Please contact me if you are interested in any of these lectures or workshops:




Playing with Pre-Cuts

Pre-cuts are bundles of fabric, in coordinating colors, cut into consistent sizes to provide accurate pieces. The most popular include five-inch squares, 10" squares and 2 1/2" wide strips. "Fat Quarters" are also pre-cuts. Enjoy a lecture/demonstration of several projects that use these pre-cut sizes, including table runners, pillows, a mug rug and even full size quilts.

Bed Turning

Invite Linda to narrate a bed-turning for your guild event or quilt show. What is a bed turning? Quilts of all types and styles, antique, vintage or newly made, are placed one on top of the other on a "bed." As each quilt is turned back, the quilt is revealed and its history, pattern or other interesting information is described. The quilts may come from guild members, the community, or Linda may bring some. This is an interesting and popular way to show a variety of quilts and styles of quiltmaking.

Linda Hunter - Quilt Detective

Linda will give as much information about the quilts your members bring to this lecture as possible. She may be able to tell the pattern name, age of the quilt, types of fabrics in it and other interesting information. It is fun for everyone to learn about these treasured quilts, although sometimes a quilt may remain a mystery.

Helpful Hints for Award Winning Quilts

What do judges look for when awarding ribbons? As a quilt show judge, Linda has many suggestions for improving your quilts, and your chances for winning that ribbon.

This information is helpful to all quilters, even those not interested in entering a show or having a quilt judged. Linda will bring several quilts as examples of positive, and sometimes negative, situations found in quilt making.

This is an informative lecture for quilters who are interested in improving their skills.

The History of Reproduction Fabrics

Linda will show a variety of antique fabric samples and current fabrics, as well as quilts from several eras to illustrate reproduction fabrics and their origins. Some reproduction fabrics have been available for over 100 years.

A Hundred Years of Redwork

Lecture includes a look at the interesting origins of redwork and the path it has taken to present-day quiltmaking. Enjoy viewing some examples of redwork and a variety of patterns and fabrics used in this technique.

Language of Flowers in Quilts

Meanings of many flowers and folklore concerning the origin of the flowers' symbolism are a part of the lecture. A selection of floral quilts will accompany this interesting narrative.

Quilts Past and Present

A variety of quilts, antique and contemporary, will act as the vehicles for this journey through the history of our country. Included in the lecture are historical facts, names of quilt patterns, patchwork and applique designs and various types of quilts.

What To Do With 5" Squares

A lecture/demonstration showing a variety of scrap quilts that utilize five inch squares for their patchwork designs.  We all have many scraps, and very often collections of  five inch squares, which have been sold as samples from fabric companies or traded among friends.  These quilt patterns use the squares in the most economical way possible with very little waste.

Binding - Basics and Beyond

Binding is the last step in finishing a quilt, and one of the most important steps. The binding protects the edge of the quilt from wear, but also it often adds one last touch of color, design or interest. It is important that the binding conforms to the quilt edge and is smooth.

We will explore calculating the size of binding and amount needed, sewing it to both sides of the quilt, mitering corners and finishing.

Also included are an easy two color binding, how to bind scalloped edges and how to create a prairie point finish - instead of traditional binding.


Playing with Pre-Cuts

Pre-cuts are bundles of fabric, in coordinating colors, cut into consistent sizes to provide accurate pieces. One of the most popular sizes available are 10" squares. We will begin to make a 45" square quilt using half a package of 10" squares (about 20 squares, or two matching packages of 5" squares) and two yards of fabric for background. These fabrics will be cut to minimize waste. The quilt will include nine blocks, each twelve inches square, with two borders.

A Perfect Finish for Borders and Bindings

When finally finishing your quilt, do not cut corners. Instead, learn how to make perfect corners on borders, and also on your binding. Linda will show two methods for creating mitered corners on borders of any size.

She also has helpful hints for sewing a binding to a quilt, creating sharp, mitered corners, and ending the binding with a neat finish that doesn't show. If you wish, she will also show you how to figure yardage for straight grain or bias binding and how to make bias binding.

Celestial Chain Quilt

Two easy blocks, fifteen eight point star blocks and fifteen nine patch blocks, will create this colorful quilt, 60" x 72" without borders. For a coordinated look, it may be made with 15 fat quarters and 2 3/4 yards of background fabric. However, this makes a wonderful scrap quilt with a variety of fabrics, keeping in mind the amount of fabrics needed will be similar to the coordinated style. We will employ an updated, precise method, using a background square and four smaller squares, to make the star points. A Tucker Wing Clipper I tool will be helpful, but not required. Students will begin this quilt in class, finish at home. Instruction for piecing each type of block, setting them together, and possible borders will be included in class.


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