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This is a fun no sew workshop that imitates the ancient art of mosaics, inspired by a trip  to Israel.  Learn how to create a mosaic picture from small pre-cut pieces of lots of colored fabric, using a technique that was developed to simplify the process.  Pick one of the available patterns in class that will finish at 9"x12", and then can be bordered and quilted to your preference at home.  Bring tweezers, sharp small scissors. Sharpie marker, low tack tape, and a container with multi compartments such as a floss or egg box,  to use with a provided kit. ($20).  Click HERE for directions to prepare the required work surface,

PHILLY  LOVE - 6 Hours

PHILLY  LOVE - 6 Hours

Funkytown (54"x54") is a scrappy quilt created with Curvalicious.  Use lots of fabric colors or use 2 for a dramatic effect.  Lots of curves with no curved piecing! It's done using fusible web.  Good for beginning fusers or more experienced fusers.  It's composed of 16 blocks that are quick and easy to sew.  More blocks, result in a bigger quilt! Learn how to use Curvalicious and about threads, machine tension and raw edge fusible applique. And the big bonus is learn how to make an award style winning  border that you're sure to use on may, many more quilts.

Required: Curvalicious + Pattern

PHILLY  LOVE - 6 Hours  

"This is one of the best workshops I have attended.... Cheryl is so fun and organized ! "The project looks hard, but it is easy, the Cheryl way!"  K.N.

Mini Mosaics                           3 or 6 Hours   

Taming Silk Dupioni        6 Hours

If you are stuck in a cotton-quilting rut and have wanted to try an  alternative fabric, or just want to spice up your quilts, then this class is for you. This Curvalicious dupioni silk quilt is a show stopper. It's construction  looks quite complicated, but only one template is used to create this skinny quilt combining piecing and fusible applique.  The complementary colors of the handstitched circles complete a stunning design.  Learn the ins and outs of sewing with silk dupioni and how to tame it.  A trunk show during lunch will demonstrate the many other uses for Curvalicious. 

Silk Kit:  $55.00    Curvalicious tool: $32

Optionally, bring your own cotton fabric to learn how to use  Curvalicious.

Mosaic  Medallions              1-2 Days

Funkytown - 6 Hours

Bailey                                                                                         Gracie                                                                      Cooper

Take a trip to the ocean, either on the surface with a beach, sailboats and beach umbrellas or under the sea, creating either one of these wallhangings.  Pick one for your workshop.  Using fusible applique, these scenes go together quickly with a full size patter.  If you're unfamiliar with machine applique, you'll be an eexprt when you're  done.  Curvalicious tool is helpful but not required to create the waves and  scalloped borders.  Let's feel the sand between out toes!

Pattern Required:$15.00  Curvalicious tool: $32.00

This is a great introductory class to cotton fabric dyeing. Starting with  3 colors of dye and 3 1/2 yards of white cotton fabric, you will end up with 30, yes 30, fat eighths of high quality hand dyed fabric in an assortment of colors. This will give you a great palette to work from. In addition to these fabrics, see what happens when you dye black and white fabric. In this workshop you will go home with 5 yds of fabric to rinse at home and learn the basic skills to be able to dye any cotton fabric. Kit Fee: $45 includes fabric and dye

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and more experienced quilters.  We will start with the basics of machine applique, beginning with the different fusible products and how to transfer your designs.  Then using a myriad of techniques, including top stitching, zig zagging and blanket stitching, we will progress to reversible applique, 3-D applique, using netting  and fusible binding - all by machine.  This is an action packed class filled with lots of tips and techniques.  You will be on your way to creating an applique bird sampler quilt measuring 22"x30".

Materials Fee:  $5.00

No Sew Heart Mini Mosaic - 3 Hours


PHILLY  LOVE - 6 Hours

Turn your travel memories or passions into this free standing book.  In this workshop, you'll learn how to transform your inspiration into a page, whether it's using a photo, words, applique or non-traditional technique.  Each page measures 5"x7" and your book can have as many or as few pages as desired.  Bring your ideas and inspiration to start this unique fiber art.


Curvalicious Skinny Quilt           6 Hours

Quilting Arts Aug/Sept 2016

PHILLY  LOVE - 6 Hours

Beachalious or Fishalicious           Two 4 hour Worshops

 Fabric postcards are an easy way to share your artistic side. The houses of Key West are the perfect inspiration. These cards can be mailed or framed for hanging. Choose from patterns provided by Cheryl or design your own, using fusible web and a bit of stitching, then mail to a friend or keep for yourself (we won’t tell)!

Kit Fee: $7 - Includes patterns, stabilizers and postcard backing

Mosaic Pet Retreat           3 Days

Create an amazing, pieced quilt of your pet using your own photograph. Learn to "see" the shading in your pet's face and how to piece in the details.  The finished quilt measures 54" x 54" and the quilting reflects the individual pet's fur.  

This 3 Day class can be held as a retreat or as a 3 day workshop. Get a group of friends together and we can set up a date and location.

Free Standing Fabric Book     1-3 Days

This is a wonderful mini mosaic project that requires no sewing at all!  You can leave the workshop with your finished heart ready to hang on the wall.

Finished size:  9" x 12"

Kit Fee:  $12.00 (includes canvas)

Postcards From Key West   - Sew & Send Fabric Art    3 Hours

This is the perfect workshop to learn everything you neeed to know for quilting with silk dupioni.  Starting with stabilizing the silk whether you are piecing or doing fusible applique, to stitching to quilting.  This  "Bird On A Branch" wallhanging measures 22" x 22".  Use your dupioni silk or put together an a la carte kit from Cheryl's supplies.

This is a workshop for those that are interested in a larger and more complex Mini Mosaic.  These meddallion measure 24"x24" when finished. It's also a great opportunity to make that Mariner's Compass that you've always wanted to make, but now you don't have to worry about the points and circular piecing.  Everything needed to create and finish the wall hanging will be covered in the workshop.

Mosiac Masterpiece, my new line of fabric, will be available in the Fall.  Sofia looks great using this fabric or your own.  Doesn't it remind you of the floors in old European churches?  Participants will need the patterns and a 15 degree wedge ruler. 

Pattern Required: $12

Optional kits will be available ($60.00) Old World and Contemporary

Introductory Fabric Dyeing    3 or 6 Hours -   Zoom Friendly

Design A Mosaic (1-5 Days)

In this workshop, you will create your own mosaic design pattern from a simple object/drawing or for a more in depth, long term  project -  from a vacation photo.   After preparing your pattern,  learn the technique and perhaps finish your unique Mini Mosaic Quilt.

PHILLY  LOVE - 6 Hours

PHILLY  LOVE - 6 Hours

PHILLY  LOVE - 6 Hours

Sofia - 6 HOURS - Available November, 2020

quilter  * designer *  author * teacher*  fabric designer

Inspired by the iconic Robert Indiana sculpture, " Philly Love" is a fun and easy project.  Learn about foundation piecing, circular quilting with a walking foot and how to finish your project with facing. 

Finished size: 12"x12".

Available as a PDF or Pattern printed on foundation fabric:  $5

Sewing With Silk               6 Hours

PHILLY  LOVE - 6 Hours

Have you been intrigued by the sheen and glamour of Dupioni Silk, but are afraid to work with it?  Dupioni silk is a beautiful and multi-faceted fabric that adds elegance to any project.  It can be stabilized so that it will behave like cotton.  Cheryl will share her tips for working with it while each participant will design and construct a wallhanging out of half square triangles.  Kit is available.  It includes fabric, tips and pattern to create a wallhanging that measures  24" x 36".  Kit:  $30.00

Due to the craziness  with Zoom and the overwhelming growth of my pattern business, I am limiting the number of Zoom lectures and workshops.  I hope you can be understanding.  Cheryl                                                          Lectures:

Almost all of my lectures and workshops have been modified to be Zoom friendly.  

Fees:   1 hour lecture :$550

Workshops range in time from 3 to 6 hours:  $425-$600, excluding supplies. ​​

All lectures are about 1 hour long with a question and answer period.  Some are power point presentations followed with lots of quilts of various sizes.  Some lectures are presented as a trunk show.

Turning Travel Into Treasures - 

Traveling whether overseas or to the town next door, can lead to inspirations for lots of quilts.  Learn to look through your camera lens, or smart phone,

with  a quilter's eye.  Building details, like the wrought iron banisters in Barcelona or a scene from your summer vacation to the beach, can be

transformed using fabric to create lasting memories.  I'll share how I turn my inspirations into quilts by printing photos onto fabric, convert photos into

a quilted scene, use architectural motifs to create a contemporary quilt or combine them all into a fiber book. 

On Becoming A Fabric  Designer - 

Have you ever thought about designing your own fabric or have wondered about the process? How does a an idea go from your brain to actually being on fabric on a shelf in your local quilt shop? The journey to becoming a fabric designer for Hoffman International Fabrics started with my Mini Mosaic quilts.  I talk about the idea inception, inspiration and how I prepared a presentation for their Art Director and Marketing Manager.  Learn about the ins and outs of then getting a turning the sample yardage into enticing samples and commercial pattterns.

Sensational Silk 

Silk Dupioni is a luscious beautiful fabric that has such an elegant shimmer to it.  It can add richness to any project.  It has a unique quality based on its slubs and irridescence.  I will share my silk body of work that includes everything from Jewish ritual pieces to traditionl quilts to contemporary quilts to modern quilts.  Learn how to tame this potentially difficult fabric so that you will have the courage to cut into it and use it in one of your projects.  I'll share everything I have learned while constructing over 30 quilted pieces.

 A Unique Personality

Every choice you make when designing a quilt makes it unique.  A computer can be a powerful tool in helping to bring your personalized designs to fruition.  This lecture will cover the specifics about how to print on fabric and how to transform your words, photos, drawings and memories into patterns for applique.  Many ways will be demonstrated to include photo in your quilts and how to make each of your quilt unique and individual, adding just the right amount of embellishment, from beads to buttons to bits & pieces from your travels.  Leave this lecture with the tools to go home and start working on your own personalized quilt.

Inspiration From Squiggles and Dots

This lecture was inspired while on vacation in Florida.  The wallpaper in the hotel room shouted out to me - "I would make a great quilt".  I started looking at the world and objects around me and found lots of inspiration from everything from wallpaper to sidewalks to wine labels to wrought iron gates.Using photos and finished quilts, you will see how inspiration can be transformed into a quilted piece.


​​                                       Choose to Fuse - 6 hours