Tuesday, May 8, 2018

News Flash

I've decided to celebrate the arrival of spring with a Etsy Sale!  All Items are 20% off.   Click here to visit my Shop.
In other News, I have a new Lecture ~

Inspiration! - Interpretation to Celebration
PowerPoint Presentation illustrating how and where to find inspiration and develop it into your own work.  Concepts of transformation, color, scale, composition will be covered.  The importance of editing and auditioning.  I will discuss techniques for staying engaged through completion and the importance of celebrating our work.  

1 hour with trunk show of quilts
I also have two new workshops to instruct and inspire~

Lollipop Garden - New 2018
A fun workshop that teaches quilters how to make perfect circles! This is a sewing machine class where students will learn the technique of  finished edge machine applique'.   Students will also learn how to make the foundation string border.  This class is great for all skill levels.
Full Day Workshop.  Class limit 20.
Kit fee required which includes pattern and circles.

Magic Medallions - New 2018
Using leftovers, strips, UFO or swap blocks, learn how to compose different elements into a cohesive pleasing composition.  Students can work in a liberated way or traditional style.  Students will learn principles of drafting, resizing blocks and the importance of auditioning.  This is a hands on design class for all level of quilters.
Full Day Workshop - 20 student limit.

Some Nice things people have said about my programs and workshops:
"I've known Barb for over 20 years and have watched her grow from dedicated student to accomplished artist.  Her approach to quilting is both studied and fun.  She can speak with knowledge and humor on any style and tradition of quilt making.  Her workshops encourage quilters to expand their boundaries, make their own work and enjoy the process."
Gwen Marston 
Teacher, Author and Friend

"Barb Vedder is a terrific Speaker.  Her lectures are fun and engaging and her quilts are spectacular.
Our Guild also enjoyed her Workshop.  We'd love to have her back again!"
Doreen Johnson
President of Centreville Quilter's Unlimited, VA

"Barb Vedder is an award winning, talented quilter and an encouraging and generous teacher. In her lectures,  hear about her quilting journey and be awed by the variety and workmanship of her quilts.
In her workshops, you’ll learn lots of techniques and be inspired to create your own quilts.  When she visits your group you really will have Fun with Barb!"
Nancy Strife
Vice President/Program Chair of Brownstone Quilters, NJ

"Barb's presentation of her quilting journey was amazing! She captivated the guild with her stories and inspired many to “think” about doing a little appliqué and designing their own works of art!"
Silver City Quilt Guild of Taunton, MA

Yikes, that is enough shameless self promotion for one post - or forever!
I'll be back soon with a regular post.
Happy Spring!


  1. I admit that I forgot you had an Etsy store. I ordered your folky pattern and I want to make one right away!! I surely wish I could take one of your classes. I would especially like the medallion class. I have printed out your class information but could you e-mail me prices so I can put in a plug for you to come to Maine!!! And, self promotion is important! You have to toot your own horn because no one else knows the tune!

  2. Oh my...you're a busy lady Barb !! Enjoy your lectures and the comments ! They are well deserved !

  3. Love this! You go girl. I'll be sharing this with my guild. Your new program sounds very intriguing.

  4. Hello Barb! Busy, Busy, Busy. Enjoy it all, very well deserved.


  5. What lovely things people have said about your programs and workshops :0) I'm sure your new ones will be wonderful too.

  6. I can add that Barb is a lot of fun and full of energy! You will be chuckling all during her lecture! Her workshop is very thorough and she is a very engaging teacher.

  7. What exciting new and challenging classes. You're going to be super busy.

  8. Wonderful, Barb! I bet lots of guilds will be contacting you about your new lectures and workshops. Love your medallion quilts :) Maybe GSQ will be interested??

  9. If I lived close enough, I would definitely take one of your classes.:) I can see that you thoroughly enjoy this part of your quilting!

  10. I can imagine it is a delightful experience to be in on one of your presentations.
    I don't belong to a guild, but it seems that the guilds around here rarely bring in speakers from farther away than a couple of hours. They don't know what they are missing!

  11. this is nice post i can imagine it is a delightful experience to be on one of your presentation Wonderful, Barb

  12. wow !!! beautiful and so lovely work :) i really like your good idea so much.Thank for sharing.



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