Lectures & Workshops

Jenifer Dick
Quilt Designer
NEW for 2017!
Because It's Appliqué!
Award winning quilt maker and author Jenifer Dick takes you on a 15+ year quilted retrospective from her beginnings in appliqué, when she thought she'd never master the skill to today as she creates fun and colorful appliqué quilts using her invisible zigzag appliqué method.

She'll tell you the backstories behind her quilts while explaining how she approaches appliqué design and picking fabrics. She'll also tell you about her appliqué technique including lots of hints and tips to get you started or to add to your repertoire to use with your favorite appliqué method.

1 hour with Q&A

Traditional Roots - Modern Interpretation
Award winning quilt maker and author Jenifer Dick takes you on a 20+ year quilted retrospective from her traditional roots to the transition to modern quiltmaking. We'll discuss the "official" characteristics of modern quilting and see examples of quilts that may or may not be modern based on those characteristics - you decide! Jenifer also shares design tips and ideas with you so you can add a touch of modern to your projects!

1 hour with audience participation

Stories in Stitches
In 2010, a community in Western Missouri joined together to document more than 100 quilted treasures for future generations to enjoy and learn from. Some came out of linen closets, others came from boxes in the attic and some left their homes for the first time ever to be documented. The stories these quilts tell reveal the larger story of their community and the times in which why were made.

Jenifer presents slide show of the best of The Cass County Quilt Documentation Project. View more than 25 quilts featured in the book and hear their unique and sometimes surprising stories. Plus see live models of some of the projects featured in the book.
1 hour plus Q&A

Check back often - new workshops are being added in Spring 2017!

Invisible Zigzag Appliqué
Birds 16" x 20"
This workshop is for those who are scared of the “A” word or who think they’ll never be able to appliqué beautiful  quilts! (Or those who want to learn a new technique to add to their repertoire.)

By using this freezer paper method to prepare the shapes and stitching them to your block by machine with invisible thread, you’ll get the look of fine hand appliqué in a fraction of the time with stunning results.

At the workshop, you’ll learn how to set up your machine with invisible thread, how to prepare the appliqué shapes with freezer paper and how to remove the freezer paper after sewing the shapes down. We will work on a simple wall hanging, but will discuss how to use this method for any of your appliqué projects.

All student finish the quilt top in class an receive complete instructions for finishing the quilt at home.

4-5 hour workshop, all skill levels

Purchase of The Modern Appliqué Workbook required

Click here for the Invisible Zigzag Appliqué workshop supply list.

Exploding Nine-Patch
Exploding Nine-Patch - 84" x 84"

This all-day workshop is perfect for confident beginners to learn the basics of fabric selection, color choices, precision cutting and sewing to attain perfect points, and block placement. It is also challenging enough for more accomplished quiltmakers.

Jenifer offers tips, hints and alternate techniques while teaching you how to make this 84” quilt. Participants are guaranteed to learn something new and have fun stitching this stunning optical illusion quilt!

6-8 hour workshop, all skill levels
Purchase of Stories in Stitches  required

Click here for the Exploding Nine-Patch workshop supply list.

Exploding Nine Patch - 12-block version
60" x 80"
Pricing and Additional Information
1 hour lecture/trunkshow: $350
Half-day workshops, 4-5 hours: $300
Full-day workshops, 6-8 hours: $500
*Plus mileage/travel costs

Email for pricing.

Jenifer at the Blue Valley Quilters Guild
in Olathe, Kansas

Additional Information
I bring many, many quilts for each lecture/workshop. I will need at least 2 holders to help. I also require a table and 1 helper for book sales before and after the meeting. If I fly to your area, I will bring as many quilts as I can check. In this case, I will bring a power point with additional quilts and will require a long extension cord plus power strip.

For Jenifer's biography and photo for your guild/shop newsletter, click here.

Contact: jenifer (at) 42quilts.com

Click here for Jenifer's schedule.

1 comment:

  1. Hello! We are almost neighbors! I live up the road from you in Raintree in Lees Summit. I love your designs and blog...I just stumbled across it today.


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