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Workshops and Lectures

Amy Davidson
Humble Bee Quilt Works


"The Early Days"

How it all started for the Humble Bee. Whether you want to get into the business or just find out what it really takes to get a pattern from idea to the quilter, I think you'll be amazed. I will share some of my first ventures, how I got going and what I really had to learn to publish. I'll bring all the quilts - from beginning to end.

"Why doesn't Mine Look Like Yours?"

What many quilters overlook when piecing a quilt. Let's look at all the reasons why blocks don't measure correctly, quilts don't lay flat and borders are ruffled, just to name a few. Lots of tips - lots of humor.


When Quilts Go Bad:
How Good Quilters Can Avoid Making Bad Quilts
Level: Beginner plus
All day class

Spend some time with Amy and learn how to combat bad piecing, strong arm pressing and other problems that plague quilters. We will make a beautiful quilt, but even better, we will explore all of Amy's "get outta jail free" tricks to fix it when it's not playing fair. Learn what a "Screaming Intersection" is and why having a big bottom isn't all bad. Most of Amy's patterns can be a workshop. Contact us for more information.

Applique, the Amy Way:
How to Turn Those Edges Smoothly
Level: Beginner plus
All day class 

Always wanted to learn turned edge appliqué, but afraid to try? With this method, you CAN do appliqué. Your edges will be smooth and secure and you won't lose your mind! We will work on a block with simple shapes that may then be incorporated into the quilt Going Home. Get ready to show off your new skill!

Full day workshops (6-8 hours) $450
Two day workshops (2 days, 6-8 hours each) $700
Lecture (1+ hour) $250
Book a workshop and lecture and we will discuss a combined rate.

Class requirements:

As the teacher, I require a table and chair, and if possible a dry erase board or chalk board.

The classroom area should be large enough to accommodate all of the students comfortably, have good lighting and enough electrical outlets to support all the sewing machines and irons.

I will supply you with supply lists and the students must receive these before class. Students are responsible for their supplies.

If the class is a project class, an original pattern (not a copy) will be required of each student.

I will send a class sample, when I have one available. Samples must be returned in the same condition as they arrived.

I require any group booking me for a lecture or workshop to sign a contract. All the pre-arranged details will be stated in the contract.

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