Classes & Lectures

Ellen Anne Eddy's Classes and LecturesHere is a list of many different lectures and workshops to choose from.  Click on Supply List for a printable list. (To schedule please  contact Kathy Semone, office manager.) 

This catalog has a full listing with all the details.

Lectures: Include slide show and trunk show.

Workshops: There are Half-Day (3hrs) workshops and Full-Day (6hrs) workshops for you to choose from.

Half-Day Workshops
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Often in a seminar there just isn’t enough time for full day classes. Half-Day classes are also good if you want a class before or after a lecture. Here are some classes that are perfect for three hours of sewing success. These classes give a smaller range project, achievable within the class period.

Class Fees:
Class fee thru 2011 will be $450 per lecture or 3 hour class, $600 per six hour class, $700 and $1,025 respectively for no sale/ percentage situations.

Seminar Lecture special:
Have Ellen scheduled for 2 class days and a lecture and get your guild lecture for $50 off.

Have Ellen scheduled for 3 class days and a lecture and get your lecture for $100 off.

Not seeing exactly the class you’d like me to teach? Ask me. I’m happy to build a class for your guild’s needs.

Always expect a wonderful selection of wall hangings for you to see up close and in person. I also make my own hand-dyed fabric, threads, stabilizers and quilts available as a resource for sale for your guild.

Travel expenses extra.

If your guild has a no- sale policy or a percentage they require from teacher’s sales, my fees are slightly higher.

Fees are listed through bookings in 2016. 

Contract: 

See my contract for details

 

 

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Lectures

Ellen Anne Eddy Seminar Suggestions

Ellen Anne Eddy Seminar Suggestions

Have Ellen scheduled for two or more class days and a lecture and get $75 off each class day.

Not seeing exactly the class you’d like me to teach? Ask me.  I’m happy to build a class for your guild’s needs.
Always expect a wonderful selection of wall hangings for you to see up close and in person. 

I also make my own hand-dyed fabric, threads, stabilizers and quilts available as a resource for sale  for your guild. Travel expenses extra.  If your guild has a no- sale policy or a percentage they require from teacher’s sales, my fees are slightly higher. See my contract for details about class pricing.

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Meeting in a Box

Meeting in a Box

Sometimes your group just doesn’t have the money for a speaker. But it’s fun to have special supplies, fabrics or threads come in for sale. Ask Ellen to send you a box of fabrics and threads for your group to purchase at a meeting. Let her know what you’d like her to send. $100 minimum purchase(from your group collectively). You pay for postage and can send back whatever isn’t sold. Perfect for small groups or a fun shopping evening.
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The Beautiful Beast

The Beautiful Beast

A slide show exploring the images of animals in the quilt world.  Whether they are pets or alter egos, metaphors, or mentors, or a mirror of our reality, we live in a world full of animal imagery. We’ll look at that rich vein of symbolism through the eyes of quilters who are fascinated by beautiful beasts. Recommended for groups who are more interested in quilting stories than in techniques.

The Color Cookbook Approach

The Color Cookbook Approach

A slide lecture offering a gentle and personal approach to color theory.  We’ll discuss color choices from dye-pot to fabric selection to thread usage.  We’ll examine the effects top name quilters get through their color choices, and show you how to personalize color formulas to work for you. Recommended for anyone wanting to expand their understanding of color  in their work.

The Enchanted World of Ellen Anne Eddy

The Enchanted World of Ellen Anne Eddy

A slide show and discussion of my own passage as a quilter and artist. From my beginnings as a traditional quilter, I’ll show how I’ve developed my own techniques in machine quilting and embroidery, embroidered appliqué, reverse appliqué with solids and sheers, three-dimensional appliqué, naked needle, specialty threads, and machine beading.  Recommended for guilds who want to see a body of Ellen’s work and her techniques
 

The Visual Path

The Visual Path

We explore the elements of design to make nature quilts that move and that move you. The design concepts are easy to understand and so much fun. You'll see how to build a path through your quilt that feeds the eye and the soul. The lecture focuses on taking geometric forms, translating them to organic shapes and creating nature quilts that live, move and breathe. Recommended for guilds with an interest in improving art skills.

Thread Magic

Thread Magic

A slide show and discussion of machine embroidery and quilting as a design element in contemporary quilting. Techniques discussed include Stitching in the ditch, echo quilting, quilting as line drawing, garnet stitch, machine beading, machine embroidery and machine embroidered appliqué.  Recommended for groups with an interest in machine work or as an overview of thread magic techniques.

Thread Magic Garden Lecture

Thread Magic Garden Lecture

Fabulous gardens in life and fabric with wonderful ways to make fabric flowers out of simple shapes. Recommended for groups interested in flowers and in beginning abstract design.

Workshops - Full Day

Dragonfly Sky

Dragonfly Sky

A 12" square project with most the design decisions made for you gives you the time and space to focus on learning technique and finishing what you’ve started. Make a great bobbin work dragonfly in this quick and easy class.
Skill Level: Beginning to intermediate. Skill Set: Soft Edge applique, bobbin work applique, Angelina fiber, couching 1 Session, 6 hours
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Dye Day Workshop

Dye Day Workshop

Light Source fabric you dye yourself can give exactly what you need for your creative process. Combine some techniques of tie-dye and fabric painting to create the perfect surface for machine quilting, embroidery and embellishment.  This workshop has kit and workbook available.
Skill level:  Beginner / expert. Skill set: Fabric dyeing, Thread Dyeing, Color.  1 Session 6 hours

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Free Motion Applique Mastery

Free Motion Applique Mastery

Build fantastic landscapes and natural with Cut-away  and direct appliqué techniques. Add sheers, Angelina fiber,Couching, brocade and cheesecloth for a unique landscape. Skill level: Beginner/ Expert. Skill Set: Direct Applique, Cut-away Applique, Angelina Fiber, Working with sheers and brocades, couching, soft and hard edge applique. 
6hr workshop
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Ladybugs Garden

Ladybugs Garden

A 12" square project with most the design decisions made for you gives you the time and space to focus on learning technique and finishing what you’ve started. Oriental brocade and hand-dyed fabric with cut away and direct appliqué techniques and soft edge and hard edge stitchery make this lovely ladybug perched on her leaf.  There is a workbook available for this workshop.
Skill Level: Beginning to Intermediate
Skill Set: Cut-away and direct applique, soft edge  and hard edge finish applique, shaggy applique  6 hour project oriented class 
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Landscape Design

Landscape Design

You’ll build fantastic landscapes in this class. We all drool over the amazing brocades, tulles, Organzas, hand-dyed cottons and lame’s. But the question is, how do you use them? In this class we’ll use non-sewing applique to create the illusions of smoke, mist, water, and fire, to add flora and fauna in fabrics you’ve only dreamed of using. 3 hour design oriented class.
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Personal Studio Time

Personal Studio Time

Learn what you want when you want .
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Stitch Mastery Book

Stitch Mastery Book

Make a stitch vocabulary sampler that includes all the basic thread embroidery skills. Bind your samples into a small fabric book to document all the skills and to take home so you're sure to remember.
Skill Set: thick and thin threads, thread magic appliqué, direct, shagged and cut away appliqué machine beading, and couching. It’s an introduction to everything technique oriented workshop  Skill level; Beginning to expert 1 Session 6 hour

 

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Tea Towel Sampler

Tea Towel Sampler

 

 This updated version of red work uses bobbin work with thick threads on Tea towels/ or muslin in rhythmic designs. It can be done as classic red work or in a myriad of colors. This sampler Makes  an easy introduction to bobbin work
Skill level, beginner/expert  Skill Set: Straight stitch bobbin work with pearl cotton   1 Session, 6 hours
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The Perfect Pincushion

The Perfect Pincushion

Hand-dyed threads and felt scraps make an elegant addition to your studio, your sewing kit or your night stand. We’ll use roving on felt to make an exciting base and add hand dyed threads as embellished stitchery. Hand sewing. These are so addictive it’s hard to stop at making one!Skill level Beginner/ Expert
1 Session, 3 hours product oriented class
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Thread Magic Garden: Abstract Floral Jazz

Thread Magic Garden: Abstract Floral Jazz

Use simple shapes and new machine and free motion applique techniques to build amazing abstract flower gardens. Discover the design secret of the visual path. Build your own garden path around it.
 
Skill level: Beginning to Expert. Skill Set: Flower design from shapes, cut-away applique, direct Applique, free motion applique,  1 Session, 6 hours

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Thread Magic Jacket/Vest

Thread Magic Jacket/Vest

Thread magic bobbin work makes this jacket or vest reversible. Choose a wonderful oversize print design it for you. Project oriented class Skill Level: Beginning to Expert. Skill Set: Bobbin Work, 1 Session, 6 hour 

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Thread Magic Mastery: Working with All Kinds of Threads

Thread Magic Mastery: Working with All Kinds of Threads

Explore working with all kinds of threads from thick to thin to lumpy using a mixture of machine quilting, embroidery, thread sketching, embellishing and machine beading to explore all these techniques workshop.  
Skill level: Beginner to expert Skill Set: Straight and zigzag Stitch vocabulary, bobbin Work applique, machine beading, couching and globbing  
1 Session, 6 hours project oriented class

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Thread Magic Overview

Thread Magic Overview

Sometimes people basically just want to watch. Students will start with a stitch vocabulary that includes all the basic thread embroidery skills. Then I’ll demo all the techniques: working with thick and thin threads, thread magic appliqué, fantasy flowers and landscapes, machine beading, couching, and thread buttonhole binding. It’s an introduction to everything.
6 hour technique oriented workshop
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Thread Magic: Painting with Thread

Thread Magic: Painting with Thread

Solid thread-painted images  using #40 threads and zigzag embroidery and thread painting skills to create solid shaded images and three dimensional appliqué working with alternative threads.
Skill level: intermediate/expert project oriented workshop. Skill Set: Free motion zigzag stitching directions and angles, zoning, color theoryfor thread painting, thread   1 session 6 hours

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Workshops - Half Day

Bobbin Work Appliqué Flowers

Bobbin Work Appliqué Flowers

Working with thick thread and bobbin work techniques we can create an
embroidered flower we can appliqué on any project, quilt, or wearable.
Instant gratification! Different flower patterns available.
Skill Level: beginner/ intermediate  Skill Set: Bobbin Work        
1 Session, 3 hours project oriented workshop.
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Corded Binding  Workshop

Corded Binding Workshop

Corded binding follows the edge of your quilt design. Use  thread, Crochet cotton and machine stitching to make a binding that defies corners and straight edges. Get out of the box!
Skill level Beginner/ Expert Skill Set: Corded binding  1 Session 3 hours   technique oriented class
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Gilding the Lily: Ellen Anne Eddy

Gilding the Lily: Ellen Anne Eddy

Learn how to embellish big prints and batiks with straight stitching and garnet stitch, with wonderful  40 weight threads available. A lot of stitching fun with no design work. The panel will be perfect as a small quilt itself or as the center of a larger piece or incorporated in something wearable.
Skill Level: beginner/ intermediate. Skill Set: Free motion stitching
  
1 Session, 3 hours project oriented class
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Stitch Vocabulary

Stitch Vocabulary

Free motion quilting and embroidery is the most exciting kind of quilting there is. But it does take some practice. This class offers a vocabulary of different stitches for machine embroideries for quilters.
3 hours for technique oriented class. Kit available.

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©2011   Stitch Vocabulary

Free motion quilting and embroidery is the most exciting kind of quilting there is.  But it does take some practice.  This class offers a vocabulary of different stitches for machine embroideries for quilters 

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate See contract for class pricing. Skill Set:  Free motion stitching, garnet stitch, zigzag free motion, Stippling and signatures.  1 Session, 3 hours technique oriented class 

Class Outline
 A. Demo stitch vocabulary, darning foot, solid embroidery on separate fabric
a. Doodle ling
b. Garnet Stitch
c. Zigzag directions
d. Drawing with zigzag
e. Stippling
f. Signatures
     B. Practice stitch vocabulary on scrap fabric

Materials:
1 9” squares of muslin
1 9” square of Fuse a Shade
poly embroidery thread
#90 Top stitching needle
Kit available for $7 fabric, stabilizer, pattern, #90 topstitching needle, spool of poly neon.
Price subject to change without notice

Tools:
Zigzag sewing machine with darning foot


Thread Magic Badges

Thread Magic Badges

The techniques involved guarantee that your work is unlike anyone else’s. So why not use them to make a badge that declares who you are. We’ll work with all kinds of threads from rayons, metallic and irridescents to thick perle cottons and novelty yarns using a mixture machine quilting, embroidery, thread sketching, embellishing and machine beading to make your own name badge.

3 hour project-oriented workshop

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Thread Magic Garden: Bleeding Hearts

Thread Magic Garden: Bleeding Hearts

Bleeding hearts are a springtime favorite! They’re nature’s valentine. The white version is called Dutchmans breeches. Simple shapes and new machine embroidery and applique techniques make bleeding hearts a snap.
11”x 14” project Skill Level beginner/ expert Skill set: Building with Steam a Seam 2, Free motion applique, 1 Session,  3 hours project oriented class
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Thread Magic Garden: Irises

Thread Magic Garden: Irises

Everyone loves irises. These tall stately flowers break into blossom in fabric even if the season is wrong. Simple shapes and new machine embroidery and applique techniques make these irises sing. They’re a celebration of
summer to come.
11”x 14” project Skill Level beginner/ expert. Skill set: Building with Steam a Seam 2, Free motion applique, 1 Session,  3 hours project oriented class   
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Thread Magic Garden: Roses

Thread Magic Garden: Roses

We say so much with roses.  Victorians built a whole language of flowers around them. Very simple shapes and new machine embroidery and applique techniques make this rose easy and fun. It haseverything but the scent.
11”x 14” project Skill Level beginner/ expert. Skill set: Building with Steam a Seam 2, Free motion applique, 1 Session,  3 hours project oriented class 
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March 25, 2017
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