Lectures and Workshops



COVID-19 Anouncement:
I am in the process of preparing my lectures and workshops for Zoom presentations. Lectures will include a 45 minute PowerPoint slideshow followed by a Q&A session. Workshops will be a combination of PowerPoint presentation, pre-recorded demonstrations, live demos and one-on-one assistance. Some workshops lend themselves better to the online format than others. Zoom-ready Lectures and workshops are noted below. Please contact me directly at tinastitches@gmail.com for pricing and to discuss your options.

 
Bio

Tina Craig has been quilting for 30 years and challenges herself to learn something new with every quilt. Tina specializes in precise piecing and domestic machine quilting. Tina serves as Vice-President of Ninigret Quilters and is also a member of Narragansett Bay Quilters Association and the Rhode Island Modern Quilt Guild. Her quilts have won awards in local and regional shows including Best of Show Ninigret Quilters 2013, 2017 and Narragansett Bay Quilters Assoc 2016. Tina is currently enrolled as a Candidate in the NACQJ Judges Certification Program

Zoom with Hands Across the Valley, MA - November 2020

Please email me for pricing and to schedule a visit!
tinastitches (at) gmail (dot) com

Need a last minute meeting program? 
Looking for a quilt judge? Please ask!

Lectures/Trunk Shows

Brownstone Quilters, NJ - November 2016
Thirty Years and Counting (Zoom ready)
See how Tina’s style changes and grows through 30 years. This will be a humorous, lively show and tell of more than 30 quilts.

EPP vs. FPP: The Showdown!  
(Zoom ready)
English Paper Piecing or Foundation Paper Piecing? What's the difference? What are the pros and cons of each technique? What is your favorite? We will try to answer these questions as Tina shares dozens of quilts and many tips and tricks. 

Coming Soon to Zoom:
Swaps, Bees & Raffles: The Joy of Group Projects

Introduction to Modern Quilting
In this trunk show, Tina will show 30+ quilts that exemplify the elements of modern quilting. See what the newest generation of quilters is creating and learn how you can join the fun!
Modern Quilters of Rhode Island, May 2019

Workshops
 
Design Your Own EPP (Zoom ready)
Learn the basics of EPP and create your own unique 4" hexagonal block. 
 
EPP Christmas Ornaments (Zoom ready)
Learn the basics of EPP and create a cute ornament. 

Spring Fling Foundation Paper Piecing (Zoom ready)
Learn foundation paper piecing or expand your skills in this flexible class. Complete blocks in class for a table runner or wall hanging. Tina's original designs for butterfly and tulip blocks are included.
 
Salvage Your Selvages! (Zoom ready)
Learn how to incorporate selvages in your next scrap quilt project. We’ll start by making a needle case to learn the technique, then piece a variety of blocks for an easy sampler table runner.
 
Basics of Machine Quilting
This is a very basic class for anyone who would like to start quilting their own tops on a domestic machine. Tina will share her favorite tools, tips and tricks. Topics include basting, straight line quilting with a walking foot and free motion quilting designs.


English Paper Piecing for Beginners
English Paper Piecing is growing in popularity once again as quilters embrace slow stitching. EPP is portable and offers a great opportunity for fussy cutting. Instruction will include printing your own templates, basting options, and invisible hand stitching. Templates will be provided to get you started. Step beyond Grandmother’s Flower Garden with some fun new designs.

Paper Pieced Lapel Pins (or Magnets)
Patterns will be provided for an assortment of tiny, machine-stitched paper pieced blocks suitable for beginner to advanced foundation paper piecers. Instruction will include how to paper piece, tips and tricks, and how to complete a lapel pin or magnet.


BYOP (Bring Your Own Pattern), Advanced Paper-Piecing
We all have patterns in our stash that we purchased at shops or shows, only to realize we have no idea where to begin! Several methods for paper piecing will be demonstrated. Tina will assist each student in deciphering their patterns and will help get them started with the piecing. Tina will share 20 years worth of tips and tricks.


Coiled Clothesline Bowls
We will turn ordinary clothesline into coasters, trivets, baskets, bowls or totes. Use up your skinny fabric scraps or explore a more modern au naturel look. This is such a fun technique, I bet you can't make just one!


Kind Words

"Everyone at Brownstone is talking about how great your lecture was! I think our "traditional" membership had their horizons widened. ... Thank you so much for opening our eyes to the world of modern quilting." Margaret 

"Thank you so much for your fabulous presentation to Silver City Quilt Guild. Everyone LOVED it! Your quilts and stories were just the best and so funny!" Janet

"It was a wonderful talk, beautiful quilts and you made us laugh which is a great way to spend an evening." Mary

Visit Janice's blog post here for a trunk show review.

Please email me for more details and to schedule a visit!  
tinastitches (at) gmail (dot) com

1 comment:

Micha said...

Bravo, j'adore ce que vous faites, et merci pour votre générosité
Michèle