learn what Modern Quilting is to me, how I find inspiration and see my quilts through slides and in person.

Creating and Selling Digital Patterns: Do you want to sell patterns online? Learn how to take quilt designs and convert them into usable, downloadable patterns for consumers.

Workshops:

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Conquering Curves: Does the thought of sewing curves make you break out in hives? Fear no more! In this workshop students will practice a variety of curves and circles of increasing difficulty. Each student will work on a 27” x 27” mini curves quilt, which can be finished after class and proudly displayed to show they defeated the curve! Techniques: Cutting and Sewing Curves. (Half or Full day)

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Scrappy Lonestar Quilt: Learn to make this modern update to a traditional classic. Students will make a fun, fast 33” x 33” quilt and learn how to resize the star to make anything from a 16” block to a Queen-sized bed quilt. Techniques: Strip-piecing, bias. (Full day)

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NY Beauty Mini Quilt: Learn paper-piecing and how to sew curves with this modern classic. Techniques: Paper-piecing, Curves. (Full day)

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Sweet Emmeline Quilt: Have a scraptastic day learning paper-piecing and curves with this complex 58” x 78” throw quilt. Students will learn to make a scrappy, modern pickle dish/orange peel quilt and how to use their scraps for maximum impact. Techniques: paper-piecing, curves, color and value. (Full day)

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Tumbling Cats Block: Channel your inner cat lady and learn to sew partial seams all in the same day! Students will practice their accuracy with smaller piecing to make an 11” block. This is a great class for beginning quilters who want to take their skills to the next level. Techniques: patchwork, small piecing, partial seams. (Half day)

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Road-trip Mini Quilt: Students will learn fun, fast bias appliqué and felt appliqué while making a personalized wall hanging. Pick your favorite state and highway and get sewing! Techniques: Bias appliqué, basic felt appliqué. (Full day)

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Spiral of Geese Mini Quilt: This 24” x 24” mini is a lot easier than it looks! Students will learn how to paper-piece tight curves and reverse appliqué (machine or hand, their choice!) Techniques: paper-piecing, reverse appliqué. (Full day)

Custom Workshop: I’m happy to take requests for a workshop in teaching any of my other patterns. If you have one in mind, ask me and I will let you know if it will be suitable tfor a workshop.

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