Lectures by Michele Crawford

* Hire Michele to present a lecture for your group, guild or show.

The Value of Color

1 hour including a Q&A time
How do YOU use color in your life, and quilts? How does color affect your mood? Michele presents a basic overview of the Color Wheel, and how colors can work together in planning a quilt. Discover how, what and when to use Color Value, the planned use of light, medium and dark fabrics, to enhance your quilt designs by exploring the basic use of color in quilts! Michele uses a power point presentation along with a trunk show of actual quilts.

Just Cut The Scrap

1 hour including a Q&A time

What DO you do with all you scraps? Become a frugal and “green” quilter by using your scraps and making quilts! Learn Michele’s “formula” – the more the merrier (fabric that is), to create quilts using Color Value to offer contrast, depth and movement in your quilts! Michele will present an informational and inspirational power point presentation of various types of scrap quilts along with a trunk show of her own original scrap quilts. Her mantra is “No scrap left behind”!

Explore the World of English Paper Piecing: Lecture

1 hour including a Q&A time

English Paper Piecing (EPP) is a traditional quilting technique used to fold fabric around paper templates, and then baste them together to create a consistent-sized shape that is much easier to sew by hand then by machine. Once these fabric covered shapes are created, they are sewn together like puzzle pieces to create intricate designs that can be used as appliques or quilts. Michele will discuss a variety of EPP geometric shapes and sizes; different ways to baste the fabric; and several ways to sew the shapes together. EPP is a HOT topic in the quilting world these days as it is a precise, portable and meditative technique that is FUN and stress free! A power point presentation along with a trunk show will provide inspiration to those  wishing to learn more about EPP!