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!

REVAMPED workshop!
Applique Three Ways: Mock Hand applique,
Contemporary and Traditional

Appliqué Three Ways

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.)

Newly revamped, this workshop still teaches you how to use freezer paper to prepare the shapes and stitch them to your block by machine. But instead of only using invisible thread, we'll also use regular thread to create three distinct looks for your appliqué shapes - mock hand appliqué with invisible thread and a blind hem stitch, contemporary appliqué with a straight stitch, and traditional appliqué with the blanket stitch. Both contemporary and traditional are done with regular thread.

At the workshop, you’ll learn how to set up your machine with invisible and regular 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 an easy bird 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. 

Purchase of pattern required
4-5 hour workshop, all skill levels

Click here for the Invisible Zigzag Appliqué workshop supply list.

Tools of the Trade
Guided Improv for Curious Quilters

Deceptively simple, this quilt looks much harder than it is to make! Using Jenifer's roadmap and your 2 1/2" squares, this stunning improv quilt comes together easily and is so satisfying to make!

Improv piecing is trending but it can be daunting to some quilters. This guided improv class, Jenifer will introduce you to improv in a way that gets the look of improv without the stress. After finishing Tools of the Trade, you'll have the skills and confidence to tackle any improv project!

6-8 hour workshop, all skill levels

Purchase of pattern required

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

Exploding Nine-Patch - 84" x 84"

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 pattern required

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

Exploding Nine-Patch - 60" x 80"
12-Block Option
Pricing and Additional Information


2018 Pricing
1 hour lecture/trunkshow: $350
Full-day workshops, 6-8 hours: $550

2019 Pricing
1 hour lecture/trunkshow: $400
Full-day workshops, 6-8 hours: $600
*Plus mileage/travel costs

Email for pricing.

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.
Jenifer at the Blue Valley Quilters Guild
in Olathe, Kansas


  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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