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Workshops & Lectures

Thank you for considering me for your upcoming event! I am passionate about sharing my love for quilting, whether through speaking engagements or hands-on teaching sessions. Here, you'll find a detailed breakdown of my course offerings with my pricing and accommodation requirements. If these align with your needs, I would be delighted to bring my expertise and enthusiasm to your audience. Please don't hesitate to reach out via email at SnapdragonQuilting@gmail.com or call me at (702) 480-4200 to schedule a booking.

 

Why Choose Me?

Passion for Quilting: My love for quilting is infectious and I aim to inspire and educate in every session. Engaging Presentations: I ensure each lecture and workshop is interactive and tailored to your audience's interests. Experience: With years of experience in the quilting community, I bring a wealth of knowledge and practical tips. With my background in healthcare as a nurse practitioner, I have honed the ability to explain complex concepts in clear and accessible ways.

Jen Wagner of Snapdragon Quilting with her Home Run quilt

Lectures

Innovative Quilt Making - Blending Modern and Traditional Techniques 

Expand your quilting repertoire and create stunning quilts with a mix of modern and traditional techniques. While we honor the traditional methods that laid the foundation for quilting, there are countless innovative techniques to explore that go beyond classic quilt blocks. In this engaging lecture, I'll guide you step-by-step through various techniques, including:

  • Curved Piecing: Achieve smooth, beautiful curves in your quilts.

  • Foundation Paper Piecing: Enhance precision and accuracy in your designs.

  • Reverse Appliqué: Add intricate and unique details with ease.

  • Machine Blanket Stitching in Raw Edge Applique: For that whimsical look in much less time.

  • Mastering Y-Seams: Learn a simple trick to conquer Y-seams.

  • Gathering Tips: Make gathering fabric effortless.

  • Glue Basting: Discover the benefits of glue basting for perfect results.

Join me to add these invaluable techniques to your quilting toolkit and transform your quilt-making process!

 

Quilts in Color - Transforming Quilt Patterns with Stunning Color Palettes

Have you ever fallen in love with a quilt pattern but not the colors? In this lecture, I'll teach you how to reimagine quilt designs with colors that speak to you. Learn how to break down a quilt's components into grayscale and then bring them to life with beautiful, customized color palettes.

Half Day or Full Day Workshops
This is a list of my top 3 most popular workshops however, I am always game to teach any of my quilt patterns so if one of my patterns really speaks to you, I’d be happy to teach it for your guild or event. 

Students during Jen's Mastering Curved Piecing with Many Moons Class

Master Curved Piecing with  the "Many Moons" Quilt Pattern:

Have you been wanting to add curves to your quilts but aren’t sure where to start? Then this is the class for you! You’ll learn and experiment with 3 different techniques for curved piecing using the "Many Moons" quilt pattern. This pattern uses large curves because they’re easier to learn on. Bonus: We will also discuss how the use of contrast, color, and fabric change the look of the quilt. It looks modern made in Kona Solids but see it with big prints in the circles and it’s a whole new quilt. Participants can make "Many Moons" or "Broken Moons" as these patterns use the same techniques. Kits are available for "Broken Moons".

 

Skill level: Beginner to advanced quilter

Many Moons Quilt made in Kona Solids by Robert Kaufman

Foundation Paper Piecing Basics with Hexagon Blocks:

 

Why would anyone stitch fabric onto paper? The benefit is that the paper keeps the fabric from stretching creating precise piecing, consistently sized blocks, and sharp points. Foundation paper piecing also allows for the creation of shapes that would be difficult to make using traditional piecing methods. In this class, you’ll make beautiful hexagon blocks while I take you step by step through the technique and show you how to use the tools that make it easier. Choose your favorite from the three pattern options: "Striped Hexi's", "Equilateral Gone Awry", or "Nuts About You". This class is best suited for open minded quilters of all skill levels who are ready to add a new technique to their tool belt. No previous experience with foundation paper piecing is needed. Bonus: We will explore block design and I'll show you a trick to make Y seams easy. 

Skill level: Beginner to advanced quilter. 

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Simply Smooth - Reverse Appliqué Small Curves with the "Mini Moons" Quilt Pattern:

This miniature quilt is easier to make than it looks! With a little bit of freezer paper and Elmer’s school glue you’ll learn how to create these small smooth curves. Bring a fun charm pack to highlight in the circles or solid fabrics for a modern look. Bonus: We will cover 14 different design options. You'll be amazed how one pattern can make so many different mini quilts!

 

Skill level: Confident beginner to advanced quilter.

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More Information

To book a lecture or workshop email or call me at SnapdragonQuilting@gmail.com or (702) 480-4200.  

PDF - Details of travel and teaching fees

The Tumbling Blocks Quilt made with the Snapdragon Quilting Tumbling Blocks pattern and Blast Off! quilt kit
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