Teaching

Geeky Bobbin Workshops and Lectures

Thanks for your interest in having me teach at your event!

I am currently booking for 2020 and 2021.

Please email me at teach.me@geekybobbin.com if you are interested in having me teach at your event or group!

Fussy Cut Like a Rocket Surgeon (full day – 6 hours)

fussy cut tutorial tula pink all stars frog fabric tula pink city sampler quilt block

Learn to make dazzling blocks using large scale prints with precision, genius level cutting and traditional machine stitching. You will learn:

  • Proper preparation and pressing for perfect pattern matching
  • Why pins are the enemy of precision
  • When a quarter inch seam allowance matters (and when to ignore it), and
  • How to avoid cutting the wrong part of the print 5 times in a row.

Class will also include a discussion on fabric selection, favourite tools, and supplies to set you up for success. Students should be comfortable with their sewing machines, as they will practice these techniques using their own fabrics to make 6 show-stopping blocks.

Retro Tetro Quilt (full day – 6 hours)

Learn to make this bright, modern quilt in your choice of 4 sizes. You will learn:

  • How to make all 5 blocks quickly, accurately, and with minimal waste.
  • How to square up blocks.
  • How to match seams for perfect points without using pins.
  • How to assemble background strips.

Class will also include a discussion on fabric preparation to avoid distortion on the bias, favourite tools, and supplies to set you up for success. Students should be comfortable with their sewing machines. By the end of class, they will have 2 columns assembled and have all the skills needed to finish the quilt top!

Moonrise – Intro to Curved Piecing (half day – 3 hours)

Learn to make this bold, modern quilt in your choice of wall hanging or lap size. You will learn:

  • How to make and trim Half Square Triangle blocks.
  • How to set up your sewing machine for curved piecing.
  • How to cut curves using templates and rulers.
  • How to mark, pin, and glue baste curved pieces.
  • How to work with small curves.
  • How to assemble the moon blocks.

Class will also include a discussion on fabric preparation to avoid distortion on the bias, favourite tools, and supplies to set you up for success. Students should be comfortable with their sewing machines. By the end of class, they will have at least 1 moon block assembled and have all the skills needed to finish the quilt top!

Crystalize – Intro to Foundation Paper Piecing (half day – 3 hours)

Learn to make this bold, colourful, modern quilt block using the Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) technique. You will learn:

crystalize block by geeky bobbin in Redux by Giucy Giuce
  • How to cut fabric for FPP with minimal waste.
  • How to line up, pin, and sew accurately (the first time).
  • How to assemble the foundation sections into blocks.
  • How to match seams for perfect points.
  • Tips for removing papers painlessly.

Class will also include a discussion on fabric selection, favourite tools, and supplies to set you up for success. Students should be comfortable with their sewing machines. By the end of class, they will have several block sections complete and assembled, and have all the skills needed to finish the quilt top in any size!

Octopus Tentacle Scarf (half day – 3 hours)

geeky bobbin free motion quilted octopus tentacle scarf

Sometimes you need a hug, and 2 arms just aren’t enough. With 8 arms to squeeze you, this scarf will chase away the blues and dry an ocean’s worth of tears! Learn to make this unique, attention-grabbing scarf in either jersey or fleece! You will learn:

  • How to free motion quilt the tentacle suckers.
  • How to quilt on knit fabrics.
  • How to shape the tentacles.
  • Reverse-applique technique.
  • How to finish off the scarf.

Class will also include a discussion on favourite tools and supplies to set you up for success. Students should be comfortable with their sewing machines and have previous experience using a free motion quilting foot. By the end of class, they will be close to completing their scarf, and have all the skills needed to finish the project!

Trunk Show (1 hour)

Join me as I share my journey from first quilt to full time quilter.

As I show each quilt, I will share the story of its inspiration and my design process. You will hear how I plan my quilting, learn from my mistakes, and see how I’ve developed my own personal style as a designer.

Be prepared to laugh, ask questions, and shake your head in disbelief at the ridiculous pace of my brief but prolific quilting career so far!


Please email me at teach.me@geekybobbin.com if you are interested in having me teach at your event or group!

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