Quilt Guild Events

My live virtual lectures and workshops are suitable for modern, modern traditional and traditional quilters. I hope that you will consider inviting me to lecture and teach over Zoom or in person!

Please scroll down for more details on pricing and scheduling.

CLICK HERE To watch an overview of how I conduct my lectures and classes over Zoom.

CLICK TO EMAIL ME -- I reply within 1 to 2 business days.  Or write to  Info [at] carolelylesshaw [dot] com.

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Live Virtual Quilt Lectures

I offer the following lectures conducted over Zoom, each with a unique presentation and interactive discussion about modern quilting. In addition to my slideshow of modern quilts, if time permits, I use my 2nd camera to show actual quilts and talk in more detail about fabric choices, quilting and binding a modern quilt. This interactive  talk and trunk show introduces quilters of all backgrounds to the modern quilt movement. There will be lots of time for questions and answers.

I am happy to accommodate your Guild time Zone--even internationally.  (I am located in Florida.)  Lectures offered for 2023 and 2024:

  • What Makes a Modern Quilt?  An introduction to current and emerging design principles of modern quilting.  I also debunk some of the myths about modern quilting. (No, they are not all gray and you can use batiks.)
  • NEW My Adventures in Improv! Improvisational design is one of the modern quilt principles.  Using lots of quilts images, I share how I incorporate improvisation from beginning sketches, color palette selection, piecing up to selecting quilting stitches.
  • Sustainability--Becoming an EcoFriendly Quilter. Textile manufacturing has a huge impact on the environment.  This is an interactive lecture that includes tips and strategies for managing stash, conscious consumerism and keeping the JOY in our quilt life. Lots of times for reflection, discussion through chat and personal planning.

My lecture fee is $550 for events scheduled through 5/31/2024.  I am currently scheduling through 2024.

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL ME  if you are interested in scheduling a lecture for your group. I usually reply within 1 to 2 business days.

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Live Virtual Quilt Workshops

I will be offering live virtual workshops open to the public.

Guilds may contact me if they wish to receive a discount to purchase seats in bulk for their members for my public events.

I reply to emails within 2 business days.   Please Email me at [email protected]  or Email me HERE.

My classes are taught live using Zoom. I combine live demonstrations with  prerecorded videos to create an interactive and fun learning experience.

For some workshops, prerecorded videos are available on a private classroom site before the live workshop and for 1 week following the workshop. The videos cover fabric selection and techniques taught during the class.

Each class is very hands on — with lots of sewing time so that you can leave with a solid start on your project.  I provide lots of assistance with fabric selection, techniques and other questions throughout the class. I'm also sewing along with you --so you have a chance to see me making blocks live right along with you.

In Person Guild Lectures & Workshops

I have decided that I wil not be available to book in person lectures and workshops.  I know that I will miss the in person camaraderie, but this decision is the best option for my life and family commitments.

I hope that your guild will consider my virtual options as these events have been well received by many, many guilds.

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